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Transport: NYC Bike Share, Virginia Beach Private LRT Questions, SF Taxi Industry, Building New RR Under NYC

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Giving Citi Bike an Early Tryout 

NY Streetsblog

 

Today, New Yorkers turned out under sunny skies to try out bike-share for the first time.


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LRT Station a Go in African American Neighborhood 

Los Angeles Times

 

After years spent fighting for a light-rail station in Leimert Park, South Los Angeles community members got their wish Thursday with the approval of full funding for a stop in the heart of L.A.'s African American community.


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Transit Agency Questions Private LRT Plan in VA Beach 

Virginian Pilot

 

The region's public transit authority says a private proposal to extend light rail to Virginia Beach contains "as many questions as answers," doesn't address the regulatory complications it could trigger, and features a questionable choice for its lead design firm.


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San Francisco's Complicated Taxi Industry 

This Big City

 

I was out one night with a friend, who is a foreign exchange student, and was trying to get a taxi to her apartment. Stepping onto the street from Union Square Park, in the heart of San Francisco, she began waving several down, only to watch them go by already with passengers.


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Case for Caution When Building Streetcars 

The Atlantic Cities

 

The Atlanta streetcar is expected to open in spring 2014. Needless to say, city officials are pretty excited. The mayor's office sent out a press release in March just to announce that a few sections of the track had been laid.


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Burke Gilman Trail Could Get an Upgrade 

Seattle Transit Blog

 

The University of Washington has released a proposal for a major upgrade to the section of the Burke-Gilman trail that runs through its campus, for which it is seeking federal funding through the TIGER program.


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How Engineers are Building New RR Under NYC 

Wired Autopia, Tim DeChant

 

The biggest public transit infrastructure effort in the US is almost completely invisible - unless you're 160 feet underground.


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Texas Legislature's New Transportation Rules 

Dallas Morning News

 

While highway funding didn't receive the sizable boost from the Legislature that many were hoping for this year, North Texas transportation officials are nonetheless celebrating success on several local initiatives.


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Politics as Usual, Blame on Infrastructure 

The Hill

 

A Washington state Democrat is accusing Republicans of "throwing American infrastructure...under the bus" after a bridge collapse there this week.


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Bike Share Begins in New York City 

New York Times

 

New York City introduced its long-awaited bike share system on Monday, supplying thousands of bikes, scattered across more than 300 stations, for public use in parts of Manhattan and Brooklyn.


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