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November 4, 2012, 1pm PST
Was Obama's top transportation achievement his decision to name Ray LaHood as U.S. DOT secretary? That's the argument Tanya Snyder makes in evaluating the President's hits and misses regarding transportation policy.
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October 21, 2012, 1pm PDT
Katie Pearce discusses the surprising findings of a new study from the Center for Housing Policy and the Center for Neighborhood Technology that evaluates why it can be more affordable to live in an “expensive” city.
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October 18, 2012, 2pm PDT
A change made last month in the regulations concerning which buildings the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) judges to be eligible for financing could enable the construction of more mixed-use walkable developments, reports Angie Schmitt.
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October 12, 2012, 7am PDT
At a news conference this week announcing their ambitious "mode shift" campaign, Massachusetts Secretary of Transportation Richard Davey boldly announced that the state will "build no more superhighways," and work to get people out of their cars.
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October 5, 2012, 6am PDT
A new report by the transportation research group TRIP documents the status, safety impacts, and costs of Texas' growing infrastructure crisis.
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October 3, 2012, 7am PDT
The high-profile case of Raquel Nelson, who was arrested when her four-year-old son was killed as she attempted to cross the street with him, and another recent episode demonstrate the Atlanta region's abysmal attitude toward pedestrians.
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September 14, 2012, 12pm PDT
Finally, something Red and Blue America can agree on! A new poll published this week by the NRDC shows support for local investment in transit to reduce traffic crosses the country's wide political and geographic divides.
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June 30, 2012, 5am PDT
At long last, after more than a thousand days of politicking, Congress passed a comprehensive federal transportation funding bill on Friday. Transportation reform advocates are disappointed by the results.
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June 20, 2012, 6am PDT
As yet another deadline for reaching agreement on federal transportation legislation approaches, Ben Goldman takes measure of the ominous signals emanating from negotiators.
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June 11, 2012, 11am PDT
Compounding the pain caused by decreased funding from local and national sources, transit agencies across the country are haunted by "toxic pre-recession bank deals" that have them paying exorbitant borrowing costs.
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June 5, 2012, 6am PDT
With nearly $5 million dedicated to regional planning initiatives, Angie Schmitt questions whether public officials in greater Cleveland are willing to make the hard decisions and compromises necessary to make the area competitive once again.
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May 28, 2012, 1pm PDT
With nearly 40 percent of the United States’ transit-dependent population living in rural areas, it's imperative that rural transit agencies get the most out of their investments. A new report explores how some are getting it right.
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May 25, 2012, 7am PDT
An important new study published by the Arizona Department of Transportation indicates that, contrary to claims by critics, urban corridors have considerably less congestion than suburban corridors, despite many times higher densities.
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May 24, 2012, 9am PDT
According to a new study out this week by research group INRIX, urban traffic congestion in the U.S. plummeted last year by 30 percent over the previous year. Angie Schmitt summarizes the surprising findings, and investigates what the cause may be.
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May 2, 2012, 12pm PDT
Atlanta area residents will go to the polls on July 31st to vote on a one-cent sales tax increase that provides an opportunity to transform mobility and growth patterns for decades to come. So why is the Sierra Club of Georgia opposing the measure?
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April 25, 2012, 1pm PDT
Angie Schmitt reports on the results of a new study tying low-income neighborhoods to much higher rates of pedestrian, cyclist, and motorist injuries.
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April 15, 2012, 9am PDT
Tanya Snyder explores the recent horse-trading being proposed by House Republicans, in which they've expressed a willingness to pass the Senate transportation bill in exchange for Senate approval of the Keystone XL pipeline.
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April 14, 2012, 7am PDT
Angie Schmitt looks at the greenwash being applied to new sprawl developments in Ohio, Indiana, and Texas as developers market to consumer preferences for more walkable urban environments.
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April 7, 2012, 9am PDT
Ben Goldman looks at the findings in a new paper released by the Pew Health Group and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, that aims to identify opportunities to increase the utilization of Health Impact Assessments (HIA).
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February 21, 2012, 11am PST
With current federal transportation policy expiring on March 31, House and Senate recesses this week leave only 16 legislative days to craft some sort of transportation deal.
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