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By Barbara McCann / On October 28th, 2013

The stories of success keep rolling in. Portland Maine turned summer maintenance projects into Complete Streets improvement opportunities. Detroit’s Woodward Avenue will be redesigned as a major transit corridor, while Lansing has received the state’s...

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By John Renne / On May 31st, 2013

When Ray LaHood was nominated by President Obama in December 2008, few transportation professionals knew much about the Republican Congressman from Illinois.  However, in just four and a half years, Secretary LaHood’s efforts in redirecting USDOT’s...

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By Admin / On March 29th, 2013

Fresh off a great book-launch event at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and a nice post about...

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By Admin / On October 26th, 2012

  Courtney Lix, Assistant Editor, on DC's latest effort to improve cycling infrastructure for commuters like her.

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By Darrin Nordahl / On April 18th, 2012

There will be many accolades bestowed upon Los Angeles at this year’s American Planning Association conference. And no doubt many of them will be reserved for L.A.’s forward-thinking transportation policies; well deserved, since public transit generally...

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By Admin / On September 15th, 2010

Animals and cars don't go well together. Increasingly, wildlife crossings are coming into focus for many transportation departments across the country. The California Roadkill...

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By Jay Inslee / On October 28th, 2009

When it comes to a love affair with a car, Americans want to know one thing – how fast can it go? That is why America is soon going to fall in love all over again, just like it did for the Mustang, the GTO, and the Shelby Cobra’s pedal but this time it...