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SEPTA: If you want to see Pope Francis, we've got your ticket 28.8.2015 News
Just 110,000 regional rail passes have been sold out of 350,000 being offered.
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Pedestrian, vehicle passenger killed in Burlington Co. crash 28.8.2015 Yahoo: US National

Pedestrian, vehicle passenger killed in Burlington Co. crashNew Jersey State Police say a pedestrian was killed in a crash that left two other people trapped in a vehicle on Thursday afternoon in Southampton Township, Burlington County.

Mall shuttles may be too quiet for public safety 26.8.2015 Denver Post: Local
New, electric shuttles for the always busy 16th Street Mall will be so quiet that they are raising concerns they could be a hazard to an already distracted ...
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Tracks from railroads' past seen as path to future 26.8.2015 News
In a narrow corridor just outside Philadelphia, unused train tracks slowly surrender to rust and rot. Hidden by trees and underbrush from surrounding starter homes and shops, for 200 yards the rails wend through overgrown grass and wildflowers like the exposed vertebrae of ancient serpents.
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Greece: Chaos and Squalid Conditions Face Record Number of Refugees on Lesvos 24.8.2015 Newswire
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A Sustainable City Would Continue to Keep Cars out of Times Square 24.8.2015 Green on
One of the signature programs of Mike Bloomberg's time as New York City's mayor was an effort to take street space from motor vehicles and give it over to other uses: sitting, biking and walking. Unfortunately, some of those uses in Times Square have come to include aggressive Elmos and painted semi-nude women. Recently, Police Commissioner Bratton suggested that the Square should be re-opened to traffic or, as he said, "just dig the whole damn thing up!" Mayor de Blasio then agreed that binging cars back might be a good idea, and appointed a city task force to study the issue. It's a good idea to figure out a way to make Times Square's public space a more positive and family-friendly environment. It's a good idea to look at the design and make it a more attractive space. It's a bad idea to force pedestrians back into traffic as they were in the bad old days before Times Square banned motor vehicles. Commissioner Bratton is a great police commissioner but a lousy sustainability planner. I can't figure ...
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Seattle City Council candidates give their take on crime, public safety 21.8.2015 Seattle Times: Top stories
Editor’s note: As the general election draws closer, The Seattle Times opinion page is reaching out to candidates around our region to get their take on the issues that matter most to voters. In our ongoing reader survey, crime continues to be a popular concern for voters across Seattle’s seven City Council districts. (Housing was […]
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Bold new zigzag line decorates Washington Highway 9 19.8.2015 Seattle Times: Top stories
A new zigzag line on Highway 9 near Stanwood was not a mistake by highway maintenance crews.
Bold new zigzag line decorates Washington Highway 9 19.8.2015 AP Washington
STANWOOD, Wash. (AP) -- A new zigzag line on Highway 9 near Stanwood was not a mistake by highway maintenance crews....
Wynn proposes somebody could build a bridge to his casino 19.8.2015 Boston Globe: Massachusetts
Wynn Resorts, which plans to build a $1.7 billion resort casino in Everett, plans to pay for the state to revisit an idea it took up just a few years ago: building a pedestrian path across the Mystic ...
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Tourist 'red carpet,' Hollywood and Highland, to get diagonal crosswalk 19.8.2015 LA Times: Commentary
One of Los Angeles' most iconic and hectic intersections -- Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue -- is about to get a "scramble" crosswalk that will stop traffic in all directions long enough to let pedestrians cross, even diagonally.
Woodbury trail project’s third and final phase nears completion 18.8.2015 News
Woodbury trail project’s third and final phase nears completion.
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Expect traffic delays and closures Monday for USA Pro Challenge 17.8.2015 Steamboat Pilot
Bussing, biking or walking are highly recommended Monday to avoid the major traffic reroutes and delays in place because of the 2015 USA Pro Challenge. Professional cyclists will make two laps through downtown Steamboat Springs as part of Stage 1 of the race Monday, making travel through downtown difficult and delayed. Some popular detour routes, including River Road, also will see delays Monday because of the race, and parking near the race festivities downtown is expected to be sparse. Here are some tips on how to get around town using various forms of transportation. Monday: Lincoln Avenue from Fifth to 11th streets will remain closed, and another portion of Lincoln Avenue to Third Street will close at 7 a.m. Monday From 11 a.m. to noon, Oak Street will close from Fourth to 10th streets to make way for parade laps prior to the start of the race. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., there will be rolling closures and up to hour-long delays on the following roads: • U.S. Highway 40 between the Mount Werner exit and ...
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Silver Lake street serves as test run for L.A. traffic overhaul 16.8.2015 LA Times: Commentary
Three years ago, Silver Lake residents were horrified by a traffic collision that claimed the life of a 24-year-old woman celebrating her birthday with her dad.
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Pope Francis to bring joy - and a lot of closures 14.8.2015 News
A weary-sounding Mayor Nutter stepped up a PR blitz to prepare the city for fallout from September papal visit.
Officials: Pope fans should expect long walk from New Jersey 14.8.2015 AP National
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) -- Be prepared, be patient - and if you can't be on your feet for many hours, stay home....
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Officials: Pope fans should expect long walk from New Jersey 14.8.2015 Yahoo: US National
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Be prepared, be patient — and if you can't be on your feet for many hours, stay home.
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Green Line near miss: in the wrong place, at the wrong time 12.8.2015 Pioneer Press: Most Viewed

I was walking down a cobblestone path in the middle of University Ave. one morning last week when I heard the loud bell of a train. I turned and saw the snub nose of a light rail car bearing down! I had somehow bumbled into the path of the Green Line.

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New mobility plan finally gives L.A. a choice besides driving 12.8.2015 LA Times: Commentary
To the editor: Creating a safe, inviting environment on our roads for people who walk, bike and use transit isn't about forcing people to use these modes of travel, as former Metropolitan Transportation Authority board member Richard Katz characterized it. The vision behind Los Angeles' proposed...
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Seattle to crack down on its jammed-up intersections 12.8.2015 Seattle Times: Local
Seattle may start issuing more $136 tickets this fall for cars that block busy intersections, especially in the Mercer Corridor.
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