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The Hill: Boxer sees ‘no path forward’ on $109B Senate transportation bill

The Senate transportation bill, which is shorter than the controversial House version of the measure, has been hailed for its bipartisanship since was approved unanimously by several committees. The Senate bill does not include provisions to expand oil drilling, but it has been bogged down amendments such as a measure from Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) dealing with foreign aid to Egypt and an effort to contraception in their healthcare plans.

Boxer said Wednesday that she would not allow the transportation bill to be permanently stopped during the amendment process.

USDOT Fast Lane: Cincinnati Streetcar an engine for opportunity

Last Friday, I was fortunate enough to help break ground on Cincinnati’s Streetcar. And, when Mayor Mark Mallory and I plunged our shovels into the ground and overturned those first bricks, those gathered might have heard a collective sigh of relief–if it weren’t for the raucous cheers and clapping that burst from the hundreds of people gathered around us.

Salon: How to solve the boomer retirement crisis

[A] census-busting generation growing unprecedentedly old while scattered so wide will make caring for aging boomers vastly more complicated. Yet rather than incentivize the next generation of seniors to move to urban areas – where transit, services and walkable neighborhoods abound – an array of factors actually discourage them from doing so. How do we fix this?

The Verge: British company uses 3D printing to make stone buildings out of sand

Enrico Dini is the man behind Monolite UK, a company that hopes to start producing and selling 3D printers under the name D-Shape. However, Dini’s printers aren’t for printing Minecraft creations, Verge logos, or even prosthetic jaws – they’re for printing buildings.

Better Cities & Towns: The price of speed

The need for speed devours huge chunks of American cities and leaves the edges of the expressways worthless. Busy streets, for almost all of human history, created the greatest real estate value because they delivered customers and clients to the businesses operating there. This in turn cultivated the highest tax revenues in town, both from higher property taxes and from elevated sales taxes. But you can’t set up shop on the side of an expressway. How can cities afford to spend so much to create thoroughfares with no adjoining property value?

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