Now that HSR is on its way to reality in Florida, we thought you might want to check out these links relating to the ongoing work building Florida’s Future in High Speed Rail. As many know ex-governor Bush stalled high speed rail until governor Christ revived the plans submitted to the federal government and received funding for Phase I Tampa-Orlando.
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- Georgia Cracking Down on Fast-Lane 'Slow-Pokes' February 27, 2014A new bill approved by the state of Georgia's House of Representatives makes it illegal to remain in the fast lane when a slower vehicle approaches from behind.
- Strange Bedfellows: Germs and Architecture February 27, 2014A study from the University of Oregon has laid the foundation for a new level of architectural outcome: how the materials of buildings can facilitate healthy kinds of bacteria while managing the pernicious sort.
- Ambitious Open Space Proposal for Silicon Valley February 27, 2014The board of the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District, based in Los Altos, CA, is considering a $300 million bond measure for the June ballot that would expand access to 62,167 acres of open space.
- New Urban Math February 27, 2014To forge a coalition for urban places, let’s start by trumpeting an important fact: The value of cities and towns transcends simple arithmetic.
- Ranking America's Safest Suburbs February 27, 2014Movoto Real Estate figured it was time to see just which suburbs can still claim to be safer than their big city neighbors.
- Obama Pitching $300 Billion Plan to Fix Nation’s Roads, Bridges February 26, 2014The White House announced its intentions to propose a $300 billion plan to “address the funding crisis facing our surface transportation programs and to increase infrastructure investment.”
- Lesson in Reduced Expectations: Dallas’ Trinity Lakes Plan February 26, 2014Like so many visionary plans for the restoration of public space, Dallas’ original intentions for the Trinity Lakes plan might have been “just a bunch of pretty pictures.”
- Two Energy States Take Opposite Approaches Toward Regulation February 26, 2014PBS NewsHour reports on a new study that shows a lack of air quality regulations on fracking in the Texas Eagle Ford Shale play. NPR looks at new rules developed by regulators in Colorado, the first in the nation to restrict methane emissions.
- Seattle's Growth Patterns Buck Century-Long Trend February 26, 2014According to Census data, the city of Seattle's population is growing faster than its King County suburbs—for the first time since 1910.
- Why 'Google Buses' Are Bad for Cities February 26, 2014Tech buses deployed by companies like Google and Apple bring the benefit of more collective transportation. But there's an underlying dark side to these services that must be discussed.
- Georgia Cracking Down on Fast-Lane 'Slow-Pokes' February 27, 2014