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Residents excited for CTfastrak busway to open

Erica Schmitt | Newington Town Crier

If the turnout at the town’s CTfastrak open house Monday night was any indication, Newington residents are anxious for the busway to open this coming March. 163 more words


Public Transportation and the Path Dependency of Virginia Highway Investments

Kevin DeGood | Center for American Progress

Major public transportation investments can be transformative—reshaping communities, spurring economic development, and improving mobility. The new Metro Silver Line in Northern Virginia, which is an extension of the existing Washington, D.C., subway system, represents a major investment that will reshape the region for decades to come. 174 more words



An ambitious 1£ bn redevelopment project for Dundee’s waterfront, including a V&A museum by Kengo Kuma, is underway. The city council website for the project states that ‘[t]he £1 billion transformation of Dundee city waterfront, which encompasses 240 hectares of development land stretching 8km along the River Tay, is a strategic, focussed and forward-looking 30 year project (2001-2031) that is propelling the city to international acclaim. 31 more words


Why Illegal Drug Money Doesn't Promote Economic Growth

Original post date: August 21, 2013
Article by: Sam Staley

Sandra Avila Beltran, the woman he reached the pinnacle of the Colombian-Mexican drug cartel as the “Queen of the Pacific,” has been extradited back to Mexico. 837 more words

Urban Development

Seattle invests $22 million in affordable housing

Jason Kelly | Washington RealEstateRama

Today Mayor Ed Murray announced $22 million for the development and preservation of affordable housing in Seattle. The long-term loans through the Office of Housing will support the City’s priorities of reducing homelessness, supporting transit-oriented development and providing options for families of all incomes to live in Seattle. 109 more words


Fund for affordable housing in transit-oriented developments to expand beyond Denver

Molly Armbrister | Denver Business Journal

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock and other dignitaries gathered Tuesday to launch an expansion of the Denver Transit-Oriented Development Fund for affordable homes, a $24 million endeavor. 140 more words


Uber's expansion in China has been near-flawless—except it may be too late

Baidu, China’s dominant search engine, today confirmed a strategic investment in Uber, the US-based on-demand car app that launched in China earlier this year. In addition to an undisclosed financial investment, Uber will be promoted on Baidu’s maps and mobile search products, and will presumably also benefit from Baidu’s political connections within China—a resource that is crucial for any internet company operating on the mainland. 466 more words