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News: Colorado HSR Plans, CAHSR Moving Forward, Atlanta Transport Vote, Shrinking Cities, Shrinking Suburbs

Tracks News - In this section you'll find news from cities around the country as well as interviews and general reporting on issues.  It might be from a newspaper or a blog, but it counts as news.
TRANSPORT

National: Obama Touts Transpo Bill as Cooperation

The Hill


President Obama said Monday that lawmakers' recent approval of a $105 billion transportation spending bill was a sign of possible cooperation in the future between him and Republicans in Congress...

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Denver: Public Gets to Comment on Front Range HSR

Denver Post


A high speed rail system that would connect Pueblo to Fort Collins will be discussed this week as part of a $2.5 million study of the feasibility of the far-flung project...

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National: High Speed Rail in California

National Journal Transportation Experts


The rest of the country may be putting the brakes on high-speed rail projects, but the concept is alive and well in California. The state Senate recently passed a measure, with only Democratic votes, to put about $8 billion toward initial development..

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Atlanta: Transport Vote, Game Changer or Boondoggle?

Atlanta Journal Constitution


From Atlanta's early days as a railroad terminus to its hearty embrace of freeways and the dominance of its airport, this region has always staked its reputation on transportation...

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Tampa: Sprawl Stalls Public Transport

Tampa Tribune


Four out of five jobs in the Tampa area are within walking distance of transit stops, a Brookings Institution study has found. But the typical employer can reach only 13.3 percent of area workers within a 90-minute trip by public transit, ranking the Tampa area 93rd out of 100 major U.S. cities...

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URBANISM/HOUSING/CITIES

California: Cash Strapped Cities Repay Redev Funds

Reuters


California cities, including many facing severe budget problems, are struggling to comply with an order issued last week to return millions of dollars of economic development funds as Governor Jerry Brown's controversial shutdown of the state's redevelopment agencies moves forward...

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International: Are Shrinking Cities Bad?

Guardian UK


Councils across Britain are taking steps to make sure that their local economy grows. But what happens if you are in an area that is shrinking, losing jobs and population, as well as local taxes?..

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Twin Cities: Cities Gain Share from Burbs

Minneapolis Star Tribune


Minneapolis and St. Paul are adding new residents by the thousands, reversing a decades-long trend of population losses to the suburbs and possibly reordering priorities for things like spending on highways and transit...

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Philadelphia: TOD Breaks Ground in Malvern

Mainline Media News


Two development companies have teamed up to build a $47 million transit-oriented, retail-residential community on five acres along the north side of East King Street...

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