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Airports Are Taking Off

U.S. News

Air travelers in Denver are treated to a solar-powered, covered parking lot, mini-golf, a nearby wildlife refuge and two on-campus commuter rail lines. In Dallas-Fort Worth, local authorities recently approved plans for a six-story, extended-stay hotel on an existing 32-acre, mixed-use commercial space that already has offices, restaurants and retail shops. In Pittsburgh, private businesses have invested several hundred million dollars for manufacturing, industrial, office and warehouse space on airport property – and aggressive efforts to bring more direct flights to Pittsburgh International Airport are attracting new types of business to this former steel town.


The Hyperloop Will Revolutionize Transportation

Huffington Post - Tech news and opinion

The last century has seen cars that spawned the birth of industrial society, trains that sprawled across the country and connected the coasts, and planes that could traverse hemispheres in a matter of hours. This rapid development and deep-seated desire to be faster and safer has engendered a transportation arms race, and we're the main beneficiaries. The Hyperloop combines the best of both worlds and offers jet-like speeds for the cost of a bus-fare. It looks like 2017 will see some major developments for the storied technology.


Employers Pressure Political Leaders on Detroit-Area Transit

U.S. News

The coalition says metropolitan Detroit lags the nation in public transit and it hurt Detroit's unsuccessful bid for Amazon's second headquarters. The employers say "voters deserve an opportunity to determine the future of the region."


3 Men Charged, 3 Still Sought, in Attack on Light Rail Rider

U.S. News

St. Louis County prosecutors filed charges Friday that accuse 23-year-old Jahma Swanigan, 23-year-old Jody Dale and 31-year-old Eddie Price of attacking a man on a MetroLink train on Monday as the train was near the University of Missouri-St. Authorities say the men struck the victim with their knees, punched him, and slammed him to the floor.


Group Pushes to Stop South Phoenix Light Rail Expansion

U.S. News

Critics say the new line will hurt businesses along the planned route by removing car lanes and diminishing their customer base. The group also says the extension will bring crime to their neighborhoods.