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Transport: Newport VA PPP Deal Blocked, Micro-Managing Indianapolis Transit Plan, Charlotte Streetcar Gains Support, Atlanta Streetcar Costs Grow


Bottineau Light Rail Not Quite a Done Deal 

Minnesota Post


The Metropolitan Council the other day approved the 13-mile Bottineau Transitway between Minneapolis and Brooklyn Park.

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Judge Slams PPP Deal in Newport VA 

National Journal


A weird thing happened a few weeks ago that I would never have noticed had I not been putting the final touches on a feature story for National Journal magazine on public-private partnerships. (See this week's issue for that story.)

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Empty UTA Garages Wise Investments? 

Salt Lake Tribune


On a recent weekday just before 5 p.m. - when you'd expect them to be most crowded before homeward-bound commuters start arriving - two large garages at the Jordan Valley TRAX station sit mostly empty.

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Indianapolis Transit Plan Getting Close to Micro Management 

Indianapolis Star


It has been a month since the Indiana Senate decided to send a bill to expand mass transit in Marion and Hamilton counties to a summer study committee.

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Charlotte's Streetcar Gets City Manager's Support 

Charlotte Observer


Charlotte's controversial streetcar extension appears to have a good chance of being approved after new City Manager Ron Carlee said Monday the city could pay for it without a property tax increase.

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Atlanta Streetcar Grows More Costly 

Atlanta Journal Constitution


The MARTA Board of Directors on Monday authorized spending nearly an extra $7 million to build the Atlanta Streetcar.

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Cyclists Aren't 'Special,' and They Shouldn't Play by Their Own Rules 

The Atlantic Cities


The other day, something happened in Chicago that made bicycling a little more boring.

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Cyclists are Special and Do Have their Own Rules 

Greater Greater Washington


Sarah Goodyear of the Atlantic has an article for Bike to Work Week entitled "Cyclists Aren't 'Special', and They Shouldn't Play by Their Own Rules."

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Are Electric Cars the Transportation Funding Issue? 

Christian Science Monitor, via: DC Streetsblog


In the face of plummeting gas-tax revenues, both state and Federal, electric cars seem to be emerging as a culprit and a target.

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First of Amtrak's New Locomotives Off the Assembly Line 

Global Rail News


The first Amtrak Cities Sprinter locomotives have left Siemens' Sacramento site ahead of its welcome to the network later this year.

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