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News: Charlotte Vs. State, Dallas Expansion Plans, Milan Congestion Fee Impact, Oklahoma City Transit Dialog, Downtown Minneapolis Vision

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.
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Charlotte: City Wrestles With State Over Local Control

Fox Charlotte


What does the streetcar extension project mean for Charlotte's growth and economy? That was the topic at Johnson C. Smith University Wednesday night...

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Dallas: City Starting Up Downtown Second Line Again?

Dallas Morning News


It's been more than six years since Dallas Area Rapid Transit began studying a second downtown light-rail line, and a close to three years since it was back-burnered till at least 2030 due to the transit agency's at-the-time billion-dollar budget shortfall...

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International: Milan Congestion Charge Drops Traffic 31%

Eltis


The Mobility Agency of the city of Milan, AMAT, has just released the results of "Area C", the restricted traffic zone and congestion charge scheme in the centre of Milan, one year after its introduction...

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Vancouver: Mayors Call for New Transit Fees, Taxes

Vancouver Sun


Metro Vancouver mayors have come up with a list of five new funding sources to pay for transit expansion, ranging from a resurrected vehicle registration fee to a regional sales tax for transit...

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International: If Ideas Ignored, Little Will Change

Guardian UK


The all-party parliamentary cycling group inquiry, to which I presented some of your ideas a fortnight ago, is rumbling on. Today, MPs and peers examine cycling infrastructure...

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Oklahoma City: Transit Dialog Considers Corridors

Norman Transcript


Metro drivers at rush hour experience traffic congestion when time is money, and rail transit gives other cities a competitive edge...

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Portland: Will This Team Stop Vancouver LRT?

Oregonian


Question: What do you get when you cross conservative Washington initiative king Tim Eyman with a former Republican legislative candidate and one of the state's most vocal anti-Obama "birther" conspirators?..

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Twin Cities: Rybak Offers Bold Vision of Downtown

Minneapolis Star Tribune


Downtown Minneapolis will be teeming with year-round street life, criss-crossed by transit lines and a web of commercial and residential activity by 2020, Mayor R.T. Rybak told the city's business leaders Wednesday...

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International: Is Nairobi Africa's Tech Hub?

Nation


Nairobi's clout as the regional ICT innovation hub got a boost yesterday with IBM bringing its global senior managers for an interactive forum with more than 100 of Africa's business leaders...

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Fort Worth: Does High Rise Mean High Traffic

Fort Worth Weekly


The Near East Side's Oakhurst neighborhood sprang up in the 1920s as an early Fort Worth suburb - I-35 hadn't been built yet, and the Trinity River served as a natural buffer from bustling downtown...

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