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Joel Judd | Posted 11.16.2015 | Denver
Joel Judd

In 1979 I bought a small 1893 brick bungalow in North Denver a few blocks north of Mile High Stadium. Though the neighborhood was a little rough, it h...

The Efficient, Stupid Market for Nuclear Electricity

Llewellyn King | Posted 09.16.2015 | Green
Llewellyn King

When President Obama goes to Paris to plead with the world for action on climate change in December, the market will be undercutting him at home, as more and more electricity is being generated by natural gas for no better reason than it's cheap.

A Streetcar Named Deception

Lawrence J. Hanley | Posted 03.10.2015 | Politics
Lawrence J. Hanley

Bright, shiny, new streetcars that convey "choice riders" around town are typically seen as a boon in any urban area. But the truth is that today's streetcars are making transit worse. It's time that municipal governments face up to the theft of public transit resources that the new streetcar lines really are.

Enchantment in New Orleans; Love for NYC

Cody Lyon | Posted 04.05.2014 | New York
Cody Lyon

Oysters on the half shell at Felix's were plump, sweet and salty. Felix's, a Restaurant and Oyster Bar,on Iberia St. in New Orleans was packed on a recent Saturday night, and the shuckers were busy, the line to get in stretched down a French Quarter half block.

Cities Turn to Streetcars

Stateline | Daniel C. Vock | Posted 11.08.2013 | Business

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

Jackson Avenue Heats Up Near The Port Of New Orleans

Susan Buchanan | Posted 07.19.2013 | Business
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the May 20, 2013 edition.) New Orleans resident Barbara Risin has lived in the first block ...

Baby Boomer Time Capsule: October 29 - 31

Jane Minogue | Posted 01.02.2013 | Fifty
Jane Minogue

On October 29, 1956, The Huntley-Brinkley Report began on NBC and revolutionized television news.

Crowdfunding Civic Infrastructure? The Next Big Thing

Jason Grill | Posted 07.09.2012 | Business
Jason Grill

A group of high-tech entrepreneurs in Kansas City, Mo., witnessed the success of Kickstarter and websites like the Million Dollar Homepage and decided -- why can't we do this with civic projects?

Matt Sledge

Detroit Dumps Light Rail Plan For Streetcar | Matt Sledge | Posted 01.09.2012 | Detroit

Detroit's proposed light rail system -- back from the grave more times than a character on As The World Turns -- would be revived as a shorter, 3.4-mi...

Streetcar Setback: 11th Street Bridge To Be Built Without Tracks

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.06.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- A critical link for the District of Columbia's future streetcar network will be built without rails necessary to run trolley vehicles. A...

Post-Katrina Rebuilding Includes Wider, Greener Transit Options

Susan Buchanan | Posted 09.18.2011 | Green
Susan Buchanan

New Orleans business and community leaders have argued that an intercity rail line would benefit the region economically and culturally, and would be another way for New Orleans residents to head north when hurricanes approach.

How Would You Spend Your Denver Police Brutality Settlement?

The Denver Diatribe | Posted 08.27.2011 | Denver
The Denver Diatribe

The Denver City Council approved two more payouts to settle police brutality lawsuits last week. This got us thinking: what would we spend our cash money settlement on?

Getting the Masses to Ride Mass Transit in LA

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

With so many viable, desirable and thoughtful mass transit options out there let's keep plugging away on the good ones. I want more bus rapid transit and the Subway to the Sea along Wilshire.

Funding a Desire Named Streetcar | Colin Miner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The federal government has delivered on its promise to provide Portland with $75 million for a major streetcar extension. The funds represent redouble...