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Blogosphere - In this section you'll find commentary, opinion and editorials from blogs and newspapers around the country. The opinions expressed in these blogs do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Reconnecting America.
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Blogosphere: Is Scott Walker Killing Off Public Transit

Express Milwaukee


Republican Gov. Scott Walker's proposed state budget could provide the death knell for public transit systems across the state...

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Blogosphere: Growing Debate Over Transit, Maps 3

News Oklahoma


Whether or not one agrees with the various stances taken by Ward 2 Councilman Ed Shadid, a couple of fundamentals are certainly indisputable...

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Blogosphere: The Problem with Transit Poverty

Drawing Rings Around the World


The RAC Foundation have been getting some good press coverage with their argument that we should be very concerned about the 'transport poverty' experienced by low-income households who own cars...

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Commentary: No Streetcar Decision, Plenty of Opinions

Journal Sentinel


Whether the city of Milwaukee goes ahead with a streetcar system won't be decided anytime soon, but that doesn't mean proponents and opponents don't have something to say...

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Blogosphere: Cyclists Need to Master the Etiquette

DC Streetsblog


When you talk to policy-makers, do you complain about how bicyclists lost out in the last transportation reauthorization and demand that cycling get its "fair share" of funding?..

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Blogosphere: FRA Approves Point Defiance Bypass

Seattle Transit Blog


The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) on Monday approved the Point Defiance Bypass, allowing WSDOT to finish the design, begin construction in 2015, and potentially complete it in 2017...

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Blogosphere: 30 Years of Transport in Latin America

The City Fix


Fifteen years ago, Latin America passed a tipping point on the road to becoming a global leader in advanced bus systems, proving that municipalities can inspire meaningful change through a combination of leadership, institutional support, and funding...

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Blogosphere: AAA Still Fighting Progressive Transpo

DC Streetsblog


A representative of the American Automobile Association was a keynote speaker at this week's National Bike Summit in Washington, D.C., the annual gathering of bicycle advocates...

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Blogosphere: 75 Years Ago, The Big LA Storm

Metro's the Source


Very few people likely remember when "The Big One" struck the Los Angeles area. Not an earthquake, but a storm against which all others are measured...

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Blogosphere: Bike Tube for Under Coronado Bridge

Architect's Newspaper


From the top of San Diego's soaring 200-foot-tall Coronado Bay Bridge, architect Lew Dominy says you can see Mexico, but outside of special events when the bridge is closed to automobile traffic..

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Blogosphere: Transit Improvements Are Not Optional

Metro Mode Media


Transit improvement is not optional. It's not a nice-to-have. It is absolutely essential...

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URBANISM | HOUSING | CITIES | ENVIRONMENT

Blogosphere: Farming Technique Could Revolutionize

The Atlantic Cities


On an early June morning in 2010, I stood outside the Aquaponics research facility at the University of Applied Sciences, perched on a green hilltop in Wädenswil, Switzerland, 20 minutes outside Zurich...

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Blogosphere: Urban Political Ecology

The Polis Blog


"The central message that emerges from urban political ecology is a decidedly political one. ..

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Blogosphere: Learning from Euro Building Heights

Washington City Paper


Last night, the National Capital Planning Commission hosted a panel on building heights in European cities...

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Blogosphere: Mapping Political Destructions in Darfur

Deconcrete


It's been forty years since the first images of Earth from space were captured, but the sight of our planet is still inspiring. Now, Amnesty International is harnessing the power of these images and putting them to work for human rights...

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Blogosphere: From Today to TOD

Vibrant Bay Area


In my last post, I wrote about the difficulties of integrating new developments with existing land uses, especially when it involves a paradigm shift. Such as the shift between drivable suburban and walkable urban...

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Blogosphere: The Bay Lights Finally Turn On

The Atlantic Cities


The abstract, swirling patterns in Leo Villareal's titanic Bay Lights installation will inspire different mental pictures in different people...

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Blogosphere: How Free Transit Works in the US

The Atlantic Cities


Earlier this year the Estonian capital of Tallinn became the largest city in the world - with a population exceeded 400,000 - to make its transit system free...

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Blogosphere:Detroit Not Abstract Art Project

The Atlantic Cities


Detroit is now the largest city in the U.S. to lose self-rule. For the foreseeable future, the dead-broke municipal government won't have control over its own finances..

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Blogosphere: What SimCity Teaches About Future Cities

Slate


During Herman Cain's brief moment as the leader of the Republican primary pack in late 2011, his iconic "999" tax plan got its fair share of criticism from pundits and analysts...

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Blogosphere: Embedding Innovation in Government

Living Cities


Government plays a unique role in building shared prosperity for all people through the policies it creates, the resources it deploys, and the leadership it exerts...

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Blogosphere: Boston Residents Play Big City

The Onion


Boston residents once again hustled and bustled their way into the nation's hearts this week as they continued playing their adorable little game of "Big City,"...

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