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News: St. Paul Streetcar Vision, Alpert Making DC Greater, Schenectady Seeks 'Urban Pioneers', London Art District

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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San Diego: Why the Trolley Doesn't Connect Airport

San Diego Union Tribune


Not long ago, U-T San Diego reported that the new planned San Diego Trolley line from Old Town to University City would cost $1.7 billion, and a Voice of San Diego member sent the article to me with a question...

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St. Paul: City Focuses Streetcar Vision

Twin Cities Finance and Commerce


A list of 30 potential streetcar corridors in St. Paul has been cut in half amid an ongoing study that city officials hope will help them identify a few top options by the end of the year...

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San Francisco: BART Considers Rebuilding Stations

San Francisco Chronicle


Two of BART's busiest San Francisco stations could be on track for a $900 million expansion, complete with new tunnels, elevators and extra platforms to boost rider capacity...

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Kansas City: Streetcars Carry an 'Oddball' Label

Kansas City Star


The Kansas City Star - After attending a streetcar workshop at last week's national Smart Growth conference in Kansas City, one thing is for sure: They're not a one-size-fits-all proposition...

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DC: David Alpert Trying to Make Washington Greater

Washington Post


David Alpert celebrated his 35th birthday in the auditorium of Woodrow Wilson High School. The party: a town hall on the District's zoning rewrite, hosted by the Office of Planning. The guests: skeptical residents of Ward 3...

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International: Diamond - Learn from Trad. Societies

Guardian UK


Jared Diamond, author of The World Until Yesterday, argues that tribal societies provide lessons for developed countries in everything from childcare, justice and care for old people...

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Albany: Mayor Says 'Urban Pioneers' Needed

Albany Times Union


Mayor Gary McCarthy stuck with his message concerning the importance of pushing homeownership during his State of the City address Monday night, saying Schenectady is "looking for urban pioneers" to assist in turning the Electric City around...

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International: London's Historic Art District Under Threat

Time Magazine


Over the past 90 years, Cork Street, a quiet road in London's gilded district of Mayfair lined on both sides by a row of smart private art galleries, has become as synonymous with art as Savile Row has with bespoke men's tailoring...

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