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Why we're voting YES to new transit and transportation funding in Vancouver 3.3.2015 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
In the upcoming transit and transportation referendum, we think the benefits of a YES outcome outweigh the negatives for the following ...
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Deal allows bridge, not tunnel, at Kenilworth for SW light-rail line 28.2.2015 Star Tribune: Latest
Agreement drops Park Board's bridge opposition for greater voice in Southwest and other LRT work.
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Pact allows LRT bridge, not tunnel, at Kenilworth 28.2.2015 Star Tribune: Local
Agreement drops Park Board's bridge opposition for greater voice in Southwest and other LRT work
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Tickets sell out for train from downtown Denver to slopes 27.2.2015 Denver Post: News: Local
All 400 tickets were sold within 12 hours for a one-day, roundtrip ski-train excursion from downtown Denver to Winter Park, according to spokesmen for the resort and ...
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States Seek Alternatives For Highway, Bridge Funding 22.2.2015 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Touted as one of the first interstate highways, a 200-mile span of Interstate 70 between suburban St. Louis and Kansas City stands as a prime example of the challenges facing the nation's roads. Built in the 1950s and '60s with a 20-year-life expectancy, the four-lane highway is crumbling beneath its surface and clogged with traffic as it carries more than 30,000 vehicles a day on many of its rural stretches, requiring more frequent repaving. The cost to rebuild and widen it is estimated at $2 billion to $4 billion — as much as five times the projected yearly construction and maintenance budget of Missouri's transportation department. And there is no easy way to pay for it. The state fuel tax hasn't risen in about 20 years, and voters defeated a 1-cent sales tax for transportation. Gov. Jay Nixon has since floated the idea of hiking the gasoline tax and reviving a previously failed plan to turn I-70's reconstruction over to a private entity that could charge tolls estimated at ...
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States seek alternatives for highway, bridge funding 21.2.2015 Yahoo: Top Stories
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Touted as one of the first interstate highways, a 200-mile span of Interstate 70 between suburban St. Louis and Kansas City stands as a prime example of the challenges facing the nation's ...
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Alternative ways to pay for highway repairs, construction 21.2.2015 Yahoo: Top Stories
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — For nearly a century, the gasoline tax has provided the financial foundation for the nation's roads. For each gallon they pump, motorists have paid several additional cents in taxes to their state and federal governments.
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States seek alternatives for highway, bridge funding as federal money stagnates or declines 21.2.2015 Star Tribune: Politics
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Alternative ways to pay for highway repairs, construction 21.2.2015 Star Tribune: Politics
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Alternative ways to pay for highway repairs, construction 21.2.2015 AP Top News
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- For nearly a century, the gasoline tax has provided the financial foundation for the nation's roads. For each gallon they pump, motorists have paid several additional cents in taxes to their state and federal governments....
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New Energy Plans for New York's Cities 17.2.2015 Switchboard, from NRDC
Samantha Wilt, Energy Policy Analyst, New York: The cities of Albany, Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse and Yonkers, in partnership with the New York Power Authority, have released their Five Cities' Energy Plans. The cities have been working on their plans over the last year in collaboration with local...
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Why we still need alternative fuels when gas is cheap 11.2.2015 MinnPost
Retail gasoline prices in Minnesota are at their lowest in five years, and for the vast majority of Minnesota motorists, that’s very good news. Now that we are paying less at pump, some are beginning to suggest that we no longer need cleaner alternatives to petroleum, or that Americans will soon return to driving more and purchasing big, inefficient vehicles. But there is still a strong case for using alternative fuels, even as gasoline prices drop.  Here are five reasons Minnesota should stick to alternatives to petroleum: Robert Moffitt 1. The cost of alternative fuels have dropped, too. The price of all fuels varies widely by location and retailer, but generally speaking biofuels such as E85 and E30 have been priced less than regular unleaded in Minnesota. The owners of flex fuel vehicles have responded to these lower prices, keeping sales strong throughout 2014. In November 2014, more than 1.3 million gallons of cleaner-burning E85 were sold in the state, an increase over the same period in 2013. As ...
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Seattle contractors devise alternative rescue for tunnel machine 11.2.2015 Yahoo: US National
By Victoria Cavaliere SEATTLE (Reuters) - Contractors have created an alternative plan to extract the world's largest tunnel-boring machine stalled deep underneath downtown Seattle if the faltering equipment cannot move itself to a rescue pit, transportation officials said on Tuesday.
Minnesota pols move to cut transportation research 9.2.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Some state legislators have a fear of intelligent data.
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Lawmakers take step toward fulfilling state climate change goals 8.2.2015 LA Times: Environment
State lawmakers are preparing a sweeping package of bills that would fulfill several of Gov. Jerry Brown's climate change objectives by increasing California's reliance on renewable energy and alternative transportation fuels.
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Friday Fun: Bogotá, Colombia celebrates its 15th annual car-free day 7.2.2015 THE CITY FIX
Yesterday, Bogotá, Colombia celebrated the 15th anniversary of its annual car-free day. Between 5am and 7:30pm, residents left their cars behind and turned to a variety of other modes of transport—a symbolic act that 63 percent of citizens institutionalized through ...
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New delays for Southwest LRT timeline with Met Council parkland analysis 6.2.2015 Star Tribune: Local
Project’s completion would be delayed until end of 2019
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New delays for Southwest LRT with Met Council park analysis 6.2.2015 Star Tribune: Latest
If all goes smoothly for the project — which so far it has not — the line now would open at the tail end of 2019.
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First draft of clean-fuels rule; senators offer own plan 5.2.2015 AP Washington
SEATTLE (AP) -- Washington state is inching toward a requirement to reduce carbon pollution from fuels for cars and trucks with a proposal released Wednesday....
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California's Low Carbon Fuel Standard Could Triple Clean, Alternative Fuels Market By 2025 2.2.2015 Switchboard, from NRDC
Simon Mui, Director, Clean Vehicles and Fuels, San Francisco: Governor Jerry Brown, in his fourth inaugural address last month, announced targets to halve the need for petroleum in California by 2030 as part of a broad plan to prevent climate change from becoming the defining legacy we pass on...
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