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India’s Boom Pushed Cities to Their Limits. Here’s How Pune Coped. 16.8.2018 THE CITY FIX
Like many Indian cities, Pune’s population exploded over the last three decades. Between 1981 and 2011 it more than doubled as thousands came to work in manufacturing and IT. And like other cities, Pune expanded, eventually engulfing 23 previously separate ...
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India's Boom Pushed Cities to Their Limits. Here's How Pune Coped. 16.8.2018 WRI Stories
India's Boom Pushed Cities to Their Limits. Here's How Pune Coped. Comments|Add Comment|PrintWaste collection door-to-door by the members of the SWaCH cooperative in Pune, India. Photo Credit: Brodie Talbot Like many Indian cities, Pune's population exploded over the last three decades. Between 1981 and 2011 it more than doubled as thousands came to work in manufacturing and IT. And like other cities, Pune expanded, eventually engulfing 23 previously separate villages. This strained... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Pune: Civil Society Coalitions, Policy Contradictions, and Unsteady Transformation 15.8.2018 WRI Stories
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At a Philly transit hub, a stabbing highlights the dangers faced by city homeless 11.8.2018 Philly.com News
Stations offer shelter, but not necessarily safety for city homeless.
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Where are you most likely to be killed by a car in Philadelphia? (Hint: Not Center City) 8.8.2018 Philly.com News
The highest rates of fatalities in Philadelphia are outside the city's core, data shows.
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I-35W shutdown tops Twin Cities weekend road woes, again 4.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
Remember what a drag it was last weekend when MnDOT closed that 15-mile stretch of I-35W? The replay starts Friday night. Here's your guide to the weekend's road construction hassles.
Is 'Buy America' at Risk? 1.8.2018 American Prospect
(Maurizio Gambarini/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images) President Trump sent European Union leaders reeling with his demands that their countries “buy American” during his combative mid-July tour of the continent. But in the president’s continuing quest to contradict himself and discombobulate opponents, federal transit officials back home are going through an elaborate show of garnering public feedback on a potentially explosive topic that could undermine the Reagan-era Buy America program that helps protect certain American industry jobs. “What is a Federal Project?” is a seemingly innocuous question posted in the Department of Transportation’s “Ideas” online forum, which solicits feedback on prospective initiatives.  In this case, the Federal Transit Administration wants to speed up the conception, construction, and delivery of transit projects by recasting how “federal projects” are defined. Federal transit officials intend to “review the thresholds for defining whether a project or project element ...
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Rustic remnant: A trip along Minnesota's last unpaved state highway 29.7.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The seven-mile stretch of Highway 74 that straddles the Winona-Wabasha county line is the last remaining gravel road maintained by the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
Uber and Lyft are hurting bus ridership and worsening traffic, new study finds 27.7.2018 Philly.com News
Uber and Lyft are becoming more popular modes of travel than buses, but in the process they're congesting our cities and overwhelmingly serve the urban wealthy, a new study finds.
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Expect closures on I-35W for next two weekends 25.7.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Interstate 35W is scheduled to shut down starting 10 p.m. Friday between Highway 62 and Interstate 694.
Bucks watchdog battles regional agency to lift veil on millions in transportation grants 25.7.2018 Philly.com News
Who's keeping an eye on the tens of millions going through the DVRPC? asks a citizen who seeks more transparency from the regional planning organization.
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How addressing energy used in food processing contributes to more sustainable agriculture 25.7.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Greater energy efficiency beyond the farm gate and more sustainable processes inside the farm are the two sides of the same coin.
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DFL governor candidate Erin Murphy shares her views 24.7.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
As governor, DFL-endorsed candidate Erin Murphy said she would support moving the state to a single payer healthcare system, legalizing recreational marijuana and raising taxes or fees to pay for transportation infrastructure.
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As Road Accidents Pile Up, India Debates a New National Safety Law 24.7.2018 THE CITY FIX
In July last year, Nitin Gadkari, India’s minister for road transport and highways, informed parliament that the country loses over 150,000 lives to road traffic accidents every year. More damningly, the country has only about 2 percent of the world’s motor vehicles ...
Good Climate Policy News from California 20.7.2018 WRI Stories
Good Climate Policy News from California Comments|Add Comment|PrintTuolumne Meadows, Yosemite National Park, California. Photo by Wayne Hsieh/Flickr In my first post on Insights as Director, WRI United States, I’m going to focus on good news from California, where I have been working for the last four years. The news is this: the Golden State’s comprehensive suite of climate policies is working. Newly released state data show that in 2016 — four years ahead of schedule — California met its... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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I-35W north, I-494 east closures top Twin Cities weekend road woes 13.7.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
We told you earlier in the week, but here's a reminder: Construction will shut down Interstate 35W north between Roseville and Minneapolis and Interstate 494 east in Bloomington starting Friday night.
Semi crash closes northbound I-35W in Roseville 13.7.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
MnDOT says northbound I-35W at Minnesota Highway 36 will be closed until at least noon. There were no injuries.
Heads-up: Key I-35W, I-494 stretches closing this weekend 11.7.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Construction will shut down I-35W north between Roseville and Minneapolis and I-494 east in Bloomington starting Friday night, MnDOT said Tuesday.
Works in progress top Twin Cities weekend traffic woes 6.7.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The Minnesota Department of Transportation's road construction map looks pretty crowded this weekend, although most of it is stuff you already know about. Here's your guide.
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After Philly crash, railroads got more time to install a key safety system. Three years later, some still lag behind 3.7.2018 Philly.com News
Unless railroads speed up the pace of installation of Positive Train Control, another deadline imposed by Congress will come and go with many rail passengers still vulnerable to the same kinds of human errors that have led to fatal consequences.
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