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News: LRT & Segregation, LRT Sales Tax Vote OK'd, Fresno BRT Skepticism, Dayton Transit Plan, Revitalizing Transit Hub

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.
TRANSPORT

Twin Cities: Orfield Worries About LRT and Segregation

Pioneer Press


Unlike many Twin Cities housing advocates, Myron Orfield doesn't fear the Central Corridor light-rail line will force low-income minorities from St. Paul neighborhoods. In fact, he's telling anyone who'll listen that it will do just the opposite. ..

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Tampa: Pinellas Leaders Approve LRT Tax Measure 

Tampa Tribune


After a contentious, hours-long hearing, Pinellas County transit leaders on Wednesday unanimously backed a sales tax referendum that would raise hundreds of millions for light rail and major upgrades to the county's transportation system...

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Fresno: City Council Skeptical of Bus Rapid Transit

Fresno Bee


The Fresno City Council on Thursday took a harder look at the proposed Bus Rapid Transit system and didn't entirely like what it saw...

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Twin Cities: Dayton Offers Game Changing Transit Plan

Minnesota Post


Presto chango! With one modest proposal, Gov. Mark Dayton may have put the Twin Cities on a fast track to build out its transit system...

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URBANISM | HOUSING | CITIES | ENVIRONMENT

Miami: Transit Hub to Revitalize Liberty City

Miami Herald


Rocked by scandal and delayed for more than a decade, the construction of a long-sought Liberty City transit hub that will also offer shopping and affordable housing is finally underway...

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International: The Sprawling Metropolis

The Nation


Congress President Sonia Gandhi's emphasis on Indian women's rights and their safety at the party's Chintan Shivir in Jaipur recently has once again pushed these topics into mainstream political discourse...

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San Francisco: Giants Go For Approval for Major Project

San Francisco Chronicle


The plan to put the long-awaited $1.6 billion Mission Rock development on the cold, desolate parking lot across the channel from AT&T Park is nearly complete, and the prospective landlords couldn't be happier...

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International: Sky High Cost of China's Cities

Financial Times


In the past 30 years, 500m people have moved to the nation's cities - as many as the combined populations of the US, Britain, France and Italy. Another 300m are projected to exchange their ploughs for urban life by 2030, at which point one in every eight people on Earth will reside in a Chinese city...

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