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News: Dallas Case For Freeway Tear Down, Charlotte Streetcar Project, Bus Bulbs Vs. Drivers, Stadium-Oriented Development

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.

Dallas: Making the Case for Tearing Down Freeway

Dallas Morning News

Tuesday night's public meeting concerning the fate of the IH-345 - otherwise known as that decaying slab of elevated concrete separating Deep Ellum from downtown Dallas - wasn't much of a meeting...

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Charlotte: City Breaks Ground on the Streetcar

Charlotte Observer

Charlotte and federal officials broke ground Wednesday on the city's streetcar project, saying it will create another transit option and spur development along the line...

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Seattle: Bus Bulbs Work at Expense of Drivers

Seattle Times

Seattle's new RapidRide bus stops, which protrude toward the street, are designed to help buses load riders and get on their way quickly. Bus drivers don't have to pull over to the roadside, and don't need to merge after picking up passengers. ..

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Twin Cities: Will Vikings Stadium Spur Growth?

Minnesota Public Radio

How can a city incorporate a sports stadium into their downtown plan? Architects and urban planners agree that it's hard to do, which is why most large sports facilities exist away from city centers, where acres of parking lots aren't as problematic. ..

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Detroit: Urban Lifestyle Draws Young People

Business Times

Abandoned houses with overgrown yards may be the image that most people associate with Detroit, but the city's downtown and midtown neighbourhoods have the opposite problem: a shortage of rental apartments to meet a growing demand for an urban lifestyle...

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