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In The Public Interest: More Jobs for the Same Money

Phineas Baxandall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Phineas Baxandall

With almost one in ten Americans currently unemployed, local governments have a special obligation to create jobs. To that end, they also have an ob...

A New "American System"?

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

It will be ironic if the city that gave us the freeway is the same one that shows us the path toward a much-needed new American Plan -- one that gets us Beyond Oil.

Go Below the Surface to See the Real Eco-Disaster from the Gulf Oil Spill

Wendy Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wendy Gordon

Consensus is building that we need to break our addiction to oil at home through individual action as well as by moving forward with government reform

Public Goods and the Public Goods

Max Fraad Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Max Fraad Wolff

Students of economic history know that public goods create ties that bind citizens to each other and to the broader society. This is even more essential than the goods and services produced.

The MudRoom: Aaron Woolf on How to Rev up Urban Renewal

Kerry Trueman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kerry Trueman

Join me and King Corn director Aaron Woolf tonight for a live 30-minute webcast at 8pm EST.

What I Learned Going Home on the Number Seven Bus

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Reese Schonfeld

What do I learn in 15 minutes on the number 7 bus between 50th St. and 66th St.?

Cities' Devastating Cuts to Education and Transit Highlight the Need for the Local Jobs for America Act

Amy Traub | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amy Traub

Looking at the national economic statistics, you might be able to persuade yourself that the recession is over. But observing local communities - nei...

9 Of The World's Best Subways (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Travis Walter Donovan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Metros are high capacity, high frequency, urban electric transport railway systems. Also known as the subway, underground, and tube, they are disting...

From a Benz to the Bus

Jennifer Ketcham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Jennifer Ketcham

Nine months after leaving the adult industry, I realized I had to give up my true love. During my career as a Porn Star, I'd driven just about every car one could ever wish to drive.

The American Economy and the American Dream

Joe Costello | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Joe Costello

Clayton County, a majority black district abutting Atlanta, is about to have is about to have its public transportation system cancelled, according to a must-read article in the LA Times.

Addressing Transportation Inequity to Keep America Moving

Laura Barrett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Barrett

Transportation inequity leads to the government spending 80 percent of our national transportation budget on highways and only 20 percent on transit. That means massive subsidies for destructive sprawl.

Villaraigosa In D.C. To Lobby For Federal Help On Mass Transit Projects

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will be back in Washington on Thursday to lobby for support for federal help to speed expansion of the region's...

UPDATE: Students March on the MTA Hearings

Michael Gould-Wartofsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michael Gould-Wartofsky

Yesterday, as college students were walking out, teaching in and rallying at universities citywide and nationwide, thousands of local high school stud...

MARTA "Yellow" Train Now "Gold": Atlanta Asian Community Pushed For Change

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

ATLANTA — The "yellow" train line in Atlanta is now going to be called the "gold" line after members of the local Asian community complained tha...

CTA Board To Talk Layoffs

chicagocurrent.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Chicago Transit Board will vote today on whether or not to lay off more employees next year. ...

TWU "Day Of Outrage" Wreaking Havoc On MTA Commuters? Maybe

Huffington Post | Eve Attermann | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

This morning, a downtown-bound 6 Train pulled up slowly to Grand Central Terminal. It was absolutely packed. Even the end cars suffered the crush of p...

Tales From a Bus in Los Angeles

Emily Henry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Emily Henry

Although there have been times that I've pined for the comfortable isolation of a locked car, I've come to believe that experiencing an LA bus ride is like peeking into the guts of the city.

Ticket To Ride Exclusive Metra Car: $900 A Year (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Riding in a private Metra car may not be as expensive as you think. The Tribune's Richard Wronski reports that Metra's exclusive Car 553, the nation'...

How A Name Can Help Transit's Game

David Abrutyn | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David Abrutyn

New York's Metropolitan Transit Authority presents an idea for helping beleaguered transit systems weather the storm: revenue through corporate naming rights for rail stations.

Maryland Unveils the Mikulski Express

Gov. Martin O'Malley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gov. Martin O'Malley

Starting tonight, Sen. Barbara Mikulski can make her daily commute home from Washington to Baltimore on a locomotive that bears her name: the Senator Barb "Go Green" Express.

A Factory Where Clean Vehicles, Public Transit, and Economic Growth Converge

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Standing in the lot of the hybrid bus company ISE, I felt like the clean vehicle future is no longer off in the distance; it is right around the corner.

Missing the Train on the Recovery Package

Paul Loeb and Deron Lovaas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Paul Loeb and Deron Lovaas

In a problem with both versions of the bill, the highway investment isn't explicitly targeted to repair and maintenance of crumbling roads and bridges.

Gearing Up to Advance the Green Economy

Howard Learner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Howard Learner

The Midwest and Great Plains states can become business and economic winners in growing the new green economy.

Public Transit Use Surges 5.2 Percent In US

AP | SARAH KARUSH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — The nation's public transportation systems logged a 5.2 percent jump in ridership in the second quarter, according to industry figu...

Rosie the Recycler? Posters Aim to Halt Climate Change

Maura Judkis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Maura Judkis

The Green Patriot Posters project is beginning its campaign with a series of bus posters in Cleveland, Ohio, designed by local artist Michael Beirut.