User: flenvcenter Topic: Transportation-National
Category: Multi-Modal Transportation :: Policy
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Google offshoot’s drone delivery business is cleared for takeoff by FAA 24.4.2019 LA Times: Business

An offshoot of Alphabet Inc.’s Google has become the first drone operator to receive government approval as an airline, an important step that gives it the legal authority to begin dropping products to customers.

The subsidiary, Wing, now has the same certifications that smaller airlines receive...

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CDOT warns of undetonated bombs in Colorado mountains from avalanche mitigation 20.4.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Transportation officials are warning people in southwestern Colorado's San Juan Mountains that some explosives used in avalanche mitigation this past winter were duds and could still go off.
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Colorado is tapping $14 million from Volkswagen settlement to replace 28 diesel-guzzling buses 18.4.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Colorado will tap nearly $14 million from its share of a Volkswagen settlement to help six local transit agencies replace 28 diesel buses with electric or cleaner-burning vehicles.
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Denver City Council District 1 candidate Q&A 12.4.2019 Denver Post: Local
The Denver City Council District 1 race features Praj Kulkarni, Victoria R. Aguilar, Sabrina D'Agosta, David Sabados, Mike Somma, Amanda Sandoval and Scott Alan Durrah.
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How smart congestion pricing will benefit New Yorkers 10.4.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
How smart congestion pricing will benefit New Yorkers
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As power of California Senate leader grows, so does her spouse’s consulting business 5.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Toni Atkins is one of California’s most powerful lawmakers, ascending to leadership roles in the Assembly and Senate the last five years.

As Atkins’ clout has soared, so too has the consulting businesses of her spouse, Jennifer LeSar.

The clientele for LeSar’s two affordable housing and economic...

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Daily Digest: What to expect from the State of the State 3.4.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Catch up on political news from Minnesota and around the region.
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Tammy Duckworth Forced Airlines to Report When They Break Wheelchairs. Hers Ended Up on the List. 3.4.2019 Mother Jones
In December, Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) caught a flight back to Washington after surveying tornado damage in her home state only to discover that, for at least the third time in three years, the wheelchair she relies on had been broken while it was stowed in the plane’s hold during transit. The damage was relatively […]
The human dimension of public transit planning — equity 2.4.2019 GreenBiz.com
Planners can disadvantage communities in cities if they rely purely on numbers — with lasting societal impacts.
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The decarbonization ideals underlying the Green New Deal are not unattainable 26.3.2019 GreenBiz.com
Massive electrification will bring about a new American abundance.
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Electrification and efficiency: crafting an enduring relationship 21.3.2019 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Electrification and efficiency: crafting an enduring relationship.
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Gov. Gavin Newsom is developing a bad habit: ignoring the will of voters 21.3.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Gov. Gavin Newsom has drawn heavy flak for kissing off the voters on capital punishment. He’s also ignoring promises made to voters when they supported a gas tax and vehicle fee increase.

This could be a dangerous trend for the new governor. If a powerful elected official were perceived as two-faced...

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Bay Area leads charge on fixing housing crisis. Will it work for the rest of California? 20.3.2019 LA Times: Commentary

California lawmakers have unveiled a far-reaching package to stem the state’s housing affordability crisis, from new protections against surging rents and evictions to more apartments near public transit and in coastal communities.

The proposals could reshape the state’s housing landscape — and...

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After decades of resistance, Atlanta’s booming suburbs face a historic vote on public transit 18.3.2019 LA Times: Nation

For nearly half a century, plans to link trains and buses in Atlanta, the bustling hub of the Deep South, to its sprawling northern suburbs went nowhere.

In 1971, and then again in 1990, residents of Gwinnett County, long a majority-white area northeast of Atlanta, voted overwhelmingly against...

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Boeing had too much sway vetting its own planes, FAA was warned 18.3.2019 LA Times: Business

FAA employees warned as early as seven years ago that Boeing Co. had too much sway over safety approvals of new aircraft, prompting an investigation by Department of Transportation auditors who confirmed the agency hadn’t done enough to “hold Boeing accountable.”

The 2012 investigation also found...

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KDOT Tweets Trump, Says He Is A 'Delusional Communist' 18.3.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"You’re a delusional Communist. You know it’s Communist countries that try to control media, right?," the south central KDOT account said in a reply tweet to Trump.
Westbound I-70 closed over Vail Pass due to multiple vehicle crashes 12.3.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Westbound Interstate 70 has been closed over Vail Pass due to several vehicle crashes and transportation officials are advising travelers to find alternative routes.
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Here's the 101: How to create transit-oriented communities in Los Angeles 12.3.2019 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Reframing the land use and transportation debate, L.A. is trying to make mobility about its people.
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Snow, freezing rain spreading across Minnesota 9.3.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Roads are becoming snow and ice-covered in parts of western Minnesota, as the first wave of a major winter storm moves into the region.
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Colorado weather: Snow pounds mountains; three new avalanches shut down highways 9.3.2019 Denver Post: Local
Travel in parts of the Colorado mountains on Friday night was hazardous, with wind driven snow and at least three new avalanches shutting down highways.
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