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How congestion pricing can help electrify the city’s bus fleet and improve air quality 30.11.2018 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
How congestion pricing can help electrify the city’s bus fleet and improve air quality
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More than a decade in the making, officials break ground on Southwest Light Rail 29.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
Key public officials will be on hand in Hopkins Friday for the ceremonial groundbreaking of Southwest Light Rail — a project that almost never happened.
'Talent wants transit': Companies near transportation gaining the upper hand 29.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
An important criterion in Amazon's high-profile search for new corporate headquarters was access to public transportation for the company's employees. Others companies are doing the same.
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Get ready for the holiday: What's open on Thanksgiving, Black Friday? 21.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Here's a list of what's open or closed on Thanksgiving and Black Friday to help your holiday shopping plan.
Met Council: Southwest light rail gets federal green light 15.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
The Metropolitan Council says it has received an important approval from the federal government for funding the Southwest Light Rail Transit Project.
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You say you want a revolution: How changing mobility will make new cities 13.11.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
As infrastructure weathers and tech disrupts traditional transportation, we need a transition.
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Can Paratransit Evolve Alongside African Cities? 9.11.2018 THE CITY FIX
Dadalas, donfos, matatus, trotros, car rapides, minibus-taxis – whatever you call the on-demand minivan services that are so ubiquitous in many African cities, you can’t argue with their dominance. Such paratransit systems, as they are known in the transport world, ...
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Runaway train blazes through Western Australia for more than 50 miles 7.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The train had nobody on it. It was eventually deliberately derailed, creating a dramatic crash scene with huge lengths of crumpled, twisted metal on the desert sand next to the train track.
Train strikes, kills person near downtown Moorhead 6.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The train stopped immediately. Several crossings were blocked while police investigated.
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Mass Transit in the Sun Belt 1.11.2018 American Prospect
This article appears in the Fall 2018 issue of The American Prospect magazine. Subscribe here .  Even in car-dependent middle America, there is support for local mass transit in surprising places. Some of these are blue cities in red states, with City Hall governed by Democrats or pragmatic Republicans. In some, the local business elite backs transit initiatives out of frank acknowledgment that reliance on cars has reached its limits. This stance, however, puts them at odds with more ideologically anti-government Republicans who typically control Sun Belt state legislatures. The pro-carbon obsession of the Trump administration largely eliminates federal funds, at least for now, as any sort of carrot. The transit coalition is also fragile. With mass transit underdeveloped and inconvenient, many suburbanites view buses as transit of last resort for the poor and prefer commuting by car. And in some cities minority communities want more transit in principle, but don’t trust that new rail lines will serve ...
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Mass Transit in the Sun Belt 1.11.2018 American Prospect
This article appears in the Fall 2018 issue of The American Prospect magazine. Subscribe here .  Even in car-dependent middle America, there is support for local mass transit in surprising places. Some of these are blue cities in red states, with City Hall governed by Democrats or pragmatic Republicans. In some, the local business elite backs transit initiatives out of frank acknowledgment that reliance on cars has reached its limits. This stance, however, puts them at odds with more ideologically anti-government Republicans who typically control Sun Belt state legislatures. The pro-carbon obsession of the Trump administration largely eliminates federal funds, at least for now, as any sort of carrot. The transit coalition is also fragile. With mass transit underdeveloped and inconvenient, many suburbanites view buses as transit of last resort for the poor and prefer commuting by car. And in some cities minority communities want more transit in principle, but don’t trust that new rail lines will serve ...
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Minneapolis, St. Paul get Bloomberg boost to address climate change 29.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
Bloomberg Philanthropies has named both cities to its $70 million American Cities Climate Challenge, aimed at helping cities meet goals to dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
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Extend the Broad Street Line north, make parking permits more expensive, and more radical ideas to calm Philly's traffic woes and make us a better city | Opinion 20.10.2018 Philly.com News
We've tapped some advocates and experts for radical ideas for what Philadelphia can do to address our transportation problems and make us a better city.
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New York’s broken transit system is barrier to achieving ambitious climate goals 19.10.2018 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
New York’s broken transit system is barrier to achieving ambitious climate goals
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Philadelphia expected the Rail Park to generate new development. Instead, we might get a self-storage facility. | Inga Saffron 18.10.2018 Philly.com News
And now the city is suing its own Zoning Board over the decision.
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PATCO is closing all Philly stations today except 8th & Market 16.10.2018 Philly.com News
Train service will be down at most Philadelphia stations through rush hour.
GOP's Johnson has seesawed between political highs and lows 15.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Jeff Johnson's political career has taken him from the state Capitol to the Hennepin County Board, and now the Republican candidate has his eye on the state's top job.
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SEPTA police, fire department save man after suicide attempt in Center City subway tunnel 5.10.2018 Philly.com News
Man, 35, ran into tunnel between 5th and 8th Streets after police stop for alleged fare evasion.
Twin Cities Marathon 2018: Everything you need to know 5.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Here's your guide to street closures, weekend events, fast facts and do's and don'ts for Sunday's Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon.
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SEPTA's digital fare card hurts the city's poor, advocate says 29.9.2018 Philly.com News
"From the beginning of the ride, the current system seems to put those unbanked and without credit cards at a disadvantage," said Lance Haver, policy director for Saving Our Safety Net.
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