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Could trains running from New York to Washington or Boston reach 220 mph? READ ARTICLE
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Transit, with its gorgeous temple-like terminals in the last century, led the way in establishing what we call around here the transportation experience, the anticipation and thrill of travel bonded to beautiful, safe and efficient facilities. READ ARTICLE
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All Aboard Florida's proposed passenger rail would impact 128 to 165 acres of wetlands and surface waters within or near the proposed rail, according to a federal permit application notice. READ ARTICLE
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Voters in suburban Atlanta's Clayton County voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to join the city's Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) system in the first jurisdictional expansion in the agency's more than 40 year history. READ ARTICLE
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AUSTIN (KXAN) - Voters in Austin defeated the transportation bond that would have set the stage for a billion-dollar light rail project and improvements to local roads. READ ARTICLE
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Now that Halloween is over, many people's thoughts are already turning to Christmas. READ ARTICLE
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CLEVELAND - Voters in this city of almost 400,000 have made it overwhelmingly clear: They don't want traffic cameras ticketing drivers here. READ ARTICLE
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It is one of those topics about which many, perhaps most, have made up their minds, and those minds are often in complete opposition to all the other minds. READ ARTICLE
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Is there a mode with more unconverted capacity than passenger rail? READ ARTICLE
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The Federal Highway Administration has given CSX Transportation clearance to rebuild an aging rail tunnel in Southeast Washington. READ ARTICLE
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Design visualization has proved an increasingly important tool in planning and community outreach on both the public and the private side and like so many things on the technology side of the world, once in place it just keeps on giving. READ ARTICLE
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Technology is advancing along all the modes. READ ARTICLE
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The TranSystems team has won the American Council of Engineering Companies' (ACEC) Grand Conceptor Award for their work on the Wacker Drive and Congress Parkway Reconstruction project for the City of Chicago. READ ARTICLE
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Here in the design world the ENR Top 500 Design Firm Survey is a perennial scorekeeper in the industry, and we always look forward to it and read it with pleasure. READ ARTICLE
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Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President Charles Evans said the best time for infrastructure investment is when borrowing costs are low and unemployment high and that economists agree such spending can boost incomes. READ ARTICLE
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While officials working on a proposed high-speed railroad connecting Houston and Dallas touted the promise of a 90-minute trip between the state's largest metropolitan regions, the reaction among attendees at a public "scoping meeting" last week was decidedly mixed. READ ARTICLE
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There are fine people adept enough at charting to add a note to an existing chart showing the exact date of this or that event. READ ARTICLE
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This would be among the key questions as this interesting sector of the transportation economy emerges and slowly but surely takes shape. READ ARTICLE
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In the last decade, about half of the 1,000 miles that have been added to the nation's interstate highway system are tolled, said Robert Puentes of The Brookings Institution on "The Diane Rehm Show." READ ARTICLE
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It's hard to disaggregate the design professional's deliverable, and who'd want to in the first place? READ ARTICLE
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Massachusetts voters eliminated part of a 2013 transportation law designed to help gas tax revenues keep up with inflation. READ ARTICLE
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With raising fuel taxes anathema to both political parties on Capitol Hill, experts believe the 114th Congress being formed in today's election may rely on a "patchwork" of revenue-generating methods to restock the dwindling coffers of the highway trust fund (HTF). READ ARTICLE
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Every divide in the American conversation along the fiscal front is being played out in transportation on a smaller scale; that at least is the hypothesis, let us test it. READ ARTICLE
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Currently, states can put in new tolled lanes on existing national transportation assets (highways, bridges, tunnels) as long as a like number of lanes remain untolled, with the proceeds going towards the maintenance and repair of the entire stretch, but that is about it. READ ARTICLE
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Things are slowing down at the U.S.'s largest oil-import hub. READ ARTICLE
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Oil-sands crude will supply Gulf Coast refineries regardless of how President Barack Obama rules on the Keystone XL pipeline, Alberta Premier Jim Prentice said. READ ARTICLE
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Forget the headlines and the hysteria. READ ARTICLE
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Shippers this season are dealing with situations that we really haven't seen since the early 2000's. READ ARTICLE
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LONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - As Ebola persists in West Africa, shipping lines and traders are tweaking their contracts to protect themselves if the disease puts crews at risk of infection or prevents vessels calling at affected ports. READ ARTICLE
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Disagreements the International Longshore & Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Northwest ports over union contracts have resulted in slowdowns in the loading of cargo at the Ports of Tacoma and Seattle. READ ARTICLE
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Officials with the Ohio River Bridges Project have launched a series of two-minute videos to let the public get an up-close view of the work that is ongoing for the downtown portion of the project. READ ARTICLE
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We will be losing something special, something uniquely American, if we all know where we're going all the time READ ARTICLE
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The Highway Trust Fund that pays for America's roads narrowly avoided bankruptcy this summer, but it's already in trouble again. READ ARTICLE
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It's happened to all of us. READ ARTICLE
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Bridj is a service that seeks to link bus (or shuttle) demand and supply via smartphones and algorithms. READ ARTICLE
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By way of increased supply via the renaissance in exploration and extraction in the US, a broad global slowdown in commercial activity worldwide which is driving down demand, and great sloshing supplies of the commodity coming onto the market from the likes of Nigeria and other countries whose sovereign budgets rely on oil revenue, the two costs of crude are being driven down. READ ARTICLE
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The number of stakeholders in the aviation sector is high, let us count them. READ ARTICLE
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Texas voters approved an amendment Tuesday to increase state transportation spending by $1.2 billion to $1.7 billion a year. READ ARTICLE
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There must be somebody - somewhere - who is sorry to see the election season end. READ ARTICLE
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Rather than bask in a big election win Tuesday, supporters of a state transportation funding plan looked ahead to the tough job of finding more sources of highway spending. READ ARTICLE
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Things to Watch over the Next Two Months READ ARTICLE
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What's moving the matrix? Latest ISM Data and the US Economy READ ARTICLE
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What's moving the matrix? Retail Outlook and Challenges Getting Merchandise READ ARTICLE
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There was a commercial not long ago that showed a repairman knocking on a door. READ ARTICLE
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DALLAS -- More than $10 billion of water and transportation infrastructure proposals are on state and local ballots Tuesday, even as new money debt issues by states stays below average. READ ARTICLE
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Seattle Mayor Ed Murray said he expects to have more buses rolling on city streets by June, after voters favored a measure to boost sales taxes by 0.1 percent and impose a $60 annual car-tab fee. READ ARTICLE
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DALLAS - At 32,000 feet, somewhere over Arkansas, Southwest Airlines hosted something it hasn't done in nearly a decade - and something that it has never been able to do on a longer flight out of Dallas Love Field. READ ARTICLE
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Many people don't understand what Alibaba is or how it might affect the world of global commerce. READ ARTICLE
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In truth the shipping container is one of the marvels of the modern world. READ ARTICLE
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