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Transport: Rhode Island Bus Reorganization, HOT Lanes & Commute Time, Minneapolis Value Capture District

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RIPTA to Reorganize Half of Its Bus Routes 

Providence Journal

 

The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority is preparing an unprecedented reorganization of its routes and schedules, affecting about half of its 56 fixed bus routes.


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Do HOT Lanes Really Reduce Congestion? 

Toronto Star

 

In the U.S. many states have built high occupancy toll lanes. Most don't make a lot of money. But they do cut commuting times.


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Capital Metro Launches Youth Summer Pass Program 

Capital Metro Blog

 

The countdown has begun. School's almost out. Parent and teens, it's time to get ready for summer.


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Minneapolis Seeks to Create "Value Capture District" 

Minneapolis Star Tribune

 

One provision in the state tax bill could have a significant impact on Mayor R.T. Rybak's dreams of building a streetcar in Minneapolis.


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Needed: A Smarter Bike Share Sans Docking Stations 

Good.Is

 

Just a few days after New York starts up its bike share, Hoboken, N.J. will offer its own, more high-tech program.


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Gov Brown: Bay Bridge Might Not Open on Time 

San Francisco Chronicle, via: MTC Headlines

 

Gov. Jerry Brown said Monday that he was still looking for answers about questionable steel rods that were used on the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge, and that it was too early to say whether the $6.4 billion project would open as planned over the Labor Day weekend.


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Photo Journal: Calcutta's Fading Trams 

BBC News

 

Calcutta is the only city in India that still has Trams


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Prague's Love Subway 

Grist

 

Have you ever sat on the subway across from a hot guy or girl holding the book you just finished, trying to peek at their left hand and wondering whether it's kosher to start a conversation?


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What Does Obama Streamlining Order Really Mean 

Transportation Issues Daily

 

Last week President Obama announced an initiative to "modernize the federal infrastructure permitting process, cutting timelines in half for major infrastructure projects while creating incentives for better outcomes for communities and the environment."


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Hundreds of SF Parking Spots Soon Available for Car Share 

SF Streetsblog

 

Hundreds of on-street parking spaces across the city will be reserved for car-share vehicles starting in September as the SF Municipal Transportation Agency looks to provide more convenient alternatives to owning a car.


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