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News: MARTA GM To Economize, Private Florida Rail Gets OK, Buffalo To Amherst Rail Extension, LeBron's Bike Ride

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.

Atlanta: New MARTA GM Parker - Economize First

Transportation Nation

The new head of Atlanta's transit agency plans to makes changes within and outside the rail and bus agency before asking Georgia lawmakers to spend major state dollars on the transit system...

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Buffalo: NFTA Takes Another Look at Amherst Extension

Buffalo News

For the first time in more than a decade, transit planners are envisioning the day when commuters may board Metro Rail downtown and ride it all the way to the University at Buffalo's North Campus. Perhaps even beyond...

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Florida: FEC Line Clears State Hurdle

Reuters (via Streetsblog DC)

A Florida company cleared a major hurdle on Tuesday to move ahead with a project to build a new $1.5 billion passenger train service linking Orlando and Miami that is being billed as the first privately run rail link between two major U.S. cities...

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National: LeBron Loves His Bike to Work

Huffington Post

LeBron James at some point lost count. Actually, he never started keeping track. At some point this season, he occasionally began riding his bicycle to practice instead of driving...

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Denver: First Peek at DIA TOD Plan

Denver Business Journal

A Denver City Council subcommittee on Wednesday got the first peek at plans for the new transit-oriented development planned for the "Aviation Community Station," where East 61st Avenue will intersect with the FasTracks train to Denver International Airport...

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International: What is a Quintessentially British Park?


Campaigners complain cuts to park budgets risk damaging the fabric of green spaces inherited from the Victorians. But what is the classic British park? And why should they be protected?..

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