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What Planners of Brooklyn-Queens Streetcar Line Can Learn in New Jersey

The New York Times

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The Hudson-Bergen Light Rail, across the river from New York City, offers a look at the benefits and challenges of a street-level transit line.

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Free SEPTA for Students

The Philadelphia Citizen

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Making Philly more accessible to college students could help keep them in the city after graduation, prolonging the economic benefit and supplying skilled workers.

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Lessons in Transit Innovation

The New York Times

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Bus service for people who live outside major cities is either nonexistent or might as well be. But some communities are helping bring mobility to non-drivers with bus service they can really use.

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How cities are searching for solutions among massive mounds of data

The Globe and Mail

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New York City suffered from fires that erupted in overcrowded, run-down apartments. Then the city sleuthed through residential records and found that landlords who foreclosed let their properties fall apart and ignored safety-code violations. Greater Toronto wants to expand upon New York City’s m...

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How One Weekend in Dallas Sparked a Movement for Urban Change

Next City

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A Dallas urban neighborhood was dilapidated with abandoned storefronts and offered no vitality for pedestrians. A group of artists and community members created Build a Better Block, in which local artisans and small businesses took over a vacant block and transformed it for a limited time to en...

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Thinking Outside the Bus

The New York Times

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Bus service for people who live outside major cities is either nonexistent or might as well be. But some communities are helping bring mobility to non-drivers with bus service they can really use.

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Preparing for Disaster by Betting Against It

The New York Times

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In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, necessity has bred an interesting kind of financial invention for the New York MTA: the world’s first “catastrophe” bond - a reinsurance for the insurer - designed to protect public transportation infrastructure, specifically against storm surge. These bonds priva...

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What is driving Uber's global impact?

Devex

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At the San Francisco headquarters of Uber, three televisions greet visitors and employees just past the check in desk. The central screen plays a video on repeat: “Moving riders, moving partners, moving newlyweds, moving ice cream, moving Kenya, moving China, moving Australia, moving anywhere.” O...

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It's Not Just Nice to Share, It's the Future

The New York Times

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New York City’s brand-new Citi Bike program is not just a bike share. It’s the city’s contribution to the new sharing economy, in which people don’t buy things, but buy access to things.

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The Bicycle Revolution in Paris, Five Years Later

Inter Press Service News Agency

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Paris is a city plagued by traffic jams and air pollution. In 2007, the local government created a public bicycle sharing program called Velib that has drastically reduced the number of cars on the roadways and parking lots. During five years, over a hundred million people have used the program a...

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