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Obama’s jobs plan, Congress proposes deep cuts to transportation, narrow streets can be more efficient, and more in today’s News & Notes.

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A Lansing, Michigan woman is documenting her walk down every street in that city, The Steel Yard is talking application for spring/summer courses, New York looks to generate energy from their sewage, sidewalk rage, and more in todays News & Notes.

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A Downtown Hub Is Missed, and a Replacement Is Stalled Two years have passed since the demolition of Filene’s Basement, where generations of Bostonians tussled over cut-rate designer clothes in a dingy but fiercely loved downtown store. In its place, a $700 million tower was to rise with offices, condominiums, a hotel and a new Filene’s for the bargain hungry. …

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In News & Notes by Greater City Providence1 Comment

President proposes new jobs, renewed infrastructure It doesn’t do anybody any good when so many hardworking Americans have been idled, yet so much of America needs rebuilding. That’s why I am announcing a new plan for rebuilding and modernizing America’s roads and rails and runways for the long term. Over the next six years we are going to rebuild 150,000 …

Obama Administration to shift transportation policy to highlight livability

In Transportation by Jef Nickerson1 Comment

Mattapan trolley photo (cc) SignalPAD USDOT Press Release: Obama Administration Proposes Major Public Transportation Policy Shift to Highlight Livability Changes Include Economic Development and Environmental Benefits In a dramatic change from existing policy, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today proposed that new funding guidelines for major transit projects be based on livability issues such as economic development opportunities and environmental …

New favorite Obama quote

In Government by Jef Nickerson1 Comment

In a question and answer session today in Ft. Myers, Florida, President Obama stated the following in response to a question about transportation and infrastructure in the stimulus package: It’s imagining new transportation systems. I’d like to see high speed rail where it can be constructed. I would like for us to invest in mass transit because potentially that’s energy …

Get your stimulus on (or not)

In Economy by Jef Nickerson3 Comments

Stimulus, Stimulus, Stimulus!!! My email’s been jammed with all manner of Senate Stimulus information. I’ve had no time to digest it all so excuse me while I throw a few things against the wall here and allow you all to digest it yourselves: In the Boston Globe Edward L. Glaeser suggests that infrastructure should be removed from the Stimulus package …