For Texas Governor Rick Perry, Republican Primary debates have been a little rocky. So far he's been made to answer for mandating an HPV vaccine, and for granting undocumented immigrants in-state tuition breaks... Read On
Facing an end-of-the-week deadline to decide the fate of a controversial commuter rail project, Gov. Rick Scott this week sent his top transportation adviser to Central Florida to warn local officials that they'll be on the hook if the project ultimately fails... Read On
Facing a June deadline to make a decision on whether to allow construction contracts to go forward, Gov. Rick Scott has only a few weeks to decide the fate of Central Florida's $1.2 billion SunRail commuter-rail line, as tea party groups and local business and political leaders make their cases. But there are signs he has warmed to the project... Read On
Low marks by neighbors of the Central Corridor light-rail transit line work will hit the contractor in the wallet. At the end of June, three committees composed of business owners and others who live or work along University Avenue in St. Paul gave Walsh Construction low marks for public accountability and responsiveness... Read On
Though he was swept into office in the same class as Scott Walker, John Kasich and Rick Scott, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has set himself apart in a couple of important ways. While his Republican contemporaries were eschewing money for high-speed rail, Snyder welcomed the funds. Just last week, his state received an additional badly needed $200 million cash infusion... Read On
This document is a companion to Metro's Transportation Service Guidelines, which describes the conditions for establishing and evaluating new and existing transportation services, and the Metro Transportation Facility Design Guidelines, which provides information on the standards used by Metro in the design of transit and ridesharing facilities. It provides information for local planning staffs on the effects of land use decisions on public transportation service and provides guidelines for the private sector on how to design new projects to be compatible with public transportation. A short summary of each section and its objectives can be found on pages vii-xi.
Coordination between land use and public transportation should occur at the following levels in the land use planning process: 1) comprehensive plan policies, 2) zoning ordinances, and 3) the environmental review and building/site plan review process. Since funds for public transportation services are…
House Properties is injecting a rare dose of density into development-averse Mill Valley. The company, operated by investor Mike House and partner Rick Ronald of Skyline Pacific Properties, is putting the final touches on 505 Miller Ave... Read On