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Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Transit & development news in Flagpole

This week's Flagpole Magazine has a slew of articles about transportation-related issues:

Sewer & Sprawl
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People he’s talked to are “desperately concerned about development pressures on that area of town,” he said, especially traffic congestion
Improvements Come: But is The Bus Getting Somewhere?
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Also, "Holes in the Road":
There’s no question that an agency as large and tradition-bound as DOT could benefit from an organizational shakeup. If it saves some of our taxpayer dollars, so much the better. But it may be that the departmental problems are being exaggerated a little for the benefit of people who have their own agendas.