User: flenvcenter Topic: Transportation-National
Category: Multi-Modal Transportation :: Policy
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Collapse puts kink in cyclists’ use of U.S. 36 bike path 17.7.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Cyclists may need to learn a new route if they plan on riding along U.S. 36 eastbound for the unforeseeable future. Not only has the highway been closed, but the bike route along U.S. 36 eastbound between Wadsworth and Church Ranch boulevards, have been closed due to the damage.
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U.S. 36: CDOT will start search for answers, and blame, on 5-year-old section that’s crumbling 16.7.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Four days after Colorado transportation officials closed part of U.S. 36 between Denver and Boulder, they are only beginning to turn to the mystery of how a 5-year-old road could fall apart in such dramatic fashion.
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Westbound Pena Boulevard reopened after 2-car rollover crash 16.7.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Westbound Pena Boulevard has been closed at Tower Boulevard following a two-car, roll-over crash that sent one driver to the hospital with serious injuries.
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10 questions for Cummins' head of electrification 16.7.2019 Design & Innovation |
The Indiana diesel enginemaker is looking towards electrifying as part of its vision for the future — and business strategy.
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Traumatized and Trapped: After Sexual Assault, How Can Cities Welcome Women Back to Public Transport? 15.7.2019 THE CITY FIX
Sexual assault on public transit is all too common. In Bogotá, Colombia, an incredible 37% of female riders of the bus rapid transit system report experiencing unwanted sexual contact while using the system, according to new research, funded in part ...
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U.S. 36 stretch collapses, forcing closure of eastbound lanes and CDOT blitz to re-build bridge approach 45 feet above ground 15.7.2019 Denver Post: Local
The highway from Boulder to Denver is collapsing at a bridge approach 45 feet above ground, concrete slumping away off a widening chasm as fast as an inch per hour with a 5-foot drop over the weekend.
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Repairs likely will keep eastbound lanes of U.S. 36 closed into the work week, CDOT says 14.7.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Eastbound lanes at Wadsworth Boulevard remain closed on Saturday, and a transportation spokesman said they likely won't reopen the road until at least early next week. 
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Susan Straight’s summer book picks transport readers beyond 'beach reads' 13.7.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Every year, summer reading lists are published, with “beach reads, perfect for the season.” I always think back to my childhood in inland Southern California, July and August temperatures scorching and the grass turned to soft yellow fur under our bare feet. Twice in the summer, my mother would...

Electric airport shuttle buses: now taking off 9.7.2019
A new policy in California extends public transit agencies' electrification to airport shuttle operators.
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Facing Trump’s asylum limits, refugees from as far as Africa languish in a Mexican camp 8.7.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green
Trump's policy limiting asylum seekers' entry leaves those who wish to follow the law with little choice between a desperate wait and a deadly river crossing.
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California just added baby teeth to its housing laws 5.7.2019 LA Times: Commentary

In January, not even a week into his new job, Gov. Gavin Newsom made a big, bold threat to cities that have stalled or shirked their responsibility to build enough housing to meet their community’s needs.

Don’t build housing? You won’t get state transportation dollars, the governor warned.


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Trump administration moves to ease rules that restrict truckers’ hours 2.7.2019 LA Times: Business

Truck driver Lucson Francois had to hit the brakes just five minutes from his home in Pennsylvania.

He’d reached the maximum number of hours in a day he’s allowed to be on duty. Francois couldn’t leave the truck unattended. So he parked and climbed into the sleeper berth in the back of the cab....

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Cities organize in the face of scooter data controversy 1.7.2019 Design & Innovation |
A California bill, a newly launched foundation and a city-friendly acquisition are all pieces of an evolving landscape that could determine the future of how private mobility providers and cities will work together to share and use data.
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Winona set to celebrate completion of yearslong bridge project 1.7.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
After nearly five years of work, on Monday the city of Winona will celebrate the completion of construction and repairs on its bridges over the Mississippi River.
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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Electric fleets are the future of transportation, this California regulator explains how we get there 27.6.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Electric fleets are the future of transportation, this California regulator explains how we get there
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Claiming to be Cherokee, contractors with white ancestry got $300 million 26.6.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Two years ago, when the mayor’s office in St. Louis announced a $311,000 contract to tear down an old shoe factory, it made a point of identifying the demolition company as minority owned.

That was welcome news. The Missouri city was still grappling with racial tensions from the 2014 fatal police...

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Vail snowboarder among 11 killed after skydiving plane crashes in Hawaii 23.6.2019 Denver Post: Local
Casey Williamson's love of adventure led him to winter snowboarding in Vail, Colorado, and summer skydiving in Moab, Utah. A year-and-a-half ago, he found his way to Hawaii, where he could skydive year-round.
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Weekend traffic: I-35W closure, Grandma's Marathon and Twin Cities Pride 21.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
It's the first official weekend of summer and with it comes plenty of road detours. The biggest will be a weekendlong closure of Interstate 35W in Minneapolis.
The Status Quo is not an Option for Oregon or the Planet 20.6.2019 Climate 411 - Environmental Defense Fund
Authored by Erica Morehouse, Senior Attorney, U.S. Climate Policy and Analysis Oregon is the current bellwether for climate action in the United States thanks to its effort to place an ambitious, firm limit on all major sources of climate pollution in the state.  HB 2020, Oregon’s “Cap and Invest” bill has passed three major legislative […]
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