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Identifying the most desirable communities in America

Identifying the most desirable communities in America

| June 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

What’s the most desirable community in the U.S.? In a recent study titled “Driving to Opportunity: Local Rents, Wages, Commuting, and Sub-Metropolitan Quality of Life,” researchers investigated differences in local rents, pay, commuting costs, household characteristics and amenities in nearly 2,100 areas within metro areas throughout the U.S., creating an index based on “willingness-to-pay,” which “indicates the quality […]

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Housing costs depriving U.S. economy of billions

Housing costs depriving U.S. economy of billions

| May 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

Regulations on new housing — and the resulting shortfall in supply — are costing the U.S. economy billions each year. How? A new study, “Why Do Cities Matter? Local Growth and Aggregate Growth” by Chang-Tai Hsieh of the University of Chicago and Enrico Moretti of UC Berkeley, finds that income disparity in metro areas is […]

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Transportation roundup 2/5/15

Transportation roundup 2/5/15

| February 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

Streets & Highways News/other: Metro-North Train Hits S.U.V. in Railroad’s Deadliest Accident // New York Times After Metro-North Train Crash, Investigators Piece Through ‘Utter Chaos’ // New York Times Investigation Underway in Metro-North Train Crash // New York Times What to Do if Your Car Is Stuck on the Train Tracks // New York Times Metro-North Crash Brings New […]

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How plumbers, the UPS, and people of color benefit from the NYPD’s slowdown

How plumbers, the UPS, and people of color benefit from the NYPD’s slowdown

| January 8, 2015

New York is nearing on the second month of one of the greatest law enforcement experiments in recent memory: what happens if police stop enforcing the law? Since the NYPD’s slowdown began in the wake of the Liu and Ramos shooting – which police union chief Lynch blamed on the Mayor’s comments on race and law enforcement – courts have […]

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New York to make parking ticket payment less painful

New York to make parking ticket payment less painful

| January 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

Getting a parking ticket is a pain anywhere you drive, but, in New York City, paying for it can be a particular hassle. That city’s drivers rack up between 8 to 10 million parking tickets yearly, which adds up to between $550 to $600 million in revenue. Now, reports Engadget, New York City is attempting […]

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How Amtrak is conquering the East Coast

How Amtrak is conquering the East Coast

| December 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

‘Tis the season for travel. With the trifecta of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Eve, Americans are busy shuttling between the country’s major cities to visit friends and family — and trying to save time in the doing. Some interesting research from the University Transportation Research Center at CCNY show that train travel is outpacing […]

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Transportation roundup 11/24/14

Transportation roundup 11/24/14

| November 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Incredibly sweet data visualization on taxi cab trips into New York from LaGuardia and John F. Kennedy International Airports. It’s not that hard to pimp your commute out a little bit! Rochester, New York has added cheap cubical seats to bus stops, apparently making residents happy. SFGate argues, rightly, that charging for accessible parking is […]

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Transportation roundup 11/19/14

Transportation roundup 11/19/14

| November 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Technology Review published another in a series of articles penned in advance praise of V2V communication lately. Simply relaying velocity and speed can help reduce accidents, but one concern is uptake – the technology is unlikely to be required anytime soon, and like any network technology, V2V will be less useful until it’s ubiquitous. Transportation […]

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Vision Zero for cities symposium tackles traffic safety

Vision Zero for cities symposium tackles traffic safety

| November 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Last week in Brooklyn, advocacy group Transportation Alternatives held the Vision Zero For Cities Symposium, a panel on Vision Zero, New York City’s movement to reduce traffic injuries to zero with the guiding principle that “No human being should be killed or seriously injured in traffic.” The event included leaders from the NYC Department of Transportation, […]

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Remembering victims of traffic accidents worldwide

Remembering victims of traffic accidents worldwide

| November 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

On Sunday, November 16, all member countries will celebrate the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims, an effort led by the United Nations (UN). In Greece, the SOS Road Crimes group is asking participants to gather and bring well-worn shoes to remind others of “the traveler and his unfulfilled desires.” In London, the Brahma […]

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Transportation roundup 11/12/14

Transportation roundup 11/12/14

| November 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Since a rash of pedestrian-killing accidents involving distracted cyclists, New York City lawmakers have been intent on banning cell phone use while biking. Oh, wait, all those accidents never happened? I guess it was just a slow day in city council. Anyway, if Mark Treyger gets his way, the ban is on. Bike activists are irritated, the […]

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