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Steamboat briefs: Night work continues this week on U.S. Highway 40 16.9.2014 Steamboat Pilot
Night work continues this week on U.S. Highway 40 Night work will continue during the week of Sept. 15 on U.S. Highway 40 east and west of downtown Steamboat Springs, according to a highway project notice issued by Connell Resources and the Colorado Department of Transportation. In addition to the work being conducted at night west of Elk River Road and east of the Anglers Drive intersection, highway construction crews will also be installing new traffic signal conduits at Pine Grove Road and conducting median work from Third Street to Anglers Drive. Motorists should expect delays to be about 10 to 20 minutes from one end of the construction project to the other. According to the project notice, there will be shoulder and median closures from Third Street to Hilltop Parkway for concrete removal and replacement and eastbound and westbound alternating lanes from Third Street to the Anglers Drive intersection at night will new asphalt is laid. For more information, call the project information line at ...
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Yes, ditching the car for your commute to work improves well-being 16.9.2014 MinnPost
When commuters stop driving and start walking or cycling to work, their psychological well-being tends to significantly improve, according to a British study published Monday in the journal Preventive Medicine . The study also reports a similar finding for commuters who ditch their car for public transport. “These results appear to suggest that avoiding car driving may be beneficial to wellbeing,” write the study’s authors. “This view complements existing evidence of a negative association between driving and physical health and is consistent with the hypothesis that car driving (a non-passive travel mode that requires constant concentration) can give rise to boredom, social isolation and stress.” The results also suggest that psychological well-being should be considered when government officials are doing cost-benefit assessments of transportation policies, say the researchers. A before-and-after comparison It’s long been known that moderate-intensity walking, cycling and other physical activity is ...
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Here are five things that will make travel quicker, safer for cars, bikes, walkers 16.9.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Detroit • Cellphones that warn drivers when people are crossing in front of them. Bicycles and cars that communicate with traffic lights. Sensors in cars that quickly alert other drivers to black ice, potholes or other hazards. A low-priced camera system that brings high-tech automatic braking to the masses. These life- or time-saving technologies were being shown off last week at the Intelligent Transport Systems World Congress in Detroit. Here are five smart things coming to your car in just ...
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United offers flight attendants buyout packages of up to $100,000 each 16.9.2014 LA Times: Business
In hopes of cutting its staffing budget, United Airlines announced plans Monday to offer veteran flight attendants early buyout packages of up to $100,000 each.
Biking or walking may be the secret to a happier life 15.9.2014 TreeHugger
A UK study finds that people who switch from driving to walking or cycling have better moods than other commuters.
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Rethinking "Free" Parking Policies 15.9.2014 Switchboard, from NRDC
Deron Lovaas, Federal Transportation Policy Director, Washington, D.C.: This is another guest blog from Janie Nham (see byline at the bottom): Economic theory teaches us that when buyers or sellers lack full information and understanding about their choices in a transaction, they make suboptimal decisions. Perhaps one of the best...
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Minneapolis Park Board could prove to be another obstacle for Southwest LRT 15.9.2014 MinnPost
It’s known by a name that only a bureaucrat could love: Section 4(f). Yet it could be the centerpiece of a legal challenge to the approved alignment of Southwest Light Rail Transit. Known as Section 4 (f) for its original placement in federal transportation laws, the rule requires that transportation projects using federal money not take or adversely affect parks or historic sites. Under the  regulations, only if a route is the only “feasible or prudent” pathway for the project can the federal government approve it. And that would come only after steps are taken to reduce and mitigate the ill effects on parks and historic sites. It is yet another potential headache for planners and policy makers trying to complete the Green Line light rail extension to Eden Prairie by 2019. Park and Rec Board says concerns have been 'neglected' Wednesday, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board will vote on a resolution to hire a law firm to review its “rights and responsibilities under State and Federal law to uphold ...
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Boulder poised to expand city's public smoking ban 14.9.2014 Headlines: All Headlines
In efforts to advance the City Council's goal of "making Boulder as healthy and smoke free as possible," city staff members next week will introduce a proposed ordinance seeking to expand on the city's smoking ban to include nearly all city-controlled parks, open spaces, paths and trails.
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2 pedestrians struck, driver impaled in Camden 13.9.2014 Yahoo: US National

2 pedestrians struck, driver impaled in CamdenAuthorities say a driver was impaled after he lost control of his vehicle and struck two pedestrians in Camden.


Wisconsin's Scott Walker OKs new voter ID process 13.9.2014 Twincities.com: Local

MADISON, Wis. -- Gov. Scott Walker has approved new rules establishing a free process for verifying birth information for people looking for state identification cards to vote but lack birth certificates.

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New, out-of-ordinary I-15 corridor study coming 13.9.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
State officials are launching a new study about how to handle burgeoning traffic along the Wasatch Front’s Interstate 15 corridor — but it will be quite different than old studies that looked mostly at adding new roads or widening old ones. This study will also look at reducing traffic by better coordinating with the area’s mass transit, biking and walking — and even changing land-development patterns to put more people near transit stations or to make neighborhoods more walkable. It will also l...
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Wisconsin governor approves process for verifying personal data for state IDs 12.9.2014 Star Tribune: Politics
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Friday Fun: The futuristic, sustainable cities inspired by arcology 12.9.2014 THE CITY FIX
By 2050, the world’s population is estimated to grow to 9.6 billion, with 66% living in cities. How can we accommodate urbanization while avoiding costly urban sprawl that can lead to unequal access to transport and increased greenhouse gas emissions? ...
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Federal funding announced for pedestrian bridges over Lake Shore Drive 12.9.2014 Chicago Tribune: Nation
Mayor Rahm Emanuel joined U.S. Sen. Richard Durbin this morning to tout federal funding for two pedestrian bridges over Lake Shore ...
Top 5 events this weekend for Sept. 12 to 14 12.9.2014 Steamboat Pilot
Missed the Boat Local band Missed the Boat brings foot-stompin' rocking mountain grass and a folk-rock energy to their live performances. Missed the Boat | Friday | 10 p.m. | Schmiggity’s | 821 Lincoln Ave. Downtown Historical Walking Tour Take an easy walk through Steamboat’s history and the downtown corridor. Sponsored by the Tread of Pioneers Museum and Historic Routt County, this is a great way to get up on a Saturday morning and learn something new about Steamboat Spring's rich cultural history. Downtown Historical Walking Tour | Saturday | 10 a.m. | Tread of Pioneers Museum | 800 Oak St | FREE Yampa Valley Crane Festival’s barbecue dinner and bird walk Barbecue for purchase or bring your own picnic. There also will be a bird walk and ranch house tour at the Carpenter Ranch, followed by a guided crane viewing. Shuttle service to the picnic and sunset crane viewing departs from the Stockbridge Transit Center at 4:30 p.m. and returns at approximately 8:45 p.m. FREE, but preregistration is required for ...
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Pedestrian hit by FrontRunner train in W. Bountiful 12.9.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Emergency personnel rushed to the scene of a FrontRunner train-pedestrian accident late Thursday morning in west Bountiful. Police dispatchers said the call reporting the incident came in at 11:45 a.m. from the area of 400 North, about a quarter-mile north of the Woods Cross station. The South Davis Metro Fire District reported a 20-year-old man suffered a leg injury in the incident. He was in serious-to-critical condition, but stable, when flown by helicopter to Intermountain Medical Center in ...
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Superstorm Sandy Victims Might Have To Return Some FEMA Funds 11.9.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
NEW YORK (AP) — After Superstorm Sandy hit the East Coast nearly two years ago, the federal government quickly sent out $1.4 billion in emergency disaster aid to the hurricane's victims. Now, thousands of people might have to pay back their share. The Federal Emergency Management Agency is scrutinizing about 4,500 households that it suspects received improper payments after the storm, according to program officials and data obtained by The Associated Press through a public records request. As of early September, FEMA had asked around 850 of those households to return a collective $5.8 million. The other cases were still under review. FEMA's campaign to recover overpayments, called "recoupment" in agency lingo, typically involves instances where the agency believes a household got more money than allowed under program rules, but not necessarily because of an intentional attempt to cheat the system. Fraud cases are handled separately. Many people asked to return money were deemed ineligible because their ...
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Build It and Bikes Will Come 11.9.2014 Truthout - All Articles
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Build It and Bikes Will Come 11.9.2014 Truthout - All Articles
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Making travel quick, safe for cars, bikes, walkers 11.9.2014 San Jose Mercury News: Business
DETROIT -- Cellphones that warn drivers when people are crossing in front of them. Bicycles and cars that communicate with traffic lights.
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