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Colorado Road Money Can Be Used for Transit Now 

Denver Post, via: DC Streetsblog

 

A new state law that quietly moved through this year's legislature gives cities and counties unprecedented freedom to spend tax dollars on transportation projects other than roads and bridges.


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3 Initiatives to Drive the New Secretary of Transportation 

Rooflines

 

President Obama on April 29 nominated Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx for Secretary of Transportation. Transit advocates are hoping that Foxx's experience as the successful mayor of a mid-size city will ground his work as secretary.


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Infrastructure and Democracy 

Pedestrian Observations

 

Two stories, one recent and one older, have made me think about the undemocratic way the US builds infrastructure.


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Vancouver Council Denies a Vote on Light Rail 

The Columbian

 

The Vancouver City Council declined Monday to place an anti-light rail initiative on the November ballot.


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Streetcar Could be Foxx's Final Fight 

WCNC

 

Mayor Anthony Foxx reassured supporters of the controversial Capital Investment Plan and streetcar extension that he's still fighting for both proposals Monday, suggesting he doesn't have one foot in Washington D.C. ahead of his confirmation hearings to be U.S. Secretary of Transportation.


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Are Overhead Wires Really That Bad? 

Next City

 

Like a number of cities in California, Anaheim has streetcars on the mind.


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The Inequitable Toll of Pedestrian Deaths 

DC Streetsblog

 

A recent report by the Centers for Disease Control found that while 10.5 percent of all trips in the United States are made on foot, pedestrians made up 13 percent of all traffic fatalities between 2001 and 2010. During those years, a staggering 47,392 pedestrians were killed on American roadways.


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The Reverse-Commute Boom 

Washington City Paper

 

As anyone who's ever boarded a Red Line train at rush hour knows, the Metro can get very crowded. And with the city's population booming and a decreasing percentage of residents owning cars, it's only going to get more crowded.


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