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Tag: Detroit

Transportation roundup 3/25/15

Transportation roundup 3/25/15

| March 25, 2015

Streets & Highways Distractions responsible for nearly 6 in 10 teen-driving car accidents // Autoblog US drivers cover 3 trillion miles in 2014, almost half of drivers are 50+ years old // Autoblog The Cost Of Bad Urban Design: $1 Trillion A Year // Co.Design MTA’s toll-lane project may be a victim of its own success // LA Times […]

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U.S. car manufacturing set to surpass 2000 peak

U.S. car manufacturing set to surpass 2000 peak

| February 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

Car production in North America is thriving, with U.S. car exports exceeding a staggering two million. As AutoBlog reports, 2014’s numbers are “just shy” of the record set in 2000. Last year, U.S. factories exported 2.1 million cars, the highest number in history, with around 50% of the exports going to Mexico and Canada, and […]

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Transportation roundup 10/29/14

Transportation roundup 10/29/14

| October 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Trust us: the Westminster neighborhood in London is nowhere you want to park. It’s full of throngs of tourists, one-way streets, and tight security that can lead to annoying delays. It’s also an ideal place to test out SmartPark, an RFID system that will update participating drivers on vacancies in realtime, relying on RFID and […]

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Detroit’s municipal parking system in disarray

Detroit’s municipal parking system in disarray

| October 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Detroit’s municipal parking department is under fire for mismanaging Park-Rite Detroit, the entity that operated the city’s lots and garages, for offenses including poor or lacking record-keeping, dubious expenses, and comingling of funds, according to CBS Detroit. The recent independent audit undertaken by the city’s inspector general has not yet been publicly released, but was […]

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SimCity for pros? Transitmix fosters fantasy transportation

SimCity for pros? Transitmix fosters fantasy transportation

| October 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

You’ve heard of fantasy football. But for urban planning junkies like ourselves, what could be more thrill-inducing than fantasy transportation? A new mapping tool, Transitmix, provides exactly that. Particularly useful for urban planners – but open to all transport aficionados — Transitmix allows users to create bus routes across certain cities by clicking on different […]

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Michigan Theater: Beat-up landmark or world’s most opulent parking lot?

Michigan Theater: Beat-up landmark or world’s most opulent parking lot?

| August 20, 2014

Described in the press as “a jewel” and “the world’s finest” during its heyday, the fall of the Michigan Theater in Detriot is indicative of the city’s decline from a prosperous car manufacturing hub to a struggling economy. The derelict theater that once made headlines for its opulence and magnificence – and was built atop […]

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Study: Publicly owned parking reduces city revenue

Study: Publicly owned parking reduces city revenue

| April 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Forthcoming studies from researchers at the University of Connecticut (UConn) reveal that some car-centric cities are losing out on revenue by using publicly owned land for parking rather than other, more lucrative alternatives. One study looked at six cities—Arlington, VA; Berkeley, CA; Cambridge, MA; Hartford, CT; Lowell, MS; and New Haven, CT—between 1960 and 2000 […]

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Detroit seeks to raise parking fines

Detroit seeks to raise parking fines

| March 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Leaders of bankrupt Detroit haven’t found many ways to fill its empty coffers, but consultants hired to restructure the local government have identified at least one option that could raise an additional $6 million annually for the city: increasing its parking fines. Currently, drivers can be cited parking tickets of $20, $30, or $100, with […]

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