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News: Walking To Transit, Downfall Of Libertarian Bus Service, Utah Transit Agency Lobbying, Education And Location, Austin Growth Plan

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

Pittsburgh: Longer Walk to T Frustrates Some

Pittsburgh Post Gazette


Nick Salmen and his family rented an apartment in Beechview because it was close to the Traymore stop on Port Authority's Red Line. Having no car, they use the T to get around, sometimes riding up the line to the Hampshire stop in the neighborhood's business district...

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National: Chinatown Buses and Libertarianism

Salon


Last week marked the symbolic end of a libertarian experiment in transit. Fourteen years after Fung Wah sent its first bus from New York City to Boston, the feds shut down 26 curbside bus operators, many of them the now-famous Chinatown fleets that made super-cheap East Coast city hopping feel like an inalienable right...

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National: UTA Lobbies More Than Other Agencies

Real Clear Politics


The Utah Transit Agency spends more on lobbying in Washington, D.C., than any transit agency in the country _ more than Houston, Philadelphia or Denver, records show. It spends more than Phoenix, Oakland, Calif., and San Jose, Calif., transit agencies combined...

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Portland: $400M to Cap I-5

Oregonian


A stakeholder's advisory committee voted 13-3 Thursday, with two undecideds, to approve a draft of a $400 million plan to improve surface streets, widen Interstate 5 and cap the freeway around Portland's Rose Quarter...

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Salt Lake City: Residents Love Thier Trails

Salt Lake Tribune


Salt Lake County residents want to see more trails winding through their communities - and they're willing to see tax dollars spent to develop hiking and biking paths...

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URBANISM/HOUSING/CITIES

Virginia: Dulles Trapezoid Could be Anchor

Washington Post


There's a clear view of it from the car window shortly after leaving Dulles International Airport: a glass-covered trapezoid rising from the landscape near the intersection of the toll road and Route 28...

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Research: Education and the Location of Work

Annals of Regional Science (Abstract)


Using data on individuals from the 2008 American Community Survey, we examine the relationship between educational attainment and the location of jobs in fifteen large metropolitan areas in the United States...

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Austin: City Council To Vote Growth Plan

Austin American Statesman


When asked why Austinites should care about a new comprehensive plan the City Council is poised to adopt, city planner Garner Stoll points to a mostly dilapidated neighborhood in Northeast Austin...

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