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September 4, 2013

Report: Calif. HSR planning may lead to environmental harm

While the project may bolster the Central Valley’s economy, the region may lose substantial tracts of farmland to large-scale single family home construction that may accompany the economic growth.


August 15, 2013

Report: Transit draws crowds, cash, to cities

Paper shows that public transit produces “agglomeration,” or, more people gathering in the same space, which draws more jobs, higher wages and economic productivity. The hidden economic value of a city’s transit system could be worth $1.5 million to $1.8 billion annually.


June 6, 2013

Blog: How a ‘red-state’ city became a transit leader

Salt Lake City, located in a conservative state, is the only city in the country currently building light rail, bus rapid transit, streetcars and commuter rail simultaneously. The lesson that other cities can learn from the city is to design a transit plan based on what people value about where they live.


December 7, 2012

FTA releases $15.5M for tribal transit

Seventy-two American Indian and Alaska Native tribes will receive a share of the funds. In particular, the Morongo Band of Mission Indians will receive $158,999 to purchase a vehicle to launch a new dial-a-ride transit service, and the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians will receive $25,000 for a transportation planning study.


September 6, 2012

Tampa, Fla. streetcar plan delays city subsidies

Transit planners revised the long-term financial plan, with service maintained at its current level until 2020. Plan projects a required subsidy of $168,000 beginning in 2020.


November 20, 2009

Gannett Fleming names nat'l transit planning director

Myrna Valdez will focus her efforts on supporting the practice in western U.S., which is led by Sam Mayman, P.E., vice president and transit practice director.


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