User: flenvcenter Topic: Transportation-National
Category: Multi-Modal Transportation :: Pedestrians
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Outbound soldiers' messages offer glimpses of the Vietnam war 30.9.2014 Philly.com News
Despite a decade of periodic searches, including inquiries by a Philadelphia detective, no one has located Little Ty. He was a soldier sent from Philadelphia to Vietnam in 1967, with the war in full fight and casualties mounting.
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Dogged rainfall soaks region 30.9.2014 Durango Herald
It seemed like there was a plumbing problem in the skies above La Plata County on Sunday and Monday, as storms wrung lightning, hail and reams of rain from the clouds in terrific, gloomy, spurting volumes.Snow, rain and icy conditions at Wolf Creek Pass felled one truck Monday, causing the pass to close. Though it quickly reopened, on...
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Revamp of Loop traffic, bus-only route and bike lanes moving forward 29.9.2014 Chicago Tribune: Nation
The Emanuel administration will announce Monday that it is seeking bids to construct three long-planned transit projects aimed at providing faster and more reliable service for hundreds of thousands of daily commuters and city visitors who ride CTA buses and Loop elevated trains in the... The Emanuel administration will announce Monday that it is seeking bids to construct three long-planned transit projects aimed at providing faster and more reliable service for hundreds of thousands of daily commuters and city visitors who ride CTA buses and Loop elevated trains in ...
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Do city growth strategies subtly discourage car ownership? 27.9.2014 Seattle Times: Opinion
After a long evening of revelry while attending a soccer tournament in Portugal a few years ago, I was more than ready to grab a taxi home.
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Weekend traffic: Hwy. 169 lane restrictions, Kellogg Blvd. bridge closure 26.9.2014 Star Tribune: Latest
While no major freeway closings are on tap for the weekend, MnDOT will be reconfiguring Hwy. 169 over the Bloomington Ferry Bridge, which will have traffic in both directions down to a single lane in each direction. Naturally, there are plenty of other projects that could affect your travels in the metro area.
Infrastructure opportunists and the Kellogg Bridge 26.9.2014 MinnPost
streets.mn Earlier this week, news surfaced that the Kellogg Ave-3rd Street bridge connecting Lowertown and Dayton’s Bluff is structurally deficient. The bridge, built in 1982 by MnDOT, has four vehicle lanes, the outer two largely supported by concrete cantilevers with pier supports built in the middle. It took only one day before the Infrastructure Opportunists in our state started taking advantage of this situation, and St. Paul officials were happy to play along. Doesn’t this example show the need for more money for roads and bridges? Isn’t this bridge a prime candidate for replacement? Of course, we need to maintain safety for bridge users. But let’s not get tunnel vision when looking at rational responses. So far, irrational responses What happens when a bridge overbuilt for capacity and underbuilt for structure becomes a liability after merely three decades? It becomes a battle cry for the wrong reasons. City Council president Kathy Lantry says St. Paul is working with “county, state and federal ...
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Police: Driver dies after pulling down bridge 26.9.2014 AP National
DETROIT (AP) -- The driver of a waste-hauling truck died Friday morning after hitting a pedestrian bridge over a Detroit freeway, pulling it down onto the roadway below and snarling rush-hour traffic, officials said....
Pedestrian bridge collapses onto Detroit freeway 26.9.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Witnesses at the scene told police a truck may have hit the bridge, but those were "early indications."
Pedestrian bridge collapses onto Detroit freeway 26.9.2014 Yahoo: US National

A pedestrian bridge over a Detroit freeway has collapsedDETROIT (AP) — A pedestrian bridge over a Detroit freeway has collapsed, shutting the roadway in both directions for the morning rush-hour period.


Pedestrian bridge collapses onto Detroit freeway 26.9.2014 Star Tribune: Latest
A pedestrian bridge over a Detroit freeway has collapsed, shutting the roadway in both directions for the morning rush-hour period.
Green Line Train Hits Pedestrian In St. Paul 26.9.2014 WCCO: Local News
(credit: CBS)Green Light light-rail service is running again in St. Paul after a train hit a pedestrian.
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Pedestrian hit by Green Line train in St. Paul 26.9.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A man was crossing in a designated zone when he was sideswiped by a train. He is expected to survive.
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Buses replace Green Line trains in St. Paul after pedestrian is hit, Metro Transit says 26.9.2014 Star Tribune: Local
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Green Line LRT using buses in St. Paul after collision, Metro Transit says 26.9.2014 Star Tribune: Latest
A portion of the Green Line light-rail is being replaced by buses Thursday night after a collision, Metro Transit said.
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Pedestrian struck, injured by Green Line train in St. Paul 25.9.2014 Pioneer Press: Most Viewed

A Green Line light-rail train struck a pedestrian along St. Paul's University Avenue early Thursday evening, possibly breaking the victim's leg, Metro Transit officials said.

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These Streets Are Made for Walking 25.9.2014 Commondreams.org Views
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Hanging Lake overcrowding sparks parking review 25.9.2014 Denver Post: News: Local
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Colorado's spectacular Hanging Lake is maybe too popular — prompting federal and state officials to explore shuttles or admission tickets to ...
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St. Paul: Planning has begun to replace ailing Kellogg bridge 25.9.2014 Pioneer Press: Most Viewed

When he learned that the half-mile-long Kellogg Boulevard bridge connecting Dayton's Bluff to downtown St. Paul might be torn down and rebuilt, Tim Herman began considering the possibilities.

With floods gone, extra lane on Bloomington Ferry Bridge goes, too 25.9.2014 Star Tribune: Local
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North of the border, home buyers consider house location more important than size 24.9.2014 TreeHugger
In the Greater Toronto Area, homebuyers prefer walkable, transit-friendly neighbourhoods to car-dependent locations
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