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July 31, 2014

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July 30, 2014

In Fight for Urban Street and Curbside Space, Can Pricing Create Peace?

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People order food from the BBQ Bus food truck during lunch at Farragut Square in Washington, D.C., in August 2013. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

A thriving city with new restaurants and other businesses has a healthy surge of revenue, but there’s one constraint the transportation manager or mayor can do little about: space on the roads and at curbsides.

“Our biggest challenge would certainly be use of right of way or space,” said Larry Marcus, the Transportation and Engineering Bureau Chief for Arlington County, Va., at a transportation data panel this week sponsored by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation.

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June 26, 2014

Tech Evangelists Hit the Hill to Showcase Transportation Inventions

Cars talking to nearby cars to avert accidents, cars sending collision avoidance warnings to pedestrians’ cell phones, and traffic signals adjusting their sequencing in real time to respond to surges in bicycle traffic — those were a few of the technology-enabled ideas displayed at Wednesday night’s Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITSA) showcase at the Cannon House Office Building.

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June 17, 2014

Walkability/Economic-Development Study Ranks Phoenix, Orlando at Bottom

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New homes at the Pulte Homes Fireside at Norterra-Skyline housing development in Phoenix in March of last year. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

If you don’t mind the hot sun, you could go for a walk in Phoenix and Orlando instead of driving, but right now those two cities rank at the bottom of the nation’s 30 largest metro areas for “walkable urbanism.”

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