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News: Cotton Belt Connector Project, Atlanta MARTA Candidate, Trees & Neighborhood Wealth, Ann Arbor Redevelopment

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.  The Chatter, commentary and opposition articles will be found towards the bottom.

San Antonio: Keith Parker Looks Towards MARTA

San Antonio Express News

VIA CEO and President Keith Parker, who helped usher in San Antonio's first modern rail plan, is a candidate for the top job at Atlanta's public transit system, a newspaper there reported this morning...

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Dallas: Cottonbelt Project Could Have Backing

Dallas Observer

For a few years now, DART and its neighboring transit agencies have been drafting plans for the Cotton Belt Corridor project, a 62-mile passenger rail line that will, if things go according to plan, someday stretch Wylie to Fort Worth. ..

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International: Rail a Top Economic Cluster in Lille

Rail Engineer

Nord France Invest (NFI), the economic development agency for Northern France has done its sums. And from the Lille Region point of view they are very encouraging...

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Triangle: Wake Transit Needs Real Leadership

News & Observer

Without a change in leadership on the Wake County Board of Commissioners, Wake cities and towns will remain hamstrung in their efforts to offer more mass transit options, Raleigh Mayor Nancy McFarlane said Monday...

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San Jose: Look to Trees to Determine N'Hood Wealth

San Jose Mercury News (via @tdechant)

When the chief of the U.S. Forest Service landed in the Bay Area last month, he skipped the redwood forests to visit a treeless West Oakland sidewalk across from a used car parts shop. The reason? To plant trees where they were needed most...

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Ann Arbor: New Residents and Jobs Expected

Downtown Development Authority leaders released new figures on Monday showing the potential economic impact of redeveloping five city-owned properties in downtown Ann Arbor..

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Dallas: Las Colinas Development Plans Move Forward

CBS Dallas

For a dozen years, bad economies have thwarted plans to turn the heart of Las Colinas into a true urban center, framed by Lake Carolyn. But now, the community is taking a major step toward the development of its Urban Center. The project is called "Water Street."..

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