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The newest members of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority's fleet of commuter trains, 120 Silverliner V trains that have arrived since 2010, have not been sufficient in alleviating crowded rail lines.
13 hours ago   Philadelphia Inquirer
An op-ed by Kerri Culhane, associate director of Two Bridges Neighborhood Council, asks "what is the Lowline, and who is it for?"
15 hours ago   The Lo-Down
A surprise opening in September has given way to ridership that exceeds expectations for Cincinnati's fledgling Red Bikes bikeshare system.
17 hours ago   Local 12
Mobile phones are doubling for tickets onto airplanes and into concerts all over the world. Why not commuter trains too?
19 hours ago   Chicago Tribune
In a recent address to the Conference on Economic Opportunity and Inequality, chairwoman of the Federal Reserve Janet Yellen portrayed the stark inequalities growing within American society.
21 hours ago   The New Yorker
A new database from the Oakland-based Transform group maps and tracks unused parking spaces in multifamily housing developments.
Yesterday   Streetsblog LA
Safety would win hands down for passenger rail, but for-profit railroads have a bottom line to consider. Regulators have proposed reduced train speeds, opposed by railroads, to prevent fiery derailments that have resulted from shipping shale oil.
Yesterday   The Gazette
By no means authoritative or comprehensive, here's a collection of noteworthy phrases, paragraphs, commentaries, observations, and more from the recent week in the planning and urbanism discussion.
Yesterday   Planetizen
B Labs, the nonprofit that oversees and assesses B Corps, reports that, compared to other sustainable businesses, B Corps are 68 percent more likely to donate at least 10 percent of their profits to charity.
Yesterday   ICIC
Jared Green asks the billion dollar question for economic developers and planning agencies throughout the United States: is urban revitalization of neighborhoods possible without the subsequent gentrification and displacement of current residents?
Yesterday   ASLA The Dirt
A poll gave Parisians direct say over which projects the city government will implement with a new participatory budget. Some city residents relished the opportunity to express their preferences. Others raised concerns.
2 days ago   The Guardian