Recent Streetsblog USA posts about West Virginia

How to Repair a Parking Crater in Three Steps

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[Before we started up the bracket for this year’s Parking Madness tournament, I got in touch with Donald Shoup, who literally wrote the book on parking reform, and asked him to pick the worst parking crater in the field of 16. Here’s his response, packaged with some advice for cities that have a parking crater problem. — Angie Schmitt] All the entries […]

Parking Madness Final Four: Syracuse vs. Parkersburg

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Only the ugliest, most wasteful parking craters are still in the running, as the Parking Madness Final Four winnows down to two finalists after this match. The winner will take on Camden, which narrowly defeated Fort Worth, for a chance at the Golden Crater, eternal shame, and, we hope, some good awareness-raising opportunities for local advocates. So far your […]

Parking Madness Elite Eight: Parkersburg vs. Amarillo

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There’s just one spot left in the Final Four of Parking Madness, and it’s going either to Parkersburg, West Virginia, or Amarillo, Texas. Gaze upon on these sad city spaces and despair. Then vote to decide who should stay in the running for the Golden Crater. Parkersburg, West Virginia This small Appalachian city overcame a parking […]

In West Virginia, T&I Committee Kicks Off Field Hearings on Long-term Bill

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Before crafting their $556 billion transportation proposal, Obama administration officials toured the country, holding a series of listening sessions to hear what people wanted in a long-term transportation bill. Now, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee is doing the same thing — but don’t expect committee Republicans to come to the same conclusions as the […]

Transpo Committee Adds Southern Locations to Field Hearing Schedule

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The T&I Committee has fleshed out the schedule of its nationwide tour to solicit input on transportation issues. The tour is an opportunity for lawmakers to hear what communities around the country would like to see in a new transportation authorization bill. Since we published the first, tentative schedule last week, the committee has added several […]