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EPA and HUD Make Big Investments in Sustainable Development

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The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are making significant progress on their joint effort, with the U.S. DOT, to connect cleaner transportation options with affordable  housing and denser urban development. A future commuter rail station along Boston’s Fairmount Line, one of five areas selected for EPA sustainable […]

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NTSB Chair Emerges as Frontrunner for Transpo Secretary (CSM, The Hill) Creator of Dream High-Speed Rail Map Defends Vision (Guardian) EPA Report: How Smart Growth Can Apply to Low-Income, Minority, and Tribal Communities LaHood Bemoans State of Infrastructure With Diane Rehm (The Hill) Pittsburgh-Post Gazette Tries to Work Out the Costs of Corbett’s Plan Minneapolis […]

Livability: A Small Town Value

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Davidson, North Carolina, population 7,100, isn’t the kind of global metropolis that is normally looked to as a cutting-edge example of sustainable transportation planning. By making new development walkable and bikeable, Davidson, North Carolina preserved its small town character as it grew. Photo: U.S. EPA But a new series from Transportation for America holds up […]

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As U.N. Envoy, Bloomberg Stresses Cities’ Role in Climate Progress (Reuters, Guardian) Obama Taps D.C. Planning Director Tregoning for HUD (WaPo) Shuster Favors Mileage Tax for Highway Bill (Bloomberg) …While LaHood Continues to Push for Gas Tax (HuffPo) High-Speed Rail Contracts Could Create 28,000 New American Jobs (The Hill) EPA Honors Seven Smart-Growth Initiatives (AP, ENews Park […]

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Road Builders Ratchet Up Pressure on Congress (Politico) EPA Punts on Release of New Auto Emission Standards (The Hill) Air Pollution Kills Millions of People Each Year (USA Today) Brace Yourself: More Pain on the Horizon for Cities (NYT) Utah Mulls Transit-Oriented Growth (Salt Lake Tribune) Meanwhile, New Jersey Has Second Thoughts About Smart Growth (NJ […]

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Are Big Brother Fears Valid for Mileage Tax? (Politico) Engineering News-Record Chats with LaHood VA Senate Deadlocks on McDonnell’s Kill-the-Gas-Tax Bill (WaPo, Loudon Times-Mirror) …While Corbett Calls for 5-Cent Increase for PA (Inquirer, PennLive) Slate, Transpo Nation Look at TTI Urban Mobility Findings Study: Transit Users Get More Exercise (UPI) Green Lane Project Appreciates Ed […]