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Transport: House T&I Changes, Charlotte Streetcar OK, $34B Toronto Transit Strategy, Peru Aerial Tram Plans

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New Leadership Soon on the T&I Committee 

Transportation Issues Daily

 

It is very likely that there will be changes in subcommittee leadership on the House Transportation Committee in July.


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In a Switch, Charlotte Council Approves Streetcar 

Charlotte Observer

 

After a year of bickering, the City Council voted 7-4 Tuesday night to set aside $63?million for a streetcar extension through uptown Charlotte - a decision celebrated by dozens of residents who pleaded for the transit project to move forward.


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20 Years of Shanghai Metro 

People's Daily

 

As train No. 101 inched toward the Jinjiang Amusement Park Station on Metro Line 1 at 10am yesterday, technician Liu Xujun and engineer Huangfu Xiaoyan complimented each other amid a flurry of flash bulbs around them.


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Can $34B Metrolinx Transit Strategy Succeed? 

Torontoist

 

The regional transit agency has released its plan for raising the $34 billion we need to build new transit.


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Peru to Build Aerial Trams to Transport People 

Business Standard

 

Peru will resume operation of its cable car system to improve access to mountainous areas and for tourism purposes, President Ollanta Humana said.


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Video: New York City Bikeshare Up and Running 

Streetfilms

 

Memorial Day 2013 marked a milestone in NYC transportation history: the debut of the city's bike-share system, Citi Bike.


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Why Do SF Transit Projects Take So Long? 

San Francisco Chronicle, via: MTC Headlines

 

The bus rapid-transit system impressed a 16-person delegation from San Francisco on a recent transportation study trip with its bright red vehicles, sleek glass-walled stations and its all-day crush of riders.


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How I Learned to Love Bike Share 

The Atlantic Cities

 

New York stands, but only barely. Monday's opening of the Citi Bike bike-share program saw thousands of velo-maniacs tear-assing around town with no regard for law or life.


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Gender Attitudes Towards Bikes Diverge at Age 14 

Bike Portland, via: DC Streetsblog

 

Statistically speaking, girls and boys tend to have similar attitudes toward bikes until their 14th birthday or so. But around that age, gender attitudes diverge dramatically - and no one's quite sure why.


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I-70 HSR Feasible, But Costly 

Denver Post

 

A high-speed train able to run the treacherous 120-mile trek along Interstate 70 from Jefferson County to the Eagle County Airport in less than an hour is technically feasible.


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