User: flenvcenter Topic: Transportation-National
Category: Multi-Modal Transportation :: Pedestrians
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SEPTA shows off new look for City Hall transit center 19.6.2018 News
A $10 million project to renovate an oculus under City Hall is the first stage of a larger redesign for city transit tunnels.
In Pa., local cops can't use radar to catch speeders. That could soon change 18.6.2018 News
Pennsylvania is the only state in the country that bans municipal police officers from using radar to enforce speed limits. There's a push in the legislature to change that.
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Lansdale exists because of the railroad. Now those tracks may be key to its future 17.6.2018 News
This Philly suburb is a regional leader in transit-oriented development.
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Vanishing view: In last days of Minneapolis bridge, photographers flock to get final skyline shots 11.6.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The bridge is a link for pedestrians between the Phillips and Whittier neighborhoods. And it also has provided a popular vantage point for photographers, thanks to its clear, elevated view of the downtown Minneapolis skyscrapers.
Downtown Denver plan sets stage for a dense neighborhood atop a sea of parking — and Elitch’s — that could house thousands 10.6.2018 Denver Post: News: Local
Denver city leaders this week are poised to endorse an ambitious downtown neighborhood plan that could set the stage for the next mega-wave of urban development.
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Flagging Down Driverless Buses 25.5.2018 American Prospect
AP Photo/Regina Garcia Cano Patrons wait to board a driverless shuttle bus on a street in Las Vegas Public transit systems have run driverless trains for decades. The first fully driverless train network, Vancouver's SkyTrain in western Canada, has been in operation since 1985. The Paris urban transit system has automated its oldest and busiest Metro line and plans to automate about half the subway system by 2050. Yet in the United States, transit automation is years behind Europe where driverless trains mostly connect airport terminals. Automated buses are already operating in some communities. But when American cities have green-lighted the technology, the results have been uneven: A November accident in Las Vegas involving the first automated bus for public use in the U.S. raised still more questions about whether the technology is ready to hit the road. Some private companies launch relatively untested technology, hoping to spearhead innovation by being the first to deploy an invention. But without a ...
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Emergency braking system was disabled on self-driving Uber when it fatally struck pedestrian, NTSB says 24.5.2018 LA Times: Business

The autonomous Uber SUV that struck and killed an Arizona pedestrian in March spotted the woman about six seconds before hitting her, but did not stop because the system used to automatically apply brakes in potentially dangerous situations had been disabled, according to federal investigators.

Uber shutting down self-driving operations in Arizona 24.5.2018 Washington Post
Uber shutting down self-driving operations in Arizona
Teen who started massive Oregon wildfire with fireworks ordered to pay $36 million 22.5.2018 Washington Post
The blaze, which came to be known as the Eagle Creek fire, burned for more than two months as it spread to 48,000 acres.
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Bikes vs. cars vs. pedestrians: How Philly can win the transportation culture war | Opinion 18.5.2018 News
It's easy to feel cynical about the future of our transportation culture, but culture can and does change. Here's how we can start.
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Man struck, killed by semitrailer on I-94 after crashing car in N.D. 17.5.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A man is dead after he crashed his car in southeastern North Dakota and then was struck by a semitrailer while walking on the highway.
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On the campaign trail with Venezuela’s Maduro, they turn out for the fatherland, and for food. 17.5.2018 Washington Post
On the campaign trail with Venezuela’s Maduro, they turn out for the fatherland, and for food.
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Cyclists and Walkers Lead Mexico City on the Road to Sustainability 10.5.2018 THE CITY FIX
This series, supported by the Volvo Research and Educational Foundations, discusses walking and cycling in cities with a special focus on low- and middle-income countries. Sara Vélez got an ultimatum from her boss one day: either find a way to arrive ...
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Once L.A.'s hottest mall, the Westside Pavilion is dying, and shoppers are bummed 4.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary

On a recent Monday afternoon, Emma Halbert sat across from her friend at the Westside Pavilion food court. With her laptop opened in front her, she tried to finish her homework, but was distracted by how eerily quiet the mall felt.

The 18-year-old Santa Monica College student looked around the...

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Banning on-street parking isn't insane. But using the space for more traffic lanes is | Opinion 3.5.2018 News
Five suggestions for what to do with the saved space on Philly streets.
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Chicago eyes 606 extension, light rail route from North Side to downtown 3.5.2018 Chicago Tribune: Business
A light rail train linking North Side neighborhoods to downtown Chicago and an extension of The 606 elevated trail are part of a plan starting to take shape to accommodate the expected arrival of thousands of new residents and workers along near the Chicago River along the Lincoln Park area ...
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Driverless cars are growing in number, but makers don't want to reveal how they sometimes fail 30.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

On March 18, a robot-driven Volvo operated by Uber hit and killed a pedestrian in Arizona.

Advocates for automation maintained that the tragedy shouldn’t detract from the likelihood that driverless technology is eliminating human error and making driving safer. But the death, and a fatality five...

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Enjoy walking and whiskey on Scotland’s Argyll Peninsula and four small islands 30.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Discover the Argyll Peninsula and four islands of western Scotland on a six-night tour that includes daily guided hikes linking prehistoric sites, nature reserves and whiskey distilleries.

Highlights include a chartered boat ride to the remote island of Jura; a detour to view the Corryvreckan whirlpool,...

More homes, more bikes, fewer cars: City council president looks to rebuild Minneapolis 30.4.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
Minneapolis City Council president Lisa Bender got her start in politics in 2009, lobbying the city for more bike lanes. Now, she's leading the city's effort to make over the zoning laws that dictate its entire built form.
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26,525 miles traveled: Aurora’s bike share program a hit with students riding to class and other transportation gaps 28.4.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
Between two dockless bike-share companies -- LimeBike and Ofo -- from October to March, Aurora bike-share riders have taken a total of 39,516 trips, traveled 26,525 miles and signed up as more than 4,000 active users.
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