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Transportation Infrastructure

A new Transit Center report shows what it takes to enact change.
Aug 3, 2015   Next City
Scott Rawlins argues that public-private partnerships could help transportation departments turn assets into income streams. Underutilized land and data are two areas of interest.
Mar 30, 2015   Governing
The tendency of transportation planning of the 20th and 21st centuries to negatively impact poor and minority populations received deep attention on national media outlets over the past few days.
Mar 4, 2015   Slate
A new survey of the American people from the Pew Research Center ranks the priorities of the public on matters like the deficit, healthcare, and crime. Bringing up the rear of public concern: infrastructure and global warming.
Jan 27, 2014   Pew Research Center
Preparations for the $1.6 billion Blue Line extension project in Charlotte, North Carolina, are nearing completion. Officials have penciled in March to begin construction on the 9.3-mile light rail line.
Jan 15, 2014   Charlotte Observer
For those following the intense debate over intercity passenger rail in the US, the following recent news items might have a few planners scratching their heads: Blog Post
Aug 27, 2012   By Samuel Staley
Using a rather complex, scientific methodology, Robert Krueger, has compiled a list of the top 25 most influential transportation infrastructure sources to follow on Twitter.
Feb 3, 2012   Urban Land
The city of Lviv in western Ukraine has begun a 9-year initiative to build 168 miles of bicycling infrastructure to the region.
Oct 13, 2011   TheCityFix.com
The American highway is in shambles, and there is not enough money to fix it, reports Zach Rosenberg of Car and Driver Magazine.
Jul 6, 2011   Car and Driver
The paved roads that finally brought rural America into the 20th century are starting to disappear across the Midwest in the 21st.
Mar 31, 2011   Star Tribune
Bus rapid transit (BRT) is often the most feasible, quickly implemented and cost-effective way to improve mobility in the United States, concluded a distinguished panel of transport experts at a Brookings Institution event.
Mar 14, 2011   TheCityFix.com