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News: Governor Signs CAHSR Bill, Atlanta Tax Prediction, SF Bay Area VMT Tax, Bike Superhighway, Urban Parklets

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.
TRANSPORT

California: Governor Signs HSR Bill

Transportation Nation


California Governor Jerry Brown gave high-speed rail the official green light Wednesday, signing legislation authorizing $8 billion in initial funding for the $68 billion project...

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Atlanta: Mayor Predicts Sales Tax Win

The Hill


Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed is predicting that a proposed transportation tax in Georgia will pass when voters cast ballots on the measure at the end of the month...

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Bay Area: Drivers Could Pay Per Mile Under Proposal

San Jose Mercury News


Imagine being taxed a dollar for driving to the store. Commute to work? That'll be a few bucks more. Is it crazy or the way of the future?..

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Copenhagen: A New Bike Superhighway

New York Times (via Streetsblog)


Picture 11 miles of smoothly paved bike path meandering through the countryside. Largely uninterrupted by roads or intersections, it passes fields, backyards, chirping birds, a lake, some ducks and, at every mile, an air pump...

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URBANISM/HOUSING/CITIES

Chattanooga: Chicken Plant Replacement

Times Free Press


If chickens could cheer, they certainly clucked their approval Tuesday night at a plan to replace the smelly Pilgrim's Pride processing plant with 23 blocks of urban renewal...

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Bay Area: Parklets - Revolutionary Idea in Urban Design

East Bay Express


A pair of San Francisco designers brought the idea to the United States from Europe in late 2005 for an art project, and since then parklets have evolved from a stunt into a serious conversation...

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