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Posts Tagged ‘Ohio’

Cleveland, OH: Touring the Euclid Ave Bus Rapid Transit Line

Monday, March 17th, 2014
Cleveland, OH: Touring the Euclid Ave Bus Rapid Transit Line

A brief tour of Cleveland’s Euclid Avenue Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line, narrated by Joseph Shaffer, the engineer in charge of building it. The tour was organized by Freshwater Transit for Southeast Michigan (Detroit) area transit advocates.

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Exaggerating the Employment Impacts of Shale Drilling: How and Why

Friday, November 29th, 2013
The Utica underlies the Marcellus in many areas, coming closer to the surface in eastern Ohio,

MULTI-STATE SHALE RESEARCH COLLABORATIVE
Over the last five years, firms with an economic interest in the expansion of drilling in the Marcellus and Utica shale formations — and their allies, supporters, and trade associations — have used a variety of tools and techniques to exaggerate the employment impacts of shale drilling. These strategies have ranged from the use of inappropriate measures, such as data on new hires, to represent job growth to the misleading attribution of all jobs in “ancillary” industries to the shale industry.

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More Development for Your Transit Dollar

Friday, September 27th, 2013
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INSTITUTE FOR TRANSPORTATION AND DEVELOPMENT POLICY
A growing number of American cities are promoting transit-oriented development1 (TOD) in order to combat congestion and other problems associated with sprawling, car-dominated suburban growth. Many are planning rail-based mass transit investments like light rail transit (LRT) and streetcars, hoping they will stimulate transit-oriented development, but are finding the costs to be crippling. Increasingly, cities in the US, finding themselves short of funds, are wondering whether BRT, a lower cost mass transit solution initially developed in Latin America and a relatively new form of mass transit in the US, could also be used here to leverage transit-oriented development investments.

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Seeing Green

Thursday, September 5th, 2013
Seeing Green

Basic water infrastructure in the U.S. is crumbling. As a result, we see a steady stream of sewage overflows and leaks that put us all at risk of contamination from bacteria, parasites, viruses, pharmaceuticals, cleaning products, and other chemicals.

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Green Electricity and Transportation (GET) Smart

Friday, May 10th, 2013
Green Electricity and Transportation (GET) Smart

POLICY MATTERS OHIO
Ohioans spend a large amount of money on energy. In 2010, we spent $45 billion, nearly 10 percent of our state’s gross domestic product. Nearly half of those energy dollars (or more than $20 billion) was spent to fuel cars, trucks, and buses, and nearly all of which left the state or country in order to import oil. Ohio can reduce its dependence on imported oil by promoting electric vehicles (EVs) and buses, as well as passenger and freight rail.

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$11M Awarded to Speed Adoption of Alternative Fuel Vehicles

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

Transportation Issues Daily In late November the Department of Energy awarded $11 million to twenty projects to speed adoption of alternative fuel vehicles. It’s part of DOE’s Clean Cities initiative, which is designed to support community-led efforts to develop the infrastructure for alternative fuel vehicles and reduce dependence on oil. “These projects address a range […]

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Higher Gas Tax Unlikely to Gain Support in U.S. Congress

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

Innovation NewsBriefs
Vol. 23, No. 31

Although some infrastructure advocates are hoping to use the current budget negotiations to win support for an increase in the federal gasoline tax, the idea is unlikely to gain support in Congress or the Administration. While the 2010 Simpson-Bowles deficit-reduction commission proposed raising the federal gas tax by 15 cents/gallon as part of a broad deficit-reduction plan, neither House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) nor Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) have endorsed the idea.

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Columbus, OH: Bicycle Driving on N. 4th St. Overpass

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

Bicycle Driving on N. 4th St. Overpass: Columbus OH from Gordon Renkes on Vimeo. North 4th Street (and the companion Summit/3rd St. going the other direction) are useful north/south surface streets in Columbus. North of downtown are overpasses over RR tracks and freeway ramps. 2 lanes on the right side of N. 4th diverge toward […]

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Interactive Map: Fracking Across the United States

Friday, June 8th, 2012

EARTHJUSTICE The country is in the midst of an unprecedented gas drilling boom—brought on by a controversial technology called hydraulic fracturing or “fracking.” Along with this fracking-fueled gas rush have come troubling reports of poisoned drinking water, polluted air, mysterious animal deaths, industrial disasters and explosions. We call them “Fraccidents.” The map below displays a […]

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Cincinnati, OH: Smale Riverfront Park

Friday, May 4th, 2012

Take a look at Cincinnati’s brand new Smale Riverfront Park! Project Manager Dave Prather shows you how this new destination park is getting the finishing touches in time for the May 18, 2012 Phase I Grand Opening! – CincinnatiParks on YouTube

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