User: flenvcenter Topic: Transportation-National
Category: Multi-Modal Transportation :: Transit-Oriented Development
Last updated: Jul 22 2019 20:31 IST RSS 2.0
 
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“There’s speculators buying up houses:” Denver’s East Colfax braces for transit, density and displacement 22.7.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
Denver plans to spend at least $150 million to run bus rapid transit down Colfax, a project that could transform the stretch during the 2020s. Meanwhile, the city is buying local properties and shutting down “nuisance” businesses, and local authorities could soon declare an urban renewal area, creating a magnet for developer investment.
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10 questions for Cummins' head of electrification 16.7.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
The Indiana diesel enginemaker is looking towards electrifying as part of its vision for the future — and business strategy.
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Initial Peña Boulevard rebuild faces skepticism in Denver as plans detail $300 million in future widening 10.7.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
The new members of the Denver City Council will start their first meeting with a juicy question: Does Peña Boulevard need $93.5 million of work near Denver International Airport?
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RTD at 50: The freeway fight that paved the way for transit in metro Denver 29.6.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
A battle over a proposed highway through east Denver's historic neighborhoods starting in 1965 set the stage for the creation of the Regional Transportation District four years later, introducing regional transit service to a metro area that had become largely car-dependent. RTD celebrates its 50th birthday Monday.
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Stanford offers to spend $4.7 billion on housing and transit relief in the Bay Area 25.6.2019 LA Times: Business

Stanford University is offering to spend $4.7 billion to relieve pressures on housing and transit that are plaguing residents of the San Francisco Bay Area.

The offer would be part of an agreement with Santa Clara County to support the school’s application for a long-term land use permit, according...

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As polar ice cap recedes, the U.S. Navy looks north 12.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The Pentagon has long acknowledged climate change has broad implications for national security. That is especially clear in the Arctic, where melting ice is opening new shipping lanes.
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From Jobs to Education, Inequality in Mexico City Is About Access 7.6.2019 THE CITY FIX
In Mexico City, someone living in one of the wealthiest neighborhoods has 28 times better access to jobs in a 30-minute trip by public transit and walking than someone living in the poorest areas. Twenty-eight times. And this says nothing ...
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Denver mayoral race: Jamie Giellis and Michael Hancock on the issues 31.5.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Mayor Michael Hancock and Jamie Giellis have broad similarities in their visions for Denver, but their platforms promise different approaches to the city's biggest issues.
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In African Cities, Mapping Paratransit Makes for Smarter Mobility 27.5.2019 THE CITY FIX
Hand-drawn in black marker and spanning an entire wall of Addis Ababa’s Anbessa company headquarters is a map depicting stops, timetables and fares for the city’s 73-year-old public bus system. Peeling icons and stickers tell a history of corrections and ...
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A little-noticed zoning twist is set to spark a home-building boom in L.A. 26.5.2019 LA Times: Business

On a recent spring day, bulldozers leveled the low-slung Holiday Auto Plaza in Palms, home to several repair shops. Just another unremarkable commercial building being swept away — except for the intriguing turn that its replacement might mark for L.A.’s housing crisis.

The Venice Boulevard site...

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People Move to Cities for Better Jobs and Opportunities. Impossible Commutes Are Getting in the Way 23.5.2019 THE CITY FIX
Emmanuel leaves his home at 5 a.m. every morning with his two daughters. They take a mini-bus, or “tro-tro,” from their house in Awoshie, a residential neighborhood of Accra, Ghana, to the central business district where Emmanuel works. The trip ...
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People Move to Cities for Better Jobs and Opportunities. Impossible Commutes Are Getting in the Way 22.5.2019 WRI Stories
People Move to Cities for Better Jobs and Opportunities. Impossible Commutes Are Getting in the Way Comments|Add Comment|PrintAerial view of streets in Monrovia, the capital of Liberia. Flickr/UN Photo Emmanuel leaves his home at 5 a.m. every morning with his two daughters. They take a mini-bus, or “tro-tro,” from their house in Awoshie, a residential neighborhood of Accra, Ghana, to the central business district where Emmanuel works. The trip usually costs $0.90 roundtrip, about 20% of the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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How to Enable Electric Bus Adoption in Cities Worldwide 21.5.2019 WRI Stories
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California puts off dealing with its housing crisis for another year 17.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Well, it looks like 2019 won’t be the state Legislature’s “Year of Housing” after all.

For months, it seemed like California lawmakers were warming to the idea of sweeping legislation to make it easier to build badly needed housing. The boldest proposal on the table, by Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San...

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California's extreme housing crisis calls for extreme measures. That includes SB 50 11.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

By now it should surprise no one to hear that California is in the midst of an extraordinary housing crisis.

For years, rents have increased far faster than incomes, so that more working people are being driven out of their homes. Some are moving away from cities, farther from their jobs, while...

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Election Day in Denver: What’s at stake in crowded races 7.5.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Denver elections have brought out the city's largest field of candidates since 2003, and it's especially unusual because only three of 16 seats are open.
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Man dies after being run over by Green Line train in Minneapolis 20.4.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A man died early Saturday after he was run over by a light rail train in Minneapolis.
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Urban Future 2019 Puts Success to the Test by Spotlighting Urban Leaders from Developing Cities 15.4.2019 THE CITY FIX
Contrary to popular belief, the developed world isn’t the best role model when it comes to urban development. In fact, says Gerald Babel-Sutter, the founder and CEO of the Urban Future Global Conference, the developing world can learn more about ...
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Beekeeping, chickens given backyard approval in Arapahoe County 3.4.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
Beekeeping and raising chickens in Arapahoe County backyards has been approved unanimously by county commissioners.
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Reducing traffic on the Westside is great — just don’t charge drivers to do it 31.3.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

To the editor: The L.A. Times article about the study on congestion pricing on the Westside ends by citing London as an example of how congestion pricing works when implemented. The article fails to include comparisons of the transportation alternatives in London and Los Angeles.

Here are some...

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