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Transport: Unique Funding For Underground Extension, National Transit Lobby, Mesa Rail Extension Stalls, DART Parking Experiment Faltering

TRANSPORT

Unique Funding Proposed for Northern Line Extension 

Railway Technology

 

The proposed extension of the Northern Line of the London Underground is one of the major infrastructure projects heralded by the British Government in its recent budget. But will the unique funding scheme, under which a loan underwritten by government will be paid off by local businesses, succeed in the current turbulent economy?


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How About a National Transit Lobby? 

MSNBC TV, via: Smart Growth America

 

Federal funding for public transportation programs has lagged far behind what states and municipalities have had to spend in order keep mass transit systems not only operational, but expanding.


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Light Rail Right of Way Land Deals in Mesa Stalled 

Arizona Republic

 

Eminent domain will be used, if necessary, to acquire the last few pieces of land required for Mesa's light rail extension.


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Senate Water Bill Could be Boon for Ports 

Governing

 

With the expansion of the Panama Canal, U.S. ports are scrambling to make much-needed upgrades in preparation for bigger ships.


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DART's Paid Parking Experiment Faltering 

Dallas Morning News

 

Since April 2012 Dallas Area Rapid Transit has been charging for parking at a handful of once overcrowded light rail stations in Plano and Carrollton, with the expectation of making a few extra dollars from passengers who live outside DART's 13 member cities


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Unearthing a Cholera Epidemic on the Railway 

New York Times

 

They laid his bones in a bed of Bubble Wrap, with a care beyond what is normally given to fragile things. They double boxed those bones and carried them last month to the United Parcel Service office on Spruce Street in Philadelphia. Then they printed out the address and paid the fee.


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Church Street in SF Goes Red with Transit Lanes 

Transbay Blog

 

On Church Street in San Francisco near the intersection of Market Street - a nexus of light rail, streetcar, and bus lines - a simple but potentially transformative street improvement was put in place over the weekend.


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