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The stars appear to be aligning for a 10-cent gas tax hike, thanks to a $59 billion backlog in bridge and road repairs that has even influenced anti-tax Republicans. It's been 20 years since the gas tax was increased.
43 min ago   San Jose Mercury News
These colorful crosswalks, recently installed in San Francisco's Castro District, are spreading. Latest city: Key West, Florida. Another aspect of their attractiveness is price: $4,000 for a four-crosswalk intersection. Guess who paid?
Yesterday   Miami Herald
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Meghan Gough, assistant professor at the Virginia Commonwealth University, guest blogs about her work on balancing livability and sustainability. Blog Post
Yesterday   By JPER
Why are so many shops closing in New York's richest and best-known neighborhoods?
Yesterday   The New Yorker
There are neighborhoods where residents are concerned about new developments raising prices, and there are neighborhoods where residents are concerned about new developments lowering home values. Toronto is currently dealing with the latter.
Yesterday   Toronto Star
The improving economy will allow planners and city officials to expand work on the Atlanta BeltLine.
Yesterday   SaportaReport
A proposed plan to connect Chattanooga and Atlanta via high-speed rail, 17 years in the making, appears to be dead in the water. Chattanooga will now turn its attentions to a possible light rail system.
Yesterday   Chattanooga Times Free Press
The Portsmouth Bypass will provide Ohio's first test case of public-private partnership on a major transportation project. As such, the news about the project's ballooning costs could have been better.
Yesterday   The Columbus Dispatch
The Denver Post reports that a forgotten corner of Denver is showing signs of recovery from the foreclosure crisis.
Yesterday   The Denver Post
As Detroit's efforts to stabilize its neighborhoods progress, valuable lessons and trends are emerging. One particularly bright spot was recently revealed: fewer homes are in need of demolition than originally thought.
Yesterday   Next Ciy
In addition to record travel this Memorial Day, the U.S. DOT reports that March broke the record for the most vehicle miles traveled (VMT). Gas prices, though rising since late March, are predicted to drop and remain low through the end of 2015.
2 days ago   The New York Times - Energy & Environment