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All the Transit and TOD News That's Fit to Print or Blog
These links to news stories and blog posts about transit and TOD are collected daily by Jeff Wood, Reconnecting America's GIS specialist and a passionate transit advocate. Jeff's entire post plus commentary is sent by email to members of Reconnecting America (to join visit our Get Connected page); the first five articles of his daily post (which sometimes contains as many as two dozen links) are available here to nonmembers without his commentary.
Cincinnati: Groups Aims to Stop Constant Referendums
Cincinnati Business Journal
As far as Rob Richardson, Bobby Maly and Joe Sprengard are concerned, the streetcar ballot initiative isn't about the city's $200 million streetcar proposal, not at all. The ballot language would require a majority vote of the people before Cincinnati city government could proceed with any kind of passenger rail service or planning throughout the city. And that, they argue, could stop economic progress dead in its tracks...
Detroit: Moving Light Rail Forward
Leaders of a $125 million light rail project said Thursday they have reached an agreement to collaborate with the city on a three-mile plan to link city riders in a local transit system. The privately funded M-1 Rail, an approximately 3.4 mile, 12-stop route from Hart Plaza to Grand Boulevard, would be the "first phase" of a Detroit Department of Transportation's proposed $371 million project. That plan, the Detroit Transit Options for Growth, calls for a light rail to extend from Grand to Eight Mile, said Matthew Cullen, M-1 project president and CEO...
San Francisco: New District Fees for TBT
San Francisco Chronicle
Developers who construct skyscrapers and other buildings near the new Transbay Terminal in downtown San Francisco will have to pay up to $850 million in extra fees over a 20-year period, according to a city proposal announced Thursday.....
Blogosphere: GHG Charts
Following chart is found at two locations (EIA and Perot Charts). The text is from the Perot Charts...
Blogosphere: Move the Cincy Streetcar Forward
Let's stop being a town of shoulda, woulda, coulda. With Cincinnati City Councilwoman Leslie Ghiz's announcement May 19 that she no longer supports the city's streetcar initiative, she joins Republican colleague Chris Monzel, who never liked the idea from the beginning. And that stinks. ...