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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.

International: Stuttgart 21 Project Costs Rise $2B

Deutsche Bahn (DB) has signalled its support for the Stuttgart 21 station project, approving an additional 2 billion euros for the controversial scheme...

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Toronto: Transit Fueling Burnaby's Growth

Globe and Mail

Mr. Ferreira, who attended broadcasting school in Burnaby in 1986, recalls that year as the turning point for Burnaby as the Expo Line opened and spurred a development craze...

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National: FTA Releases Joint Development Circular

Federal Register

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has placed in the docket and on its web site proposed guidance, in the form of a circular, on joint development...

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Arizona: City Takes On More Streetcar Operating Costs

Arizona Star

City taxpayers could wind up paying a $4.4 million annual operating subsidy for the streetcar - more than quadruple what city officials were told two years ago...

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Dallas: How Does DART Go About Adding Members?

Dallas Morning News

A key aspect of Dallas Area Rapid Transit's new policy for bringing additional cities into its service area is that it requires new members to eventually pay revenue from a full 1-cent sales tax...

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National: Oregon Iron Works CEO Gets Commerce Post


Chandra Brown, the chief executive officer of United Streetcar company in Clackamas, announced Wednesday that she has been named the deputy assistant secretary of manufacturing at the U.S. Department of Commerce...

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Fort Worth: Council Vote Dims Value Capture Hopes

Fort Worth Star Telegram

Plans to develop a 62-mile Cotton Belt commuter rail line were dealt a serious blow when the Fort Worth City Council this week rejected a resolution supporting the project...

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Ypsilanti: Redevelopment Key to College Town

Ann Arbor

Redeveloping Water Street, historic preservation, and retaining city service levels are all key to furthering the city of Ypsilanti's growth and transformation into a destination college town, said Mayor Paul Schreiber in his State of the City address Tuesday..

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Dallas: Second Phase of Carrollton TOD Starts

Dallas Morning News

Carrollton's new downtown transit development is so successful that developers are pushing ahead with the second phase of the project...

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