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Transport: Central Corridor Lessons, NC To Block Transit & Livability Funds, FTC Sides With Uber In Taxi Fight, Buses Vs. Streetcars

TRANSPORT

Will Central Corridor Lessons Transfer to Southwest 

Twin Cities Finance and Commerce

 

Businesses along the Central Corridor Light Rail Transit line had to sue in federal court to get the Metropolitan Council to provide an estimate of how much revenue local establishments lost during the transit line's construction.

 

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NC Governor Seeks to Block Transit, Enhance Road Funding 

DC Streetsblog

 

A new transportation plan put forward by North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory will make it "almost impossible to find money for passenger trains, sidewalks, bicycles and regional transit," according to the Raleigh News Observer.

 

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Leimert Park Report Rips Open Station Debate Again 

LA Streetsblog

 

A new Metro Board report released to the public on Monday details where Metro found the $120 million needed to build the Leimert Park Station for the Crenshaw Line, and many people aren't happy.

 

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Federal Trade Commission Sides with Uber in DC Taxi Fight 

The Hill

 

Federal regulators are warning the District of Columbia's taxicab commission that proposed rules on services like Uber that use smartphone applications to pay and hail taxis could be overly restrictive.

 

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Jarrett Walker Says Buses Beat Streetcars in Mixed Traffic 

Cincinnati Inquirer

 

As business leaders push for a Brent Spence Bridge replacement and new Uptown highway interchange, Jarrett Walker is on another mission: helping communities understand how public transportation can lessen congestion and advance economic development goals.

 

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Dutch Drivers Don't Have Strict Liability 

Crikey Australia

 

There's a common view that a key reason cycling is so popular in The Netherlands is because motorists are strictly liable for damages in the event they collide with a cyclist. But is it true?

 

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Ten Percent of Citibike Docks Fail Daily 

Transportation Nation

 

Ten months ago, when Mayor Bloomberg announced Citi Bike would be delayed, he explained why: "The software doesn't work. Duh," he said on his weekly radio show.

 

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RTD Could Move Light Rail Away from Medical Campus 

Denver Post

 

The tremor over light rail trains disturbing sensitive research equipment at the University of Colorado's Anschutz Medical Campus appears to be ending well.

 

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Nashville Councilmember Wants Different BRT Route Studied 

Nashville Scene

 

Metro Councilman Josh Stites has filed an amendment to Mayor Karl Dean's capital spending plan that would require the Metro Transit Authority to study Charlotte Avenue as an alternate route for The Amp.

 

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