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News: Telecommuting Research, Commuter Tax Benefit, Dulles Rail Vote, Generational Arrangements

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.

Research: On Modeling Telecommuting Behavior

Springerlink Transportation

The current study contributes to the already substantial scholarly literature on telecommuting by estimating a joint model of three dimensions-option, choice and frequency of telecommuting...

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National: Commuter Tax Benefit Gets GOP Champion

The Hill

A Republican lawmaker from New York has filed a bill to make the tax benefit given to people who use public transportation systems to get to work equal to the one given to workers who drive...

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National: Loudon County Votes for Dulles Rail

Transportation Nation

The final political obstacle to completing the Silver Line rail project to Dulles International Airport and west into the suburbs was removed on Tuesday when the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors voted 5-4 to "opt in" to the Phase 2 of the 23-mile, $6 billion commuter rail line...

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National: Mortgage Policies Making Us Poor

Business Insider

Harvard economist Edward Glaeser makes no bones about his love for cities, and energy-efficient apartment buildings in particular...

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California: Oakland Turns a Corner


The city of Oakland, Calif. has long been associated with crime, poverty, urban decay and, more recently, violent protests tied to the Occupy movement...

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National: They Still Don't Want to Live With You

New York Times

Looking over the results of a national survey on attitudes about aging, released on Monday, I groaned over some of the dopier questions. (At what age did people experience their first kiss? Not quite 15, on average. Who cares?) ..

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