User: flenvcenter Topic: Transportation-National
Category: Multi-Modal Transportation :: Policy
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Hawaii's energy market is open for business — almost 14.6.2018 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
You won't hear these conversations anywhere else.
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Growing Pains 8.6.2018 American Prospect
Capital & Main is an award-winning publication that reports from California on economic, political, and social issues. The American Prospect is co-publishing this piece. Tomato grower Harry Singh had an idea for speeding up the harvest in the fields he rents at the Camp Pendleton Marine Base near San Diego. His foreman told Serafín Rincón, 61, to pick beside two imported contract workers in their 20s. In the summer heat, Rincón was told to run. He could hardly keep up. Rincón had come to work with his friends Santiago Bautista and Rufino Zafra They were all longtime farm workers in the area. Bautista had been working in San Diego since 2003, and Zafra since 1975. All day they had to listen to gritos(shouting) and insults from their boss Celerino when they fell behind. "Stupid donkey, you're old now," he shouted at them. "You can't make it anymore!"  The three even started trying to hold it when they had to go to the bathroom, after being yelled at for going too often. Not that using those bathrooms was a ...
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Free-wheeling scooter companies Bird and Lime aren’t rushing to comply with Denver’s removal order. But they’re eager to get legal. 6.6.2018 Denver Post: All Political News
A Denver public works official says it could take much of the summer to come up with regulations to rein in the dockless electric scooters that have rolled out on city sidewalks in recent weeks, but emergency rules could come sooner.
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Here's what it could take to accelerate Hawaii's transition to 100 percent renewables 6.6.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
The state is more than a quarter of the way to it's 'all in' commitment to clean power, but the hardest work is yet to come.
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Weld County, CDOT submit applications to close five railroad crossings 5.6.2018 Denver Post: Local
The Colorado Department of Transportation submitted applications on behalf of Weld County to close five Union Pacific railroad crossings along the U.S. 85, the county announced in a news release Monday.
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Govt-bureaucracy tussle: Six months on, cab regulation rules are stuck in limbo 5.6.2018 Delhi – The Indian Express
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“It certainly is a start”: Gov. Hickenlooper signs transportation bill in Big Thompson Canyon 1.6.2018 Denver Post: Business
With the newly completed Big Thompson Canyon roadway in the background, Gov. John Hickenlooper signed into law Thursday a bill to provide millions of dollars in extra funding to transportation statewide.
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Informal Workers Make Cities Work for All: 3 Stories from Thailand, India and Colombia 29.5.2018 THE CITY FIX
Think of the delicious food stands in Southeast Asia, the street performers in Africa, the rickshaw driver in Bangladesh, and the invisible home-based workers who embroider garments and stitch shoes in India. What do they all have in common? They ...
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No new weekend traffic woes, but heads up after Memorial Day 26.5.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
MnDOT's Twin Cities map is blissfully low on construction hassles over the long holiday weekend. But then comes Tuesday. Here's your guide to what's happening and what's coming.
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L.A. starts debating rules for electric scooters and bike-share companies 24.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary

With electric scooters and short-term bicycle rentals continuing to flood the Westside, Los Angeles city officials have begun to discuss how to regulate the transportation companies to minimize cluttered sidewalks and ensure rider safety.

The Transportation Department proposed a one-year test program...

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Big mudslide closes Highway 395 near California-Nevada state line 22.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary

A large mudslide and flooding have forced the closure of Highway 395, a major route to Lake Tahoe, near the Nevada and California state line, officials said.

The road was closed in both directions Tuesday morning near Topaz Lake in Douglas County, Nevada.

On Monday night, mud stretched 100 feet...

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Enter the electrification of everything 22.5.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Getting planes, trains and automobiles, not to mention houses and commercial buildings, off fossil fuels will happen quicker than most people realize.
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I-25 toll lane proposal between Castle Rock and Monument might ease traffic jams, but it’s enflaming anti-tax passions 21.5.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
Asking people to pay each time they use highway lanes isn't an easy sell, particularly in tax-averse El Paso County, where a proposal to install toll lanes along an often-congested stretch of I-25 is going over like a lead balloon.
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Stalls, stops and breakdowns: Problems plague push for electric buses 20.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary

When Chinese battery maker BYD Ltd. approached Southern California officials in 2008 touting ambitious plans to build electric cars, local politicians jumped at the promise of thousands of jobs and cleaner air.  

In the nine years since, agencies have awarded BYD grants, subsidies and public contracts...

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Dayton vetoes protest penalty bill 20.5.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed legislation to stiffen penalties for protesters who block freeways and other transportation routes.
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Legislation would require airlines, commuter rail lines, buses to adopt anti-harassment rules 19.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary

After a survey that found widespread sexual harassment on commercial airlines, federal lawmakers have proposed legislation requiring airlines and other transit operations to adopt policies to crack down on harassment and abuse.

The bill by Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Oregon) calls on airlines, bus companies,...

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Elon Musk brings his tunnel vision, and charm offensive, to West L.A. 18.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary

When the doors to the Leo Baeck Temple swung open at 6:45 p.m. Thursday, the public rushed through with the enthusiasm of a crowd sprinting toward a Black Friday sale.

The crowd jostled for good seats, then waited. About 25 minutes late, billionaire Elon Musk walked onto the stage to applause,...

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Your guide to the 5 propositions on California’s primary ballot 17.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary

California voters are being asked to weigh in on new borrowing, new government restrictions and a drought-friendly tax break on the statewide primary ballots that will be counted June 5.

There are five propositions in all, a small menu of proposed laws all written by the California Legislature....

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Trump’s pick to run Labor’s pension agency: Sen. McConnell’s brother-in-law 16.5.2018 Washington Post
The president's nomination raised questions among government ethics experts on the selection process and vetting for Gordon Hartogensis, a nominee with no apparent public service experience or direct insight into the agency’s mission.
Boulder County employee who died from fall identified 16.5.2018 Denver Post: Local
The coroner's office has identified the Boulder County employee who died after an apparent fall at Heil Valley Ranch.
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