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  • April 06, 2017 | Mass Transit

    Robert Puentes to Give Keynote at UITP Summit

    U.S. transit visionary Robert Puentes has been confirmed as keynote speaker for the opening ceremony at the upcoming UITP Global Public Transport Summit (May 15-17, 2017) in Montréal. Robert Puentes is president and CEO of the Eno Center for Transportation and is responsible for overseeing a...

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  • April 06, 2017 | Gotham Gazette

    DeBlasio's 'Piecemeal' Transportation Agenda

    Mayor Bill de Blasio said in a recent press conference that he is pleased with what his administration has done to improve transit options for New Yorkers, but admitted that he hasn’t put forth a coherent, comprehensive transportation agenda. Though transit experts have praised some of de...

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  • April 04, 2017 | Hoodline

    Western Addition Community-Based Transportation Plan Moves Forward

    Since 2015, SFMTA and members of the Western Addition community have been working together to create the Western Addition Community-Based Transportation Plan and address pedestrian safety and improve transit. From an equity perspective, the Western Addition has not historically been a...

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  • March 24, 2017 | Alaska Dispatch News

    Come Join Talks About Transportation in Southcentral

    Transportation options affect every Anchorage and Mat-Su Borough resident nearly every day. Everyone has to get to somewhere, and it affects everyone’s daily life, either making it easier or harder to get from place to place. And as a “winter city” and region with a substantial moose population...

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  • March 23, 2017 | StreetsBlog USA

    Portland Advocates Won't Settle for Business-as-Usual Highway Spending

    Advocates in Portland are challenging the region’s business-as-usual approach to transportation planning. They’re sick of roads getting most of the funding pie, while transit gets a small slice and biking and walking get crumbs. The region’s big players — including the state DOT and Portland’s...

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  • March 23, 2017 | StreetsBlog USA

    Portland Advocates Won't Settle for Business-as-Usual Highway Spending

    Advocates in Portland are challenging the region’s business-as-usual approach to transportation planning. They’re sick of roads getting most of the funding pie, while transit gets a small slice and biking and walking get crumbs. The region’s big players — including the state DOT and Portland’s...

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  • March 22, 2017 | StreetsBlog USA

    Transit Advocates Launch Call to Action Against Disastrous Trump Budget

    The Trump budget outline released last week could spell disaster for transit. Atlanta is wondering whether long-overdue projects to fortify the city’s anemic transit system will have to be downsized. In Seattle, federal cuts would jeopardize several projects voters thought they were getting when...

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  • March 22, 2017 | UCLA

    Access to Parks, Open Spaces in Your Community Can Be a Health Factor

    What are the societal factors that influence health? When Dr. Richard Jackson asks this question, rarely does he hear what he is looking for: the physical environment of one’s neighborhood. “If it’s not easy to walk to places, you’re surrounded by unhealthy food choices, and you spend hours each...

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  • March 17, 2017 | Chicago Tribune

    'Biking While Black': Chicago Minority Areas See the Most Bike Tickets

    As Chicago police ramp up their ticketing of bicyclists, more than twice as many citations are being written in African-American communities than in white or Latino areas. The Justice Department issued a report last year calling for reforms in the Chicago Police Department, which among other...

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  • March 16, 2017 | Politico

    The Train Line That Brought the Twin Cities Back Together

    Though it took nearly 30 years to line up political support to build, the Green Line is now the most popular of the Twin Cities’ two light-rail lines, carrying 40,000 people on weekdays, smashing ridership forecasts by almost 50 percent. Transit-dependent low-income and working-class people are...

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  • March 10, 2017 | StreetsBlog Cal

    Fresno’s Active Transportation Plan Is a Go

    The Fresno City Council unanimously approved the citywide Active Transportation Plan, along with a newly created prioritization tool. It was a win for social justice advocates in the city. The newly created rubric championed by advocates will assign points to projects based on the following...

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  • March 09, 2017 | Curbed Los Angeles

    In defeating Measure S, did LA vote for denser, taller buildings?

    The sound defeat of Measure S by a more than 2-to-1 margin affirms a deeper, stronger, and more sustained behavioral shift that’s already underway in the city—choosing how we get around. “While the rejection of Measure S doesn’t mean our work is done, it does mean that, in conjunction with...

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  • March 08, 2017 | Austin Monitor

    Capital Metro touts partnership that keeps vulnerable residents moving

    A nonprofit effort to expand transportation equity in Austin is celebrating a milestone while also dropping six figures to expand its scope. Last week, the Transit Empowerment Fund announced it has provided its 3,000,000th bus ride via its partnership with the Capital Metropolitan Transportation...

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  • March 07, 2017 | Boston Globe

    Boston to unveil transportation plan for future

    The future of transportation in Boston includes fewer cars on the road, heavy reliance on public transit, and lots of so-called microhubs, one-stop access points where commuters can share a bus, bike, or car. Those initiatives are detailed in a comprehensive plan for the next decade that puts...

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  • March 02, 2017 | Second Wave Media

    Visioning process for Imagine Kalamazoo 2025 almost complete

    Transportation emerged as an area for the city to address: "Imagine Kalamazoo input has told us again and again that sidewalks, lighting, bus routes, and walkability are the most requested changes to our city," says a piece titled Transportation: Equity and Opportunity in the stories portion of...

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