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MAX train and bus in Portland, OR. Photo (cc) TriMet. The Atlantic Cities: Can Light Rail Carry a City’s Transit System? We often think of light rail as a single component of a larger transit system, but if it’s done right it can just as soon serve as the foundation. Since 1981 a dozen American cities have built light rail …

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Next American City: Who’s Scared of a Transit Bridge? Next spring, Portland will begin building its first bridge over the Willamette River in 37 years. The Willamette River Transit Bridge – which will link a future Oregon Health & Science University campus on the west side of the river with a museum and opera house on the east – will …

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Dallas Covers Highway with Greenery – Cities are increasingly decking highways with piles of greenery and new development. [Governing] I’m looking at Route 10 at Olneyville, Route 95 from Broad to Atwells, Route 95 between Garden and George in Pawtucket, Route 95 next to the State House… Parking Management That Actually Manages Parking [Bill Fulton, Mayor of Ventura Blog] Some …

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Wind farm challenged in R.I. Supreme Court Three entities have asked the Rhode Island Supreme Court to overturn the approval of the Block Island wind farm contract. Attorney General Patrick Lynch, the Conservation Law Foundation and large industrial concerns Toray Plastics and Polytop Corp. argue that the state Public Utilities Commission approval of the Power Purchase Agreement reached between Deepwater …

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State of Maine on board with high-speed rail; upgrade work on the popular Downeaster begins [FastLane USDOT] Too hot to cook? A few heat-wave recipes [Projo Subterranean Homepage News] Hours extended for Providence water parks all week [ProJo] Forecast for the Future’s Cities: Hot! [The City Fix] Gas taxes give us a break at the pump [USA Today] “Holiday drivers …