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Transport: Hampton Roads Transit Criticism, Wal-Mart Customer Delivery Idea, Divide Over Transpo Funding, California HSR Lawsuit

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Hampton Roads Transit Board Defends Agency Against Report 

Virginian Pilot

 

The Hampton Roads Transit Board of Commissioners defended the agency Thursday against an outside panel's critical review of its finances and record keeping, and ordered its own internal auditor to review the findings.


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Wal-Mart Wants Customers to Deliver Packages 

Reuters, via: @lydiadepillis

 

Wal-Mart Stores Inc is considering a radical plan to have store customers deliver packages to online buyers, a new twist on speedier delivery services that the company hopes will enable it to better compete with Amazon.com Inc.


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Congress Could be Divided Over Energy Paying for Transportation Infrastructure 

Politico, via: DC Streetsblog

 

As Congress continues to hunt for ever-elusive money to rebuild roads, bridges and transit systems, House Republicans are likely once again to turn to black gold.


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State of California Sues Everyone Over High Speed Rail 

San Jose Mercury News

 

The state of California has filed a civil case against everyone - literally, the whole world - seeking to validate $8.6 billion in voter-approved bonds for its $69 billion high-speed rail project.


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Google Adds Real Time Transit to Maps in Salt Lake, New York 

Tech Crunch, via: DC Streetsblog

 

One of the things that's frustrating about Apple's Maps is that you don't get the integrated transit information that's the lifeblood of living in a place like New York City or San Francisco.


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Congress to DOT - Roads Need to be Safe for Everyone 

DC Streetsblog

 

Yes, traffic fatalities have been (mostly) going down, but as long as cyclist and pedestrian fatalities keep going up, we can't truly say our streets and roads are getting safer.


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Port of Long Beach Breaks Ground on Congestion Reduction Project 

LA Streetsblog

 

In an attempt to not only clear traffic between the Port of Long Beach (POLB) and the Alameda Corridor rail line but also clear the air of pollutants, the Green Port Gateway-after years of discussion-is finally underway with a ten-month later-than-expected completion date.


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Some Fear LA Bike Lanes Will Make Traffic Worse 

KCET, via: LA Streetsblog

 

Dina Demetrius: Forget about Beverly Hills, Holmby Hills, or Los Feliz. For most Angelenos, the most precious, in-demand real estate in the city are the streets we get around on every day, and that includes by two wheels.


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Southwest LRT in Minneapolis Could See Higher Costs 

Minnesota Public Radio

 

The planned Southwest LRT between Eden Prairie and downtown Minneapolis could end up costing more than originally proposed.


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The Columbia River Crossing Mega Highway Project 

Seattle Transit Blog

 

Seattleites, urbanists, and environmentalists: While we've been focused on saving Metro service, expanding rail, and working toward dense growth - we've lost sight of part of the bigger picture.


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