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Category: Multi-Modal Transportation :: Transit-Oriented Development
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Lots of new faces possible on RTD board as it faces crises over money, mission 12.10.2020 Denver Post: All Political News
Metro Denver voters will fill seven seats on the Regional Transportation District's board in the Nov. 3 election -- likely thrusting a mix of new and returning officials into arguably the least enviable positions in local government these days.
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Here is Newsom's plan to allow only zero-emissions car sales in California by 2035 24.9.2020 LA Times: Environment

Here are the key points of Gov. Gavin Newsom's plan to allow only zero-emissions car sales in California by 2035.

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As the UN Turns 75, Countries Should Embrace a Shared Vision of a Fairer, Safer and More Sustainable Future 22.9.2020 THE CITY FIX
This year is the 75th anniversary of the United Nations – an institution created in the wake of World War II, when the world was looking to emerge from a tragic era filled with conflict and political and economic turmoil. ...
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As the UN Turns 75, Countries Should Embrace a Shared Vision of a Fairer, Safer and More Sustainable Future 18.9.2020 WRI Stories
As the UN Turns 75, Countries Should Embrace a Shared Vision of a Fairer, Safer and More Sustainable Future Comments|Add Comment|Print75 years after its founding, the United Nation's core mission to solve global challenges holds true. Photo by Mat Reding/Unsplash This year is the 75th anniversary of the United Nations — an institution created in the wake of World War II, when the world was looking to emerge from a tragic era filled with conflict and political and economic turmoil. The U.N. was... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Lightfoot announces push to get more apartments built near public transportation on South and West sides 15.9.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s administration is out with a plan to try to get new apartment buildings built near CTA lines on the South and West sides the way they’re springing up right next to the tracks in whiter, wealthier parts of Chicago.
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Transport and Inequality: Why Disparities in Access Matter in Cities 10.8.2020 THE CITY FIX
They marched for human rights, for health care and education, but they came for the metro system, burning and damaging more than 86 stations across the city. Massive protests in Santiago last October forced the government to agree to rewrite ...
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Transport and Inequality: Why Disparities in Access Matters in Cities 10.8.2020 THE CITY FIX
They marched for human rights, for health care and education, but they came for the metro system, burning and damaging more than 86 stations across the city. Massive protests in Santiago last October forced the government to agree to rewrite ...
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Electric truck fleets will need a lot of power, but utilities aren't planning for it 4.8.2020 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Electric truck fleets will need a lot of power, but utilities aren't planning for it Stephen Nadel Tue, 08/04/2020 - 01:11 As more electric buses and trucks enter the market, future fleets will require a lot of electricity for charging. While some utilities in California and elsewhere are planning for an increase in power demand, many have yet to do so and need to get started. This issue is critical, because freight trucks emit more than one-quarter of all vehicle emissions. Recent product developments offer growing opportunities to electrify trucks and buses and slash their emissions (see our recent white paper ). And just last week, a group of 15 states plus D.C. announced plans to fully electrify truck sales by 2050. Utilities will need to be ready to power electric fleets. Electric truck fleets need substantial power Power for trucks and buses is generally more of an issue than for cars because trucks typically have larger batteries and because trucks and buses are often parts of fleets with many ...
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First Women’s Bank, poised to become Chicago’s first bank startup in a decade, aims to tackle the gender gap in lending 31.7.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
A group of local women from the banking and professional services industries is looking to start a new commercial bank in Chicago, with a focus on lending to women-owned businesses. First Women’s Bank, which received conditional approval this month from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., would be the first financial institution startup in the Chicago area in more than 10 years.
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Addis Ababa Is Fighting to Avoid the Worst of COVID-19, But Transport Challenges Are Hampering Containment Efforts 8.6.2020 THE CITY FIX
Contrary to what many speculated, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Ethiopia has been low so far. As of May 18, 2020, the Ministry of Health confirmed it had a total of 352 cases of COVID-19 of which 30% ...
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Colombia’s New National Urban Mobility Policy Is Mostly a Good Thing 21.5.2020 THE CITY FIX
In the midst of COVID-19 precautions that have curtailed movement around the world, Colombia has released a new national road map for urban and regional mobility. It sends a powerful policy message that cities are saved by providing adequate access ...
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Building dense cities was California's cure for the housing crisis. Then came the coronavirus 26.4.2020 LA Times: Health

California's push for density, supporting policies to encourage using transit and building housing near job centers, has a new enemy: the coronavirus.

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Safer, More Sustainable Transport in a Post-COVID-19 World 24.4.2020 THE CITY FIX
The COVID-19 crisis has shown that effective public transport is vital to keeping cities running. By serving essential workers in health care, emergency services, food services, and other sectors, public transport has become a service not just for some people ...
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Safer, More Sustainable Transport in a Post-COVID-19 World 23.4.2020 WRI Stories
Safer, More Sustainable Transport in a Post-COVID-19 World Comments|Add Comment|PrintNew York City transit workers sanitize subway cars and stations, March 6, 2020. Photo by: MTAPhotos/Flickr The COVID-19 crisis has shown that effective public transport is vital to keeping cities running. By serving essential workers in health care, emergency services, food services, and other sectors, public transport has become a service not just for some people but for all urban residents. But coronavirus... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Coronavirus has exposed the fragility of auto-centric cities 21.4.2020 GreenBiz.com
We need to develop neighborhoods that ensure access to food, healthcare, education and jobs — without relying on personal vehicles.
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How to thank healthcare, grocery and other essential workers during the coronavirus outbreak 15.4.2020 LA Times: Health

Healthcare workers, grocery store employees, bus drivers, letter carriers — how to thank those helping society function during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Resilience after recession: 4 ways to reboot the U.S. economy 14.4.2020 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
It's important to choose wisely.
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Editorial: Want football fans to take transit? Build a people mover to the new Inglewood stadium 19.3.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Inglewood can help solve the first-mile last-mile problem of public transit in a big way.

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The low price of freed parking 11.2.2020 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
The 270 million vehicles in the United States are parked over 90 percent of the time. There are far more parking spaces than vehicles. How many spaces? The data is imprecise. There could be 500 million parking lot spaces and 1 billion spaces on streets. Add parking in home garages, carports and driveways, and another estimate is 2 billion parking spaces.
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Opinion: SB 50 is back. If you care about California's housing crisis, give it a chance this time 8.1.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Sen. Scott Wiener has attempted to give cities flexibility to address legitimate issues that arise from new housing development. And a deadline to do it.

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