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Weekly Transportation News

05/27/2010

Transit:
  1. KSTP TV: Central Corridor Construction Underway Around U
  2. New York Times: When Passengers Spit, Bus Drivers Take Months Off
  3. Human Transit: Transit and the Hierarchy of Needs
  4. Star Tribune: Jane Alison: Why I Gave Up On Transit
  5. MPR: Central Corridor gets OK for Final Design Work
  6. Finance & Commerce: Green Light for Central Corridor
  7. Pioneer Press: It’s Been a Long Ride from the ‘Midway Corridor Task Force’ to ‘final design’
  8. Star Tribune: Target Field Area Could be Transit Hub

Roads/General:
  1. Twin Cities Daily Planet: Transportation in Minnesota: Staring Down a Bumpy Road

Bicycle/Pedestrian:

  1. Fergus Falls Daily: Minnesota Ranks Fourth in Nation as Bike Friendly State
  2. Downtown Journal: Rickshaw Renaissance
  3. The Washington Post: Bike Commuting: How to Make it Happen
  4. America Walks Blog: Q & A with Transportation Secretary LaHood
  5. Secrets of the City: Should E-Bikes Be Allowed on Bike Trails?
  6. RedBankGreen: The Wheels on the Walking Bus go ‘Hmm’
  7. StreetsBlog: Complete Streets: What They Are and Why We Need Them
  8. Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal: Nice Ride Bike Sharing Program Kicks Off in 2 Weeks
  9. The Free Press, Mankato: Ask a Trooper: Drivers Not Stopping for Crosswalks

National:
  1. Planetizen: Tensions Between House & Administration Stymie Transportation Progress
  2. National Journal Transportation Blog: What Do You Think of DOT’s Draft Strategic Plan?
  3. FastLane Blog: New DOT Briefing Room Brings You into the Picture
  4. NPR: LaHood Envisions the Future of Transportation
  5. Wire Update News: U.S. Transportation Department Announces $80 Million for High-Speed Rail Program

Other Cities:
  1. Planetizen: With Transit Funding in the Dumps, Seattle Could Ditch Ride Free Area
  2. Irish Times: Seduced by the Sea (a travel article, but one of the main selling points of the destination is their bicycle rental program and bicycle lanes!)
  3. NBC New York: Times Square Installs New “Street Art”
  4. Phoenix Business Journal: EPA Ruling could Jeopardize Transportation Funds
  5. Planetizen: The Data-Driven Key to Unlocking New York’s Congestion

Fun/Other:
  1. Planetizen: Paint Shortage Slows Road Projects
  2. The Transportationist: Traffic Paint Shortage Threatens roadwork: FTA Commissioner Advocates Paint
  3. The Line: Super Subcultures, Great Neighborhoods: 14 Experts on What Makes the Twin Cities Special
  4. NRDC Blog: American Power Act Invests in the Future of US Transportation

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