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The Mercury News
VTA's big question: Should buses run more like airplanes, serving only popular routes?SAN JOSE -- Hop on the Line 13 for a 35-minute journey into South San Jose and
VTA's big question: Should buses run more like airplanes, serving only popular routes?
The Mercury News / Posted 21 hours ago
SAN JOSE -- Hop on the Line 13 for a 35-minute journey into South San Jose and you'll find a vastly different Valley Transportation Authority experience than you will on more popular corridors. Driver Belinda Vestal greets regulars by name, with a... Read more
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The Mercury News
Herhold: VTA is stuck in a tough situationstops for passengers on Route 522 in front of Five Wounds Church in San Jose, C
Herhold: VTA is stuck in a tough situation
The Mercury News / Posted yesterday
stops for passengers on Route 522 in front of Five Wounds Church in San Jose, Calif., Monday, Feb. 15, 2016. (Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group) I mention all this because the Valley Transportation Authority is now engaged in a debate about whether... Read more
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The Mercury News
Martinez set to become departure point for private ferry servicecommuter ferry service that could begin later this year will test the waters fo
Martinez set to become departure point for private ferry service
The Mercury News / Posted yesterday
commuter ferry service that could begin later this year will test the waters for a larger public commuter ferry system area officials have sought for decades. Wednesday night, the City Council agreed to let Prop SF, a private Alameda-based... Read more
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The Mercury News
VTA's big question: Should buses run more like airplanes, serving only popular routes, or are buses essential for all?SAN JOSE -- Hop on the Line 13 for a 35-minute journey into South San Jose and
VTA's big question: Should buses run more like airplanes, serving only popular routes, or are buses essential for all?
The Mercury News / Posted yesterday
SAN JOSE -- Hop on the Line 13 for a 35-minute journey into South San Jose and you'll find a vastly different Valley Transportation Authority experience than you will on more popular corridors. Driver Belinda Vestal greets regulars by name, with a... Read more
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East Peoria Times Courier
Transit systems shirk disabled— about 12 percent of total transit operating costs — in 2013, according to the
Transit systems shirk disabled
East Peoria Times Courier / Posted 2 days ago
— about 12 percent of total transit operating costs — in 2013, according to the most recent data from the American Public Transportation Association. The price tag is particularly high in major cities, where agencies struggle with regular service... Read more
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The Pekin Daily Times
Transit systems shirk disabled— about 12 percent of total transit operating costs — in 2013, according to the
Transit systems shirk disabled
The Pekin Daily Times / Posted 3 days ago
— about 12 percent of total transit operating costs — in 2013, according to the most recent data from the American Public Transportation Association. The price tag is particularly high in major cities, where agencies struggle with regular service... Read more
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Live 5 News Charleston
Tri-County Newsofficials announce Transit Riders Advisory CommitteeCARTA officials announce Tr
Tri-County News
Live 5 News Charleston / Posted 3 days ago
officials announce Transit Riders Advisory CommitteeCARTA officials announce Transit Riders Advisory Committee Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority (CARTA) officials will hold a news conference Monday morning to announce a new Transit... Read more
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Deseret News
Provo transit project set to begin, despite public concernline in Provo and Orem are moving right along, but not without some criticism f
Provo transit project set to begin, despite public concern
Deseret News / Posted 5 days ago
line in Provo and Orem are moving right along, but not without some criticism from local residents. The Utah Transit Authority and the Utah Department of Transportation are proposing to build a bus rapid transit system through both Utah... Read more
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NBC Bay Area
'Tech Buses' Commit Hundreds of Violations on SF Roadwaysfairness and convenience. While the buses aim to take thousands of cars off th
'Tech Buses' Commit Hundreds of Violations on SF Roadways
NBC Bay Area / Posted 6 days ago
fairness and convenience. While the buses aim to take thousands of cars off the road, traffic records obtained by the NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit revealed a growing problem that could put other commuters in danger. Each workday, three million... Read more
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The Mercury News
Milpitas council receives BART extension updateThe Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority gave a project update to Milpit
Milpitas council receives BART extension update
The Mercury News / Posted 6 days ago
The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority gave a project update to Milpitas City Council last week regarding construction of the Milpitas Bay Area Rapid Transit Station and attendant track line near the corner of Montague Expressway and Capitol... Read more
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Sportsnet.ca
30 Thoughts: When players drop in the draftseason is over. Keefe obviously doesn’t fit that NHL-experience qualification,
30 Thoughts: When players drop in the draft
Sportsnet.ca / Posted 6 days ago
season is over. Keefe obviously doesn’t fit that NHL-experience qualification, but he’s an up-and-comer with ties to the area. It wouldn’t be a stunner if the Senators desire a conversation. 3. With the Anaheim Ducks‘ Game 7 loss to the... Read more
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Pasadena Star-News
Why a state senator wants to add 2 members to the LA County Metro transportation boardA state senator wants to add two members to the Los Angeles County Metropolitan
Why a state senator wants to add 2 members to the LA County Metro transportation board
Pasadena Star-News / Posted 8 days ago
A state senator wants to add two members to the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro)’s board of directors, saying the board is too L.A.-centric and ignores requests for rail and bus projects in the southeast... Read more
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Pasadena Star-News
Backers of bill to expand Metro board seek support from southeast citiesA state senator wants to add two members to the Los Angeles County Metropolitan
Backers of bill to expand Metro board seek support from southeast cities
Pasadena Star-News / Posted 9 days ago
A state senator wants to add two members to the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro)’s board of directors, saying the board is too L.A.-centric and ignores requests for rail and bus projects in the southeast... Read more
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Pasadena Star-News
Backers of bill adding two members to Metro board look for support from southeast L.A. county citiesA state senator wants to add two members to the Los Angeles County Metropolitan
Backers of bill adding two members to Metro board look for support from southeast L.A. county cities
Pasadena Star-News / Posted 9 days ago
A state senator wants to add two members to the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro)’s board of directors, saying the board is too L.A.-centric and ignores requests for rail and bus projects in the southeast... Read more
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The Mercury News
Why can't carpoolers drive on the shoulder anymore?that again? A You have a good memory. No, but another proposal in Sacramento (
Why can't carpoolers drive on the shoulder anymore?
The Mercury News / Posted 10 days ago
that again? A You have a good memory. No, but another proposal in Sacramento (AB 1746) would give AC Transit, the Valley Transportation Authority and the Central Contra Costa Transit Authority permission to use freeway shoulders for bus-only... Read more
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ABC Action News Tampa Bay
Could autonomous cars solve the Tampa Bay Area's transportation problem?Everyone agrees that traffic in the Tampa Bay area is getting increasingly wors
Could autonomous cars solve the Tampa Bay Area's transportation problem?
ABC Action News Tampa Bay / Posted 10 days ago
Everyone agrees that traffic in the Tampa Bay area is getting increasingly worse. Not everyone agrees what to do about it. Some want more public transportation, other want wider roads. Another solution: smarter roads. The Tampa Hillsborough... Read more
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Boston Globe
T loses up to $42 million a year from fare evasionBOSTON (AP) — Fare evaders are costing the Boston-area transit system up to $42
T loses up to $42 million a year from fare evasion
Boston Globe / Posted 10 days ago
BOSTON (AP) — Fare evaders are costing the Boston-area transit system up to $42 million a year, and officials are trying to figure out what to do about it. A two-day survey in March by Keolis, which operates commuter rail for the Massachusetts Bay... Read more
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ABC 6 Providence
T loses up to $42M a year from fare evasionBOSTON (AP) - Fare evaders are costing the Boston-area transit system up to $42
T loses up to $42M a year from fare evasion
ABC 6 Providence / Posted 10 days ago
BOSTON (AP) - Fare evaders are costing the Boston-area transit system up to $42 million a year, and officials are trying to figure out what to do about it. A two-day survey in March by Keolis, which operates commuter rail for the Massachusetts Bay... Read more
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Boston Globe
April 25, 2016receiving $275 million in new state funding, public employee pensions, and debt
April 25, 2016
Boston Globe / Posted 10 days ago
receiving $275 million in new state funding, public employee pensions, and debt service. After accounting for those three areas, Dempsey said budget writers had $354 million in new revenues to spend. ...” Behind paywall:... Read more
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The Mercury News
Why can't carpoolers drive on the shoulder anymore?that again? A You have a good memory. No, but another proposal in Sacramento (
Why can't carpoolers drive on the shoulder anymore?
The Mercury News / Posted 11 days ago
that again? A You have a good memory. No, but another proposal in Sacramento (AB 1746) would give AC Transit, the Valley Transportation Authority and the Central Contra Costa Transit Authority permission to use freeway shoulders for bus-only... Read more
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The Tampa Tribune
Public housing project razed to make way for express toll lanesvacant since Dec. 30, was reduced to a dirt plot late last week to make way for
Public housing project razed to make way for express toll lanes
The Tampa Tribune / Posted 11 days ago
vacant since Dec. 30, was reduced to a dirt plot late last week to make way for the first phase of the planned Tampa Bay Express project, adding express toll lanes through downtown and rebuilding the Interstate 4/275 interchange. The Florida... Read more
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ESPN
Boston GP takes step ahead with new agreementprogress on the Labor Day weekend event. The documents, signed by the city of
Boston GP takes step ahead with new agreement
ESPN / Posted 11 days ago
progress on the Labor Day weekend event. The documents, signed by the city of Boston, Massachusetts Department of Transportation, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority and Massachusetts Convention Center Authority, and an existing MOU... Read more
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The Mercury News
VTA's FLEX offers on-demand ridesa 20-minute car ride. We bought her an electric car. No more wasted time. ... T
VTA's FLEX offers on-demand rides
The Mercury News / Posted 12 days ago
a 20-minute car ride. We bought her an electric car. No more wasted time. ... The issue is time, not money. If the Valley Transportation Authority wants more riders, they need to improve the time to travel. R. Roppo, Robert Hull and others A... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Volunteers clean up Patapsco River shoreline as part of Earth Day eventto pick up trash and accumulated wood along the several hundred feet of shoreli
Volunteers clean up Patapsco River shoreline as part of Earth Day event
Baltimore Sun / Posted 12 days ago
to pick up trash and accumulated wood along the several hundred feet of shoreline between the bridge and the Maryland Transportation Authority Police headquarters in Dundalk during the Earth Day "shoreline cleanup" event. While most motorists... Read more
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Boston Globe
New transit site ranks Boston high for connectivity and accessibilityWe all complain about the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, but one n
New transit site ranks Boston high for connectivity and accessibility
Boston Globe / Posted 12 days ago
We all complain about the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, but one new site serves to remind us of one thing: Compared with other US cities, we don’t have it that bad — in terms of public transit access, anyway. The site, AllTransit, is a... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
Jerry Brown’s lofty aspirations come face to face with the lawLobbyist Don Gilbert, representing Bay Area sewage districts, requested $20 mil
Jerry Brown’s lofty aspirations come face to face with the law
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 12 days ago
Lobbyist Don Gilbert, representing Bay Area sewage districts, requested $20 million from an Assembly budget subcommittee to fund “poop to power” projects, with a straight face, mostly. The investment, he told the panel, would cut the cost of... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
The Numbers Crunch: Sacramento’s public transit may be better than you thinkSan Francisco – with BART, Muni and a compact grid tailor-made for transit – is
The Numbers Crunch: Sacramento’s public transit may be better than you think
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 13 days ago
San Francisco – with BART, Muni and a compact grid tailor-made for transit – is at the top. Several other Bay Area and Southern California cities also score well, while some inland cities, where transit service can be scarce, do... Read more
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The Mercury News
Bullet train: Merced included in proposed Silicon Valley-to-Central Valley routeSAN JOSE -- The California High-Speed Rail Authority was in town Thursday for a
Bullet train: Merced included in proposed Silicon Valley-to-Central Valley route
The Mercury News / Posted 13 days ago
SAN JOSE -- The California High-Speed Rail Authority was in town Thursday for a meeting on proposed changes to plans for bullet train service, but the amendments had more to do with the Central Valley than Silicon Valley. The rail authority... Read more
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CommonDreams.org
The Fight to Stop Oil Trains in Benicia Just Got a Whole Lot BiggerBENICIA, CA - In Benicia, California, a small town in the north San Francisco B
The Fight to Stop Oil Trains in Benicia Just Got a Whole Lot Bigger
CommonDreams.org / Posted 14 days ago
BENICIA, CA - In Benicia, California, a small town in the north San Francisco Bay Area, the fight to #StopOilTrains just became national. Tuesday night, after four nights of public hearings, the Benicia City Council voted to delay their final... Read more
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The Tampa Tribune
Commissioners unanimously support proposed projects for Go Hillsboroughwas illustrated by Commissioner Sandy Murman, an avowed opponent of the tax who
Commissioners unanimously support proposed projects for Go Hillsborough
The Tampa Tribune / Posted 15 days ago
was illustrated by Commissioner Sandy Murman, an avowed opponent of the tax who has offered up her own plan to improve transportation with other revenue sources. Murman grilled county administrators about specific projects in south Hillsborough... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Roxas vows faster Clark airport upgradepagematch: 1, sectionmatch: 1 Roxas pointed out that NAIA has reached its capa
Roxas vows faster Clark airport upgrade
Pilipino Star / Posted 15 days ago
pagematch: 1, sectionmatch: 1 Roxas pointed out that NAIA has reached its capacity limit considering that its 440-hectare area is a mere fraction of the 2,000 hectares of Clark. He said NAIA no longer has the space for another runway and the... Read more
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examiner.com
New cruise terminal readies for opening in Nicaraguais completed, there will be space for four or more tender boats. Wider ramps wi
New cruise terminal readies for opening in Nicaragua
examiner.com / Posted 16 days ago
is completed, there will be space for four or more tender boats. Wider ramps will allow guests easier access to reach tour transportation or to visit the four new buildings filled with shops and restaurants. “When fully open, the project will... Read more
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ABC Action News Tampa Bay
We hate tolls, but Tampa Bay Area drivers are paying them more than everreally aggravating,” says Garrett McNamara to ABC Action News. McNamara is par
We hate tolls, but Tampa Bay Area drivers are paying them more than ever
ABC Action News Tampa Bay / Posted 16 days ago
really aggravating,” says Garrett McNamara to ABC Action News. McNamara is part of a growing trend of people in the Tampa Bay area who use a toll road to avoid traffic on regular roads. “If you’re in traffic — unexpected traffic, I should say —... Read more
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The Mercury News
What is copper wire thievery costing taxpayers?And while I'm here, these are all due to thefts of copper wiring. It's costing
What is copper wire thievery costing taxpayers?
The Mercury News / Posted 17 days ago
And while I'm here, these are all due to thefts of copper wiring. It's costing taxpayers a lot. Last month the California Transportation Department approved spending $20 million to repair 570 lights in the Bay Area and install security measures.... Read more
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Boston Globe
MBTA to seek penalties against Amtrak in new contract for commuter rail disruptionswith an Amtrak-owned signal system near South Station delayed or canceled 40 MB
MBTA to seek penalties against Amtrak in new contract for commuter rail disruptions
Boston Globe / Posted 17 days ago
with an Amtrak-owned signal system near South Station delayed or canceled 40 MBTA commuter trains Sunday, the state Transportation Department and the MBTA will pursue fining Amtrak for service disruptions in the future, Transportation... Read more
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The Tampa Tribune
Hillsborough transportation tax draws prominent foes among DemocratsTAMPA — Conservatives are in the vanguard when it comes to rallying opposition
Hillsborough transportation tax draws prominent foes among Democrats
The Tampa Tribune / Posted 17 days ago
TAMPA — Conservatives are in the vanguard when it comes to rallying opposition to local sales tax initiatives for transportation improvements in the Tampa Bay area. But one Tampa businessman says it will be liberal Democrats who play a leading role... Read more
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The Mercury News
Herhold: Throwing VTA under the busstops for passengers on Route 522 in front of Five Wounds Church in San Jose, C
Herhold: Throwing VTA under the bus
The Mercury News / Posted 17 days ago
stops for passengers on Route 522 in front of Five Wounds Church in San Jose, Calif., Monday, Feb. 15, 2016. (Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group) I mention all this because the Valley Transportation Authority is now engaged in a debate about whether... Read more
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The Mercury News
Staggering drop in VTA bus ridership may signal dramatic changesand jobs boom, ridership on buses and light-rail trains has dropped a staggerin
Staggering drop in VTA bus ridership may signal dramatic changes
The Mercury News / Posted 18 days ago
and jobs boom, ridership on buses and light-rail trains has dropped a staggering 23 percent since 2001, forcing the Valley Transportation Authority to consider its biggest shake-up ever in transit service. The decline comes as new BART service... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
‘School choice’ becomes law in Floridabill that Gov. Rick Scott signed into law Thursday. Scott also signed 19 other
‘School choice’ becomes law in Florida
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 20 days ago
bill that Gov. Rick Scott signed into law Thursday. Scott also signed 19 other bills, including the session’s main transportation package and new laws affecting healthcare policy and the Citizens Property Insurance Committee. He also... Read more
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FOX 8 New Orleans
New Orleans gets part of federal grant for ferry servicesNEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Regional Transit Authority in New Orleans is getting $5
New Orleans gets part of federal grant for ferry services
FOX 8 New Orleans / Posted 20 days ago
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Regional Transit Authority in New Orleans is getting $5 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration to help improve passenger ferry services. The RTA will use the funds to replace its... Read more
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J Weekly
Shalom Haifa: S.F. Mayor Ed Lee takes first trip to Israeldifferent from San Francisco.” In many ways, it isn’t. Both Haifa and San Fran
Shalom Haifa: S.F. Mayor Ed Lee takes first trip to Israel
J Weekly / Posted 21 days ago
different from San Francisco.” In many ways, it isn’t. Both Haifa and San Francisco are built on hills that rise above bays, both are hubs of artistic and technological innovation, and both enjoy well-deserved reputations as oases of tolerance... Read more
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San Francisco Chronicle
BART ‘seat hog’ law narrowly wins approvalKeller, who proposed the measure, which was approved by a 5-to-4 vote. The fir
BART ‘seat hog’ law narrowly wins approval
San Francisco Chronicle / Posted 21 days ago
Keller, who proposed the measure, which was approved by a 5-to-4 vote. The first of 775 new BART cars is on its way to the Bay Area, being shipped across the country on a flatbed truck. “I’m not interested in seeing anyone get fined. I’m... Read more
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Business Wire
Transbay Joint Powers Authority Executive Director Maria Ayerdi-Kaplan Announces Retirement From Transbay Program After 18 Years of Dedicated Public ServiceSAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Transbay Joint Powers Authority (TJPA) anno
Transbay Joint Powers Authority Executive Director Maria Ayerdi-Kaplan Announces Retirement From Transbay Program After 18 Years of Dedicated Public Service
Business Wire / Posted 21 days ago
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Transbay Joint Powers Authority (TJPA) announced today that Executive Director Maria Ayerdi-Kaplan will be retiring effective April 30, 2016, from the Transbay Program after 18 years of dedication and numerous... Read more
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The Mercury News
Should a BART ticket come with a seat and not just standing room?driveway a short walk from my office. On a BART train from Oakland to San Fran
Should a BART ticket come with a seat and not just standing room?
The Mercury News / Posted 23 days ago
driveway a short walk from my office. On a BART train from Oakland to San Francisco, March 31, 2016. (Kristopher Skinner/Bay Area News Group)) A Anyone else standing in line on this issue? BART is testing the impact of fewer seats and more... Read more
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Marin Independent Journal
Marin IJ Readers’ Fourm for April 13Drake Blvd. bike bridge is already busy Just a quick note of appreciation for
Marin IJ Readers’ Fourm for April 13
Marin Independent Journal / Posted 23 days ago
Drake Blvd. bike bridge is already busy Just a quick note of appreciation for the Transportation Authority of Marin and the countless others who worked on the new bridge over Sir Francis Drake Boulevard. The lighting and the path itself is... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Transit systems eye Uber, Lyft for savings on the disabled— about 12 percent of total transit operating costs — in 2013, according to the
Transit systems eye Uber, Lyft for savings on the disabled
Inquirier.net / Posted 24 days ago
— about 12 percent of total transit operating costs — in 2013, according to the most recent data from the American Public Transportation Association. The price tag is particularly high in major cities, where agencies struggle with regular service... Read more
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The Mercury News
Oakland coal war: health impact debate heads to Sacramentoto take action. A handful of bills introduced by state Sen. Loni Hancock, D-Oak
Oakland coal war: health impact debate heads to Sacramento
The Mercury News / Posted 24 days ago
to take action. A handful of bills introduced by state Sen. Loni Hancock, D-Oakland, to try to block coal shipments to the Bay Area will get their first airings in Sacramento this week. Environmentalists and some local officials say transporting... Read more
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The Daily Jeffersonian
Garland a court moderate who would frustrate both sidesconservative stalwart Antonin Scalia. But Garland will not necessarily come do
Garland a court moderate who would frustrate both sides
The Daily Jeffersonian / Posted 24 days ago
conservative stalwart Antonin Scalia. But Garland will not necessarily come down with the more liberal justices in every area, particularly on criminal justice issues. An Associated Press review of Garland's record on the U.S. Court of Appeals... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
Garland a court moderate who would frustrate both sidesconservative stalwart Antonin Scalia. But Garland will not necessarily come do
Garland a court moderate who would frustrate both sides
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 25 days ago
conservative stalwart Antonin Scalia. But Garland will not necessarily come down with the more liberal justices in every area, particularly on criminal justice issues. An Associated Press review of Garland's record on the U.S. Court of Appeals... Read more
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Spartanburg Herald-Journal
Garland a court moderate who would frustrate both sidesconservative stalwart Antonin Scalia. But Garland will not necessarily come do
Garland a court moderate who would frustrate both sides
Spartanburg Herald-Journal / Posted 25 days ago
conservative stalwart Antonin Scalia. But Garland will not necessarily come down with the more liberal justices in every area, particularly on criminal justice issues. An Associated Press review of Garland's record on the U.S. Court of Appeals... Read more
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