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Archive for the ‘Local’ Category

Seattle, WA: What’s to Do?

Thursday, May 21st, 2015
Seattle, WA: What’s to Do?

What’s to do when we’re running out of roads?
Enjoy congestion-free rides via Link light rail!

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Delaware: Investing in Infrastructure to Grow the Economy

Monday, May 18th, 2015
Delaware: Investing in Infrastructure to Grow the Economy

“Repairs will only get more expensive and the condition of the roads and bridges we all travel will only worsen the longer we wait,” said Governor Markell. “Along with business and labor leaders across the state, I believe the time to act is now. We’ll create jobs in the short-term and a brighter future for present and future generations.”

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Portland, OR: Understanding Bike Lanes & Urban Planning

Friday, May 15th, 2015
Portland, OR: Understanding Bike Lanes & Urban Planning

Joshua Cohen is a longtime SketchUp user and the owner of Fat Pencil Studio (fatpencilstudio.com). Based in Portland, FPS builds technical illustrations and compelling presentation for various industries.

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The New Wave of Water Innovation

Thursday, May 14th, 2015
Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District’s Westerly Wastewater Treatment Plant cleans water before it’s returned to Lake Erie. Photo Credit: John Quinn

VALUE OF WATER COALITION
This briefing paper, issued by the Value of Water Coalition, spotlights innovative solutions to the nation’s growing water challenges. Through capital investments, technological innovations, creative financing tools, and cross-sector partnerships, water leaders are building stronger communities and a stronger America.

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Ferndale, MI: Embracing Community Voices

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015
Ferndale, MI: Embracing Community Voices

Trans4M Odyssey Film Series: Embracing Community Voices in Ferndale

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Weighing Maryland’s Economic Future

Monday, May 11th, 2015
The Red Line is a 14.1-mile light rail transit line with 19 proposed stations, connecting Woodlawn in suburban West Baltimore County with Bayview in east Baltimore City, by way of downtown Baltimore.

TRANSPORTATION FOR AMERICA
The two major rail transit lines planned for Maryland represent a significant investment in the state’s future and economy. Drawing from experience across the nation, this report attempts to assess the full range of potential economic benefits from construction of the Purple Line, connecting Maryland’s Washington, D.C. suburbs, and the Red Line, providing east-west connections between Baltimore and its suburbs. Given the number of regions across the country contemplating similar investments, we offer this report as something of a template for how to make a comprehensive assessment of economic impacts.

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Lawrence, MA: Old Rails to Green Trails

Monday, May 11th, 2015
Lawrence, MA: Old Rails to Green Trails

With the help of EPA’s $200,000 Brownfields Area-wide planning grant, this video shows Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera and Congresswoman Niki Tsongas explain the catalytic impact of EPA funding to jumpstart improvements and community outcomes for citizens in underserved communities, such as Lawrence, MA. By planning for, and envisioning, new walking paths to replace a blighted old railway that cuts through the City, residents will someday be able to link to adjacent recreational trails. This video shows the “before” of a key community project that will change the future face of Lawrence and make a real difference to its citizens.

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Los Angeles, CA: The Public Health Impact of CicLAvia

Friday, May 8th, 2015
Los Angeles, CA: The Public Health Impact of CicLAvia

CicLAvia transforms the urban streets of Los Angeles County by temporarily removing cars and opening the streets to people who ride bikes, walk, skate, jog or use other non-motorized transport. As a result, tens of thousands of people enjoy the health benefits offered by a public space that they would not otherwise be able to access. CicLAvia is partnering with UCLA and the Rand Corporation to measure health impacts and behavioral changes that are sparked by utilizing the city in this manner.

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Rutland, VT: Pedestrian Safety

Thursday, May 7th, 2015
Rutland, VT: Pedestrian Safety

In early April, a public assessment was held to identify issues with a historically hazardous stretch of West St. in Rutland, between Wales St. and Pine St. The assessment was inspired by the USDOT’s mayoral challenge. US Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx challenged mayors throughout the country to make streets safer for bicyclists and pedestrians. Rutland is the first attempt at tackling this challenge, but we hope other areas throughout Vermont will follow in Rutland’s footsteps. Watch the video to learn more.

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Tapping Iowa’s Wind Resources to Reduce CO2 Emissions

Thursday, May 7th, 2015
Of particular interest is the corollation especially observable in the 2010 – 2012 years, between the CO2

IOWA WIND ENERGY ASSOCIATION
In a conservative scenario it is estimated that Iowa wind could easily contribute a reduction of 15 million metric tons of carbon dioxide annually to the region outside of Iowa, and in a more optimistic but still moderate scenario Iowa’s contribution could easily be over 36 million metric tons annually.

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