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News: Transit Fare Equity, Exurban Transit, Transit & Housing In Curitiba, Houston Redevelopment Opportunity, Difference TOD Makes

Tracks News - In this section you'll find news from cities around the country as well as interviews and general reporting on issues.  It might be from a newspaper or a blog, but it counts as news.
TRANSPORT

National: Obama Tells States "Use It Or Lose It"

Transportation Nation


States will lose out on millions of dollars in federal highway money if they sit on the cash without putting it to immediate use, the White House said in a statement today...

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Research: Transit Fare Equity in Utah Using GIS

TRB TRIS


Transport policy is inherently spatial. Building new transit infrastructure, changing the level of service, or modifying transit fares will differentially impact the spatial distributions of costs and benefits associated with public transit...

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Research: Public Transit for Exurban Settlements

TRB TRIS


Many planners believe that it is impossible to provide viable, high-occupancy public transport in low-density areas. The challenge is acute in Australia's exurban settlements - the small towns and villages in the commuter belts around major cities...

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Research: Matching Transit and Housing in Curitiba

TRB TRIS


The success of the world-renowned bus rapid transit (BRT) in Curitiba, Brazil, is based on the interdependence of public transport, road system hierarchy, and land use regulation...

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Research: Matching Transit and Housing in Curitiba

TRB TRIS


The success of the world-renowned bus rapid transit (BRT) in Curitiba, Brazil, is based on the interdependence of public transport, road system hierarchy, and land use regulation...

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Houston: Metro Board to Vote on Funds

Houston Chronicle


The Metropolitan Transit Authority is meeting Friday to craft ballot language and call an election for November asking voters whether to extend a program that for decades has diverted a fourth of its 1 percent sales tax revenues for local governments' road projects...

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Denver: What Are Northern Suburbs Getting For Money?

Times Call


Denver's northern suburbs are ready to revolt against the Regional Transportation District over its failure to deliver rail lines to their communities...

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URBANISM | HOUSING | CITIES | ENVIRONMENT

Houston: Once in a Lifetime Property Opportunity

Houston Chronicle


A rare opportunity lies in 136 acres just east of downtown Houston. The Buffalo Bayou-front parcel, a longtime industrial and office complex, went on the market earlier this summer - a move bayou enthusiasts, East End residents and real estate developers had been anticipating for years...

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Research: Do TOD's Make a Difference?

TRB TRIS


The United States is moving into a new era of metropolitan development and form. The demographic, economic, and finance drivers that made America a suburban nation have run their course...

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Boston: Union Square Redevelopment Plans

Boston Globe


Making way for the Green Line Extension, the City of Somerville Thursday unveiled an urban renewal plan for Union Square that proponents say could bring thousands of jobs, hundreds of units of new housing, and the promise of prosperity for the neighborhood...

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Research: Growth Machine Stops, Edge Cities

Urban Affairs Review


Critical reflections on growth machine and urban regime theory have pointed to the value of integrating these theories of urban politics with the likes of regulation theory. This article attempts such a synthesis with a view to further elaborating theories of urban politics with regard to settlement type and evolution...

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