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Albany

June 15, 2018, 11am PDT
A grant program under the direction of Georgia Tech, with support from Georgia Power and the Atlanta Regional Commission, among others, has awarded grants for the development of "smart community" technology.
SaportaReport
June 11, 2018, 6am PDT
Temporary suspension of rail service from New York City to Chicago prompts an engaging column, particularly for train buffs, on a bygone era when travel by rail was glamorous.
The New York Times
March 10, 2018, 9am PST
None of the top 100 American cities in African American population offers inclusive homeownership rates.
Urban Institute
November 27, 2017, 10am PST
Two county transit agencies, seven cities, and three regional transit agencies are joining forces to plan improvements to the growing San Pablo corridor in the East Bay Area.
The Mercury News
October 27, 2017, 6am PDT
The Onion is satire, so we'll never know if Jeff Bezos felt sorry for any of the cities wasting time and money on a pitch to win Amazon's second headquarters.
The Onion
March 9, 2017, 5am PST
Earlier this week, Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan sent a draft of the city's new Unified Sustainable Development Ordinance to the city's Common Council.
Politico New York
March 17, 2014, 9am PDT
The Port of Albany is thriving as a major hub for CBR shipments from the Bakken field in North Dakota and Saskatchewan province. But we learn there are limits to further growth after the city slapped a moratorium on expansion to oil sands from Canada
Climate Progress
March 4, 2014, 9am PST
Crude-by-rail from the Bakken shale formation has transformed the sleepy Port of Albany, NY into a major supplier of cheaper crude for East Coast refineries. Jad Mouawad writes two articles on the importance of the port and the dangers from the oil.
The New York Times - Energy & Environment
January 31, 2014, 10am PST
Two years after Governor Andrew Cuomo outlined an ambitious 10-year, $1 billion effort to revive the Buffalo Niagara economy, the areas targeted for investment are beginning to become clear, reports David Robinson.
The Buffalo News
January 30, 2013, 7am PST
Driven by "the fantasy of the almost-reality," hobbyist mapmaker Andrew Lynch gives new life to plans that never happened with hypothetical maps of the city that almost was.
The Atlantic Cities
April 8, 2012, 11am PDT
Marie Cusick reports on a community driven effort to bring bus service to a challenged neighborhood in Albany, New York.
NPR
May 13, 2010, 5am PDT
In Albany, NY, a "complete streets" bill that would dictate that all new roads follow guidelines for bike and ped accessibility is gaining ground as it passes through the state Congress.
Streetsblog
June 4, 2009, 6am PDT
"Getting There" columnist Cathy Woodruff investigates the use of cobblestones in Albany's historic neighborhoods.
Albany Times Union