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Transport: Cleveland Motorists Vs. Cyclists, Ann Arbor To Detroit Rail Plan, MN Streetcar Value Capture


Cleveland Motorists, Cyclists Seek a Truce 

Cleveland Plain Dealer


Every cyclist who's spent time on the road has heard it - scolds, curses and shouts from drivers who want them to move over or get on the sidewalk.

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After Long Wait, Cedar Avenue BRT Opens Soon 

Minneapolis Star Tribune


After more than a decade of planning and study - and years of road construction - the Cedar Avenue bus rapid transit line opens on Saturday, putting Dakota County on the regional transit map.

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Ann Arbor to Detroit Commuter Rail Possibly in 3 Years 

Ann Arbor News


Nick Tobier and his 3-year-old son Oscar weren't planning on getting on a train Friday, but after passing by the railcar parked in downtown Ann Arbor, they had to check it out.

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Minneapolis Council Weighing Value Capture Plan for Streetcars 

Minneapolis Star Tribune


The City Council and the public will weigh in Tuesday on a plan to redirect about $5 million a year in property taxes to help build a streetcar line along Nicollet and Central Aves.

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Surface Transportation Board Says CAHSR Can Start 

Railway Age


The Surface Transportation Board granted an exemption for construction of 65 miles of California high speed railroad right-of-way between Merced and Fresno, Calif., on Thursday, June 13, 2013.

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If Drivers Don't Want to Bypass Congestion, Why Should Taxpayers? 

DC Streetsblog


A pilot project to bring high occupancy/toll lanes to State Route 167 in metro Seattle has grossly deviated from projections, raising questions about the value of added road capacity.

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The Truth About Tejon Pass 

California High Speed Rail Blog


If you try to reach Los Angeles from the Central Valley and points north, the Tehachapi Mountains stand squarely in the way.

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Clinton Wants Congress to Think More on Infrastructure Bank 

The Hill


Former President Clinton called on Friday for Congress to revive the idea of creating a national infrastructure bank.

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Cities With and Without Transit 

Cap'n Transit


I was not at the Congress for the New Urbanism last month, so I was unable to take part in the debate, "Can a city be successful without transit?"

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