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News: Commuter Rail News, Streetcar Planning, LA Business Parking Regs, Airports Push Riders To Amtrak, Big Box City Erosion

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.

National: Rail Magazine's Commuter Rail Issue

Rail Magazine

As our coverage in this edition of RAIL highlights, commuter rail in such places as Orlando, the Mountain West and Minneapolis-St. Paul has evolved beyond the traditional suburbs-to-city center role of commuter rail to connect communities and regions with service that includes off-peak and even weekend runs and with increased frequency of service...

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National: Streetcar Plans Plow Ahead in Cities

Wall Street Journal

Cities from Los Angeles to Atlanta are making big bets to revitalize their downtowns by bringing back a form of transportation many abandoned decades ago: the streetcar...

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Twin Cities: Concern Grows Over Bottineau Opposition

Twin Cities Finance and Commerce

Two months after the Golden Valley City Council rejected plans to route a proposed light rail transit line through the community, supporters fear that continued opposition could delay and ultimately scuttle the project...

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Los Angeles: LA Might Ease Business Parking Reqs

Los Angeles Times (via Streetsblog LA)

Sparking new debate over how the city should grow, Los Angeles officials have embraced a plan to ease parking space requirements for apartments, restaurants and stores in selected areas of the city...

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National: Airport Issues Push Passengers to Amtrak

New York Times

Long a punch line for harried Northeast travelers, Amtrak has come to dominate commercial travel in the corridor connecting Washington, New York and Boston, and this summer its trains are packed. ..

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