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The Detroit Bus Company

Thursday, September 12th, 2013
The Detroit Bus Company

Young entrepreneur Andy Didorosi believes that the way to Detroit’s new era depends on better leadership and a solid connection between the city and the suburbs. So when the city in 2012 axed its plans to build the M-1 light rail, the transit solution that would’ve bridged that vital connection, Didorosi was mad as hell. […]

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Mills River, NC: The Sierra Nevada Project

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

It’s late summer in the mountains, and crews with the N.C. Department of Transportation are busy putting the finishing touches on road improvements to support the new Sierra Nevada brewery in the Town of Mills River. The work is perhaps the most visible example of how the state’s transportation infrastructure has played a key role […]

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Chicago, IL: Garfield Green Line – Hustleman

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

Check out “My CTA” – a new video series featuring the lighter side of Chicago transit: our customers’ stories.These are REAL stories from REAL customers. This is their CTA. If you or anyone you know has a story that you think we should highlight – email us at: [email protected] –CTAConnections on YouTube.

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Coal Exports from the Pacific Northwest

Friday, July 5th, 2013
Coal Exports from the Pacific Northwest

WASHINGTON STATE FARM BUREAU Executive Summary This study discusses how the proposed investments in bulk commodity terminals at Cherry Point and Longview can result in increased real income levels for residents of Washington State and, by extension, in other parts of the United States. The particular focus of the report is on the incentives to […]

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State of the City: 5 Trends Impacting America’s Cities

Monday, June 24th, 2013
State of the City: 5 Trends Impacting America

LIVING CITIES Trend 2: Inadequate Infrastructure Failing infrastructure is inhibiting economic growth, sustainability and overall mobility of goods, people, and information. During the 19th century, the industrialization of the U.S. economy and the expansion of railroads led to increased urbanization across the country. As cities began to grow, and people faced difficult and often unsanitary living […]

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Pinon, AZ: Navajo Route 4 Road Maintenance Resumes

Monday, June 17th, 2013

After shutting down work in Oct. 2012 due to armed community members driving through the work site, the Navajo Division of Transportation road crew is back out on Navajo Route 4 to finish three miles of road improvement. –NavajoDOT on YouTube.

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Why Should California’s High Speed Rail Start in San Joaquin Valley?

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

No matter whom you ask—state or local elected leader, economic developer, community member–someone has an opinion on the California high speed rail project. Approved by voters in November of 2008, it has now become one of the most talked about infrastructure projects in the state. In July, Governor Jerry Brown signed a construction financing bill […]

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Building Better Budgets: A National Examination of the Fiscal Benefits of Smart Growth Development

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013
Building Better Budgets: A National Examination of the Fiscal Benefits of Smart Growth Development

Local governments across the country have compared development strategies to understand their impact on municipal finances. These studies generally compare two or more different development scenarios, and help local leaders make informed decisions about new development based on the costs or revenues associated with them.

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USDOT Secretary Nominee Anthony Foxx Describes His Three Key Areas of Focus

Friday, May 24th, 2013
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Transportation Issues Daily
USDOT Secretary nominee Anthony Foxx revealed the three areas he will focus on if confirmed to serve by the Senate.

After first indicating he’ll follow “the bipartisan approach that I believe made Secretary LaHood so effective at DOT,” Foxx said he would focus on three key areas:

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Analyzing the Effects of Transit Network Change: A Case Study of Tallahassee, Florida

Thursday, May 16th, 2013
Analyzing the Effects of Transit Network Change

On July 11, 2011, StarMetro, the local public transit agency in Tallahassee, Florida, restructured its entire bus network from a downtown-focused radial system to a decentralized, grid-like system that local officials and agency leaders believed would better serve the dispersed local pattern of population and employment.

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