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Looking for an alternative during Metro’s SafeTrack? Try the nation’s ‘original ridesharing’ system, slugging 29.5.2016 Washington Post
Looking for an alternative during Metro’s SafeTrack? Try the nation’s ‘original ridesharing’ system, slugging
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Green Party's Jill Stein Shares Her "Plan B" for Bernie Sanders Supporters: A Green New Deal 24.5.2016 Truthout.com
Jill Stein, the presumptive nominee of the Green Party. (Image: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout ) As the dominant media and political establishment begin to focus on a general election between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, Truthout speaks with 2016 presidential candidate Jill Stein, the presumptive nominee of the Green Party, about Bernie Sanders, the "Green New Deal" and the politics of fear. Jill Stein, the presumptive nominee of the Green Party. (Image: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout ) As Bernie Sanders' voters begin facing the question of whether or not to support Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton if she becomes the party's nominee, many of his supporters have pledged never to support her. In fact, voters in both major parties are seeking alternatives in this year's presidential election -- and third-party candidates are seeing an explosion in social media interest in their campaigns. For more original Truthout election coverage, check out our election section, "Beyond the Sound Bites: ...
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Summer getaways are all about timing 22.5.2016 Washington Post
Summer getaways are all about timing
UDOT rejects 'Shared Solution' alternative to new West Davis freeway 21.5.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
After more than two years of study, the Utah Department of Transportation on Friday took a significant step toward eventual construction of a new West Davis Corridor freeway ­— a northern extension of Legacy Parkway ­— by rejecting the so-called “Shared Solution” alternative to improve local roads and transit. However, UDOT is still working on a final recommendation for the route of the proposed $600 million, 20-mile freeway through Davis and Weber counties — and says that decision is expected... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Lessons from L.A.'s long haul to build a train to the beach 20.5.2016 LA Times: Commentary

More than 60 years after the last Pacific Electric red car trolley rolled into Santa Monica, passengers will once again be able to ride the train to the coast, beginning Friday with the opening of the Expo Line extension.

It's a dramatic turnaround. The red cars fell out of favor slowly, beginning...

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SEPTA's Cynwyd Line is down for the night 17.5.2016 Philly.com News
SEPTA's Cynwyd Regional Rail Line has been cancelled for Monday evening and riders will be directed to an alternative route, the transit agency said.
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Everything you love will die, especially in tech 13.5.2016 Yahoo: Business
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Retrofitting Suburbia: Communities Innovate Their Way Out of Sprawl 27.4.2016 Commondreams.org Views
Erin Sagen

The suburbs have lost a lot of luster in the past 70 years. What was once hailed as a refreshing alternative to the grittiness of city living has been tugged and pulled and paved into a series of brownfields and vacant parking lots that stretch for miles and miles. Public planners have been predicting “the end of suburbia” for at least a decade now, saying that peak oil will starve out those towns and subdivisions that subsist on sprawl.

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The Commons Collaborative Economy Explodes in Barcelona 24.4.2016 Truthout - All Articles
Cities have personalities -- they're often described as we would people. They can be dry, manic, laid-back, iconic. Barcelona is what you might call a tonic. Always known as a vivid and creative city, Barcelona is taking the lead as an exemplary change agent on the European stage. Its DIY vigor and urgent form of citizen-level democracy are palpable, contagious, and best of all, effective. This is a city that has been reinvented by activism. A formidable woman by the name of Ada Colau , herself a longtime front-line activist for housing rights, is now the mayor. As a woman, as an activist, as a mayor, she's a good stand-in for the city itself and the radical positive changes it's making. But that's not to say that Ada Colau is responsible for all the whirlwind political and civic change. Barcelona is not a city in reform from the top down; it's a city in transformation from the bottom up, and up, and up . It's taking on the challenges of economic and civic change from an inclusive and deliberate ...
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Business Highlights 23.4.2016 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

___ Bad week for German automakers: Huge costs, new probe WOLFSBURG, Germany (AP) — It’s been a bad week for German automakers. Volkswagen said Friday that a diesel emissions-cheating scandal would cost it an astounding $18.2 billion just for 2015, while Daimler revealed that U.S. authorities are sniffing around its tailpipes. Most Read StoriesSheriff: Prince […]
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New ridesharing service will offer an Uber alternative for women 16.4.2016 TreeHugger
Women drivers, and only women and children passengers, is the name of the game for Chariot For Women.
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'This is a threat. This is not a report.' Critics call blackout warnings a scare tactic to keep Aliso Canyon open 12.4.2016 LA Times: Business

If energy agencies and utilities ever want to scare consumers, they need say little more than "blackouts."

Those rolling power outages, well remembered from the state's energy crisis of 2000-01, sit at the heart of the case California energy officials are making to keep the troubled Aliso Canyon...

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Blackout warnings are a scare tactic to keep Aliso Canyon open, critics say 12.4.2016 LA Times: Commentary

If energy agencies and utilities ever want to scare consumers, they need say little more than "blackouts."

Those rolling power outages, well remembered from the state's energy crisis of 2000-01, sit at the heart of the case California energy officials are making to keep the troubled Aliso Canyon...

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Local Briefs 11.4.2016 Durango Herald
Public meetings to address city’s Multi Modal planThe city of Durango’s Multi Modal Division is updating the Multi Modal Transportation Master Plan to reflect the current needs of the community, including a parking analysis, and show completed projects since the original plan was approved in 2012.
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Sanders and Clinton Back Bioenergy, but Activists Say It's the Wrong Alternative 7.4.2016 Truthout - All Articles
For more original Truthout election coverage, check out our election section, "Beyond the Sound Bites: Election 2016." The number one form of "renewable" energy in the United States is bioenergy, an energy source derived from burning trees, crops, manure, trash or waste for electricity and/or heat, or converting transportation fuels. According to the Energy Information Administration, 49.6 percent of renewable energy in the US in 2014 came from bioenergy; 18 percent, from wind; and 4.4 percent, from solar photovoltaics. With 82 percent of US energy generated from fossil fuels , barring a reduction in energy consumption, policies facilitating the transition away from oil, gas and coal will likely continue to rely, in large part, on bioenergy.  Bioenergy poses risks because of its carbon emissions, contributions to air pollution and freshwater demand. Bioenergy's main selling point is that, unlike foreign oil, it's a locally sourced feedstock, which means more money stays in local economies. Industry and ...
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What regime change means in Budget 2016 31.3.2016 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
The first Liberal budget in a decade is an artful document. In some ways it does signal a profound regime change; in other ways it's designed to signal there's not much to get fussed ...
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How GE is using 3D printing to unleash the biggest revolution in large-scale manufacturing in over a century 25.3.2016 Technology

How GE is using 3D printing to unleash the biggest revolution in large-scale manufacturing in over a centuryIn 2015, GE inaugurated a new, Multi-Modal manufacturing facility in Chakan, India. If the company's ambitions for the space are realized, it could drive a massive change in global manufacturing.


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Essential California: Hollywood to get taller, denser 23.3.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Good morning. It is Wednesday, March 23. This intimate portrait of the late Elizabeth Taylor takes the audience right inside her longtime home. Here's what else is happening in the Golden State:

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What if the Apple iPhone’s encryption system is more easily hackable than...

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DC’s Metro Closure Shows Why Creating Trust in Public Transit Matters 17.3.2016 THE CITY FIX
Washington, D.C., one of the most powerful cities on Earth, has been thrown off-stride by a transit crisis. Starting March 16, the U.S. capital’s Metro system, which serves more than 710,000 passengers daily, closed down for 29 hours for emergency power ...
UPS makes $100 million investment in CNG vehicles 15.3.2016 Yahoo: Business
(Reuters) - United Parcel Service Inc on Tuesday extended its commitment to compressed natural gas vehicles with a $100 million plan to build 12 fueling stations and add 380 CNG trucks to its fleet. The announcement comes as a sharp slide in the price of crude oil has hampered demand for alternative transportation fuels such as CNG. UPS said the CNG stations will be built by TruStar Energy of White Plains, New York, while the truck tractors will be supplied by Kenworth, a division of PACCAR Inc. UPS has steadily been increasing its use of alternative fuel vehicles, which now make up 6 percent of its 100,000-vehicle global ...
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