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California Drive-Thru Ban and the “Health in All Policies” Approach Baldwin Park, California, home of the country’s first drive-thru, has banned drive-thru construction for nine months in an effort to combat obesity. [The City Fix]

RI senators land Pawtucket River bridge money Rhode Island’s senators on Thursday announced a $2.3-million appropriation to help replace the Pawtucket River Bridge, the deteriorated structure carrying Route 95. [Projo 7 to 7 News Blog]

Q&A: How the Deepwater Wind deal works What it means for RI electricity customers [WPRI.com]

Berlin Eyes Exotic Trees in Response to Warming Weather Palm trees in Berlin? Not quite. But the German capital is testing trees from the south as native species show signs of struggling with increasingly warm temperatures. Instead of limes and oaks, the city could soon be filled with Judas trees and Daimyo oaks. [Der Spiegel]

Jarrett Walker talks to our staff about public transport branding (and more!) [TransLink (Vancouver, Canada) Buzzer Blog]

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2 Responses to News & Notes

  1. Jhenifer Pabillano @ TransLink August 12, 2010 at 2:03 pm #

    Hey — Jhenifer here from TransLink’s Buzzer blog. Thanks so much for the link!

  2. Jef Nickerson August 12, 2010 at 2:21 pm #

    I forgot to note why I was linking to TransLink’s post.

    RIPTA has an RFP just issued, or being issued very soon, regarding branding for the Rapid Bus service on the 11/99 routes. So a look at the talk in Vancouver seems timely.

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