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  • August 14, 2014 | No Sitting on the Sidelines. What Role Will You Play in Advancing Transportation Equity?

    No Sitting on the Sidelines. What Role Will You Play in Advancing Transportation Equity?

    PolicyLink and partners hosted a national tele-conference to explore state and regional efforts to ensure transportation connects all people to work and opportunity. Joining the conversation were local equity advocates and national experts who illustrated—through data and stories—the significant...

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  • August 11, 2014 | When transit service is substandard, can we plan for capital expansion?

    When transit service is substandard, can we plan for capital expansion?

    Public transportation expenditures are typically divided into two buckets: One for operations expenditures — the money that goes primarily to pay the costs of gas, electricity, and driver labor — and the other for capital investments, which sometimes means maintenance but often means new...

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  • August 08, 2014 | Concerns grow over `transit desert` in Chicago

    Concerns grow over `transit desert` in Chicago

    More than 400 thousand Cook County residents live in “transit deserts” and face more difficulty and potential cost in getting around. A study from the Center for Neighborhood Technology defined a transit desert to be more than a half mile from a rail stop or at least one quarter of a mile from...

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  • August 07, 2014 | Pedestrians Dying at Disproportionate Rates in America's Poorer Neighborhoods

    Pedestrians Dying at Disproportionate Rates in America's Poorer Neighborhoods

    Many cities have made pedestrian safety a priority, but their efforts rarely focus on poorer areas, which have approximately double the fatality rates of wealthier communities.In the nation’s metro areas, the bottom third of Census tracts, in terms of per capita income, recorded pedestrian...
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  • August 01, 2014 | Continued Jobs Growth. But Highway Bill Shows Austerity Still Hurts.

    Continued Jobs Growth. But Highway Bill Shows Austerity Still Hurts.

    Today’s Bureau of Labor Statistics jobs report finds payroll employment increased by 209,000 in July, slightly slower growth than last month, and the unemployment rate ticked up slightly to 6.2 percent. Coming after this week’s GDP report that found the economy was actually growing in the...

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