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News: Nashville BRT TOD, SF Car Share Parking Rules, Oregon Lottery Transport Funding, Sacramento Urban Identity

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.

Nashville: BRT Route Expected to Spur Development

Nashville Business Journals

Nashville's development community is embracing Mayor Karl Dean's proposed bus-rapid-transit system along the West End corridor...

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San Francisco: Carsharing's Unlikely Foe

Transportation Nation

San Francisco's Board of Supervisors recently passed an ordinance to allow residential developers to add more parking spots to their new apartment buildings-- if those spots are dedicated for car-share programs...

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Oregon: Transport Groups After Lottery Money


Nine percent of Oregon Lottery proceeds would go to the construction and operation of mass transit, passenger rail, bicycle and pedestrian projects under a bill in the state Senate...

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Sacramento: Redefining Urban Identity in Sacto

Sacramento News and Review

Uninspired no more. By incorporating the region's history and natural charms, local designers, planners and architects strive to redefine Sacramento's urban identity...

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International: US Embassy Sprucing Up Neighborhood

Wall Street Journal

Nine Elms, a neighborhood along the banks of London's River Thames, is an urban wasteland, scarred by railroad tracks and littered with idle factories and vacant parking lots...

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Baltimore: What Steel City Can Teach Charm City

Baltimore Sun

I never thought I'd hear a Baltimorean say such a thing. Last week, while reporting on the Rawlings-Blake administration's 10-year financial plan, I spoke with the mayor's press secretary, Ian Brennan...

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International: France's Troubled Suburbs

Economist (via @urbanphotoblog)

WHEN the director of a job centre organised a visit to the Louvre for unemployed youngsters, she knew it would be a rare event. Sevran is one of France's poorest places, north-east of the Paris périphérique. The jobless rate is 18%, and over 40% among the young...

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