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Category: Multi-Modal Transportation :: Rail
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Free rides on Earth Day for L.A. bus, train and bike commuters 22.4.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Monday is Earth Day, and commuters have a new incentive to make a change.

Though dairy farms, air travel and oil and gas refineries have come under fire in California’s fight against climate change, they are not the biggest culprit.

That dubious honor lies with the passenger vehicle. The tailpipes...

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Man dies after being run over by Green Line train in Minneapolis 20.4.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A man died early Saturday after he was run over by a light rail train in Minneapolis.
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Metro Transit sets single-day ridership record 20.4.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The transit agency provided more than 130,000 train rides for the NCAA championship game on April 8.
Southbound I-35W to close in Mpls. this weekend; buses to replace Green Line trains 19.4.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
And expect some delays in the east metro, because eastbound Interstate 94 will close at the I-94/Interstate 494/Interstate 694 interchange. The closure lasts from 8 p.m. Friday until 5 a.m. Monday.
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L.A. City Council opposes state bill that would lift local zoning rules 17.4.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

For the second year in a row, the Los Angeles City Council has come out against a plan by a San Francisco-based state senator to lift restrictions on higher-density housing near rail stations, major bus routes and areas with high concentrations of jobs.

On a 12 to 0 vote Tuesday, council members...

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Photos: Minnesota United begins new era at Allianz Field 14.4.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Minnesota United kicked off a new era of soccer in the Twin Cities on Saturday with the debut of Allianz Field in St. Paul.
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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Richard Branson's Virgin Train USA Unveiled in Miami 5.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"Setting aside the major impact on commuters, for leisure travelers this is transformative," says Virgin Train president Patrick Goddard.
RTD: Long-delayed G-Line from Denver to Wheat Ridge will open April 26 1.4.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
The G-Line, which runs 11 miles from Denver's Union Station northwest to Wheat Ridge, will open April 26, the Regional Transportation District announced in a press conference Monday morning.
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Metro Transit boss: Crisis in customer service sparks improvements on buses and trains 20.3.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
In response to rider complaints, Metro Transit's general manger said he's digging into the agency's rainy day fund to pay for needed improvements on the area's trains and buses.
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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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Parades - and free public transit - for St. Patrick's Day in Twin Cities 17.3.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
St. Paul and Minneapolis are hosting St. Patrick's Day parades on Saturday, one day ahead of the holiday. Metro Transit is offering free rides to anyone out celebrating between 6 p.m. Saturday and 3 a.m. Sunday.
‘Pokémon Sword and Shield’ Kalos Theory 13.3.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
It’s a quick train ride from England to France.
NYC’s small businesses want congestion pricing 12.3.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
NYC’s small businesses want congestion pricing
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Snowy, icy streets often impassable for people in wheelchairs 12.3.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Downtown St. Paul workers and residents are demanding that sidewalks and crosswalks be quickly cleared after snowstorms.
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Wet snow ends early Sunday; who will win the golden shovel? 10.3.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The timing was pretty good for Twin Cities residents. We had good travel conditions through most of the daylight hours. The rain didn’t mix with sleet and snow until late Saturday afternoon, then the wet snow arrived for the evening hours:   A Metro Transit Green Line light rail train makes its way through steady…
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I-70 closures planned for avalanche mitigation on Sunday 10.3.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
The Colorado Department of Transportation plans helicopter operations Sunday to mitigate several avalanche paths along the Interstate 70 corridor. The operations will close the highway in several areas.
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Lyft teaming with RTD to simplify bus, train connections 9.3.2019 Denver Post: Business
RTD is once again teaming up with Lyft to bridge the first mile/last mile conundrum with the introduction of a "Nearby Transit" feature in the ride-sharing service's app, which will show Lyft riders nearby public transit routes and schedules.
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Crews work to clean up derailed train cars near Alexandria 5.3.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The Douglas County Sheriff's Office says it's working with Canadian Pacific Railroad after about two dozen train cars left the tracks near Carlos last Friday.
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California rail authority calls Trump plan to end high-speed rail funding 'rash and unlawful' 5.3.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

The California rail authority delivered a sharp rebuttal Monday to the Trump administration, saying its threat to cancel and rescind $3.5 billion in grants for the state bullet train project is “rash and unlawful.”

In two letters to the Federal Railroad Administration, state officials say they...

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