Transportation News/Articles

Public Transportation Affects Home Values

“The study, commissioned by the American Public Transportation Association and the National Association of Realtors, or NAR, looked at five years’ worth of sales data in several major American cities with varying levels of public transport infrastructure. On average, values for properties located within a half-mile of public transportation, an area dubbed the “public transport shed,” performed 41% better than …

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Pasco MPO wants public’s opinions on mass transit options

“Pasco County Public Transportation could double its ridership in the next decade under an ambitious plan recommended by a consultant. The public will have a chance to weigh in on the plan by the end of the month before the County Commission makes any final decisions.” See More . . . Source: http://www.tampabay.com/news/transportation/masstransit/pasco-mpo-wants-publics-opinions-on-mass-transit-options/2142418By: LISA BUIE, TIMES STAFF WRITER

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Interstate tolls are discussed as a solution to the nation’s transportation funding quandary

“Washington Post polls have shown support for tolling new lanes. In the most recent poll, conducted in June, 62 percent said they supported using adjustable tolls to spread out the flow of traffic. The question cited the 495 Express Lanes as an example.” See More . . . Source: http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/trafficandcommuting/interstate-tolls-are-discussed-as-a-solution-to-the-nations-transportation-funding-quandary/2013/09/21/76cba634-1b1f-11e3-82ef-a059e54c49d0_story.htmlBy: Robert Thomson

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Brevard 2040 Transportation Symposium Oct. 3

“BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA — The public is invited to attend the Brevard 2040 Transportation Symposium, hosted by the Space Coast Transportation Planning Organization, from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon on Thursday, Oct. 3, at the Brevard County Public Schools Board Room, 2700 Judge Fran Jamieson Way.” See More . . . Source: http://spacecoastdaily.com/2013/09/brevard-2040-transportation-symposium-oct-3/By: Space Coast Daily

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Cubic and MTC launch mobile website for Clipper Card

“Clipper Card is the regional smart card system governed by the Metropolitan Transportation Commissioner, the agency that plans, coordinates and finances transportation projects in the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area. Participating operators include the Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District (AC Transit), Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART), Caltrain, Golden Gate Transit and Ferry, San Francisco Bay Ferry, San Francisco Municipal Transportation …

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Business starts early on next transportation bill

“Typically, the expiration of a transportation bill brings expectations that Congress will kick the can down the road, passing short-term extensions until lawmakers can eventually come together on a new bill that funds highways and transit.” See More . . . Source: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/09/business-starts-early-on-next-transportation-bill-97018.html By: Kathryn A. Wolfe

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Bicycle Shares: Rapidly Changing Public Transportation

“The visionary man behind Washington D.C.’s Capital Bikeshare program is now the transportation commissioner for another enormous American city that has rolled out a bike share program: Chicago.” See More . . . Source: http://www.thetakeaway.org/story/bicycle-shares-rapidly-changing-face-public-transportation-america/By: Megan Quellhorst / The Takeaway

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BAE Systems receives U.S. funding for hydrogen-powered buses

“The initiative from the federal agency aims to distribute $13.6 million in funding for innovative projects concerning hydrogen fuel and fuel cell technology. The goal of the initiative is to commercialise fuel cells, making them more attractive in the transportation sector. Eight projects have been chosen by the agency to receive funding. BAE Systems is a manufacturing partner of three …

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A Good Example of the use of CFRP, Post-Tensioning, Epoxy Injections and Crystaline Waterproofing

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Biden “Sick And Tired” Of Funding Delays

“Biden, a Democrat, was joined on stage by Georgia’s two Republican US Senators, Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson, along with US Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx.” See More . . . Source: http://www.gpb.org/news/2013/09/16/biden-sick-and-tired-of-funding-delaysBy: Orlando Montoya

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