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Transportation and Mobility Links

Samuel Staley
November 30, 2009, 8:48am

The American Dream Coalition's e-newsletter American Dream Communicator has a number of useful links to transportation and mobility stories in the news recently. (Note also their annual conference will be June 10-12 in Orlando, Florida so save the date!)

Mobility & Transportation
Will Looming Debt Penetrate Federal Transportation Debate? – The New Republic

State speed limit could go to 80 mph – GreenvilleOnline.com, South Carolina

Poll finds residents prefer road widening to adding light rail – OregonLive, Portland

Personal Rapid Transit: Future Or Elevated Fantasy? – So. Calif. Public Radio

Mass Transit’s Reversal of Fortune – InTransition Magazine

Low ridership tarnishes Gold Line extension's luster – Los Angeles Times

So Far, Low Ridership On Seattle's Light Rail System – SoundPolitics Blog

SEPTA strike aftermath: Ridership has yet to recover – Examiner.com, Philadelphia

And, as always, obstacles in the transit path – Star-Tribune, Minnesota

Little Tokyo wary of proposed light-rail connector line – Los Angeles Times

Desire for streetcars gets a look in Long Beach – Press-Telegram, California

Is high Tri-Rail subsidy worth the cost? – CBS-12, West Palm Beach

Metro’s budget woes could mean route changes – Press-Banner, California

$18.8 million budgeted for light-rail amenities – Star-Tribune, Minnesota

Man fatally shot near NorCal light-rail station – San Jose Mercury News

Bus kills pedestrian crossing street – Tampa Online, Florida

Man dies in collision with MAX train in Gresham – KATU.com, Portland

Nighttime paid parking on Broadway? Increased fines? Just the start – CHS Blog, Seattle

College Station Red Light Cameras to Come Down – The Newspaper, Texas


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