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Transportation for America
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Beth Osborne Aug 19
Look at the organization cited on Hassan Minaj's show. (Hint: it's my mine!)
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Transportation for America Aug 19
More than half of adults over 65 own smartphones. Yet among adults 50 and older, only about a quarter used ride-hailing services in 2018 (a leap, however, from 7 percent in 2015). By comparison, half of those aged 18 to 29 had used them.
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Transportation for America Aug 19
We're famous! Thanks for citing us! Check out our project Stuck in the Station to learn more about how the Trump administration has delayed releasing billions of dollars worth of transit grants.
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Transportation for America Aug 16
In 2 weeks, Phoenix voters will decide whether to ban all future rail transit investment, putting an end to light rail expansions and dealing a major blow to the city’s and region’s efforts to create a sense of place, attract talent, and grow the economy.
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Transportation for America Aug 16
And then have them ride a bus in a bus-only lane and enjoy flying past traffic, while saving money and the environment at the same time.
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Amy Lee Aug 14
If you want a handsome dose of gratitude today just call and 's DC offices and tell the staff who unflinchingly answer the phone that you support their bosses' new Complete Streets Act of 2019. Summary from :
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Transportation for America Aug 16
Investment in rail transit is important to Phoenix’s efforts to change its sprawling land use. In the desert metropolis, sprawl wastes water.
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Transportation for America Aug 16
"While Interstates were regularly used to destroy black neighborhoods, they were also used to keep black and white neighborhoods apart. Today, major roads and highways serve as stark dividing lines between black and white sections in cities."
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Transportation for America Aug 16
Los Angeles' city council voted to stop using vehicle speed to measure transportation projects' environmental impacts in favor of "a more people-friendly measure: vehicle miles traveled."
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Transportation for America Aug 16
"As in most American cities after WWII, the new highways in Atlanta—local expressways at first, then Interstates—were steered along routes that bulldozed 'blighted' neighborhoods that housed its poorest residents, almost always racial minorities."
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Transportation for America Aug 15
The 'Community Connect Grant'—a tiny program in a new transportation bill increases highway spending a whopping 40%—would provide $120 million over 5 years to reconnect neighborhoods that were torn apart by urban-renewal era highway projects.
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Transportation for America Aug 15
"To supposedly fix congestion (the adverse environmental impact of that new housing) [traffic flow] measurements end up requiring more space for cars, so a housing project might also have to widen the road."
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Transportation for America Aug 15
Unlike other Koch-backed attempts to disrupt local transit funding, Phoenix's Prop 105 takes the fight to new extremes. If approved, it would cancel all current plans to expand light rail and prohibit any future efforts to expand or improve the network.
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FUSE Corps Aug 15
"New transportation technology is not inherently good. Cities that want to be “smart” need to make sure that technology helps achieve their goals."
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Transportation for America Aug 14
Don't get us wrong: new transportation technologies, like e-scooters and ride-hailing, are cool. But cities need to ask themselves how new tech benefits people—and who it benefits—before launching a pilot program.
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Transportation for America Aug 14
"For years PennDOT was dominated by engineers [...] focused on how to move vehicles on highways. But encouraged her agency’s workers to talk with local leaders before ever sketching out a new road configuration or bridge design."
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Beth Osborne Aug 13
Imagine if we had subsidized our transit agencies by an extra $5 billion a quarter. What they could have built? How much more broad-based would the benefit have been if they had been allowed to lose that kind of money?
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Smart Growth America Aug 12
Tired of yelling into the about streets that are ? Here's your chance to do something about it >>
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Beth Osborne Aug 12
Highway projects are touted as reducing travel times. But after they are built, the communities they touch see their short trips blocked. A three-mile trip increases by two to three minutes on average. DOTs don't even bother to tally the damage.
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Transportation for America Aug 12
"Regulators need to know: Can our infrastructure handle [autonomous vehicles]? Is this something the public wants? And if so, how will they want it?"
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