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Another Sign of US Manufacturing Revival?  Converting Trails back to Rails in Michigan

Another Sign of US Manufacturing Revival? Converting Trails back to Rails in Michigan

The revival of manufacturing in a small town in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan has had an unusual ripple effect.  This from the Detroit Free Press: Michigan leads the nation in the miles of recreational trails converted from abandoned railroad tracks. But come August, the 2,653 miles of trails will shrink by almost two miles […]

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Maryland is “Fast Tracking” Transit-Oriented Development

Maryland is “Fast Tracking” Transit-Oriented Development

The Washington Post recently reported that Maryland is looking to knock a least a year of the time for getting  approvals for transit-oriented development (TOD) in Prince George’s County, Maryland: Luring new jobs and businesses has been one of County Executive Rushern L. Baker III’s top priorities as he tries to expand the county’s commercial […]

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Highway Deconstruction & Quality of Life

Highway Deconstruction & Quality of Life

The City Fix highlights an interesting approach to improving the quality of urban life: The famed U.S. intellectual Lewis Mumford once said, “Forget the damned motor car and build the cities for lovers and friends.” The recently released report on freeway removal from by the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy and EMBARQ (the producer […]

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On the road this week. . .

On the road this week. . .

. . . part of the glamorous life of a consultant.  So it will probably be a light week for posts.  You can still follow us on Twitter.

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Chart of the Day:  The Incredible Shrinking Amtrak

Chart of the Day: The Incredible Shrinking Amtrak

Ever wonder why (even in a time of rising fuel prices) no one takes the train?  This visual from Fast Company shows the decline of rail passenger service over the past 50 years.  As the article points out, there is potential for reliable train service to replace some short-haul plane service and relieve the congestion […]

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