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  • The Highway Was Supposed to Save This City. Can Tearing It Down Fix the Sins of the Past?

    08/07/2019 9:20:53 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    Jalopnik ^ | July 30, 2019 | Aaron Gordon
    Helen Hudson will tell you what the 15th Ward was like when she was a girl. In the 1950s and early ’60s, the Syracuse neighborhood was home to thousands of predominantly black residents who had settled in the growing upstate New York city during and after the Great Migration. Those who remember it, like Hudson, describe it as thriving, self-sufficient community they were proud to call home. “Oh my god, the things we had,” she said recently, her voice softening with the distinct twang of nostalgia. “We had two bowling alleys. We had meat markets.” Charlie Pierce-El will tell you...
  • GDOT ‘conversation’ meeting reviews basics of I-285 toll lanes project

    08/01/2019 10:54:51 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    Reporter Newspapers ^ | May 15, 2019 | Dyana Bagby
    No new or specific details about the I-285 toll lanes project were revealed at a May 15 Georgia Department of Transportation meeting held in Dunwoody, but the state agency did fulfill a requirement to officially close out the “Revive285” project that began in 2006. A future round of public meetings that will include detailed maps of what properties could be taken are expected to occur in early 2020. Dubbed by GDOT as a “conversation” meeting about the planned toll lanes along the top end of I-285, the one held Tuesday afternoon at St. Luke’s Presbyterian Church attracted about 60 people....
  • In Lansing, History Project Honors Memories of a Neighborhood Lost to Highway Construction

    07/07/2019 4:57:57 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    Next City ^ | June 28, 2019 | Emily Nonko
    In 1965, Mary Jane McGuire, her husband Cyril and their three children received a letter from the Michigan State Highway Department. It informed them that their Lansing home, where the family had lived for the past decade, would be demolished to make way for construction of Interstate 496. The letter was followed by an offer of federal dollars to purchase their property, a number the McGuires felt was far below its actual value. The couple’s initial refusal to accept the offer meant they were one of the final families of their African-American neighborhood to be displaced for construction of the...
  • Howe Bridge construction heats up

    07/07/2019 4:48:57 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 2 replies
    Crain's Detroit Business ^ | July 7, 2019 | Chad Livengood
    The small industrial buildings and blighted homes that once dotted the landscape of Detroit's Delray neighborhood are gone for good as demolition and site-cleaning work for the Gordie Howe International Bridge is in full swing this summer. The long-anticipated bridge construction project is starting to take shape on the Michigan side of the Detroit River, as cranes have been working along the riverfront in recent weeks. The cranes were drilling test shafts into the ground that will determine the final design of the new span and its towers rivaling Detroit's 73-story Renaissance Center, said Aaron Epstein, CEO of Bridging North...
  • The Interstate Is Crumbling. Try Fixing the Section Used by 200,000 Vehicles a Day.

    06/22/2019 3:43:56 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 33 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | May 28, 2019 | Arian Campo-Flores and Paul Overberg
    ORLANDO, Fla.—The state dubbed it the I-4 Ultimate for its grand scope. For some here, it’s more like the ultimate headache. A reconstruction of 21 miles of congested interstate highway through the heart of Orlando will build or rebuild 140 bridges, redesign 15 interchanges, move exits and add new toll lanes, in a $2.3 billion project to smooth traffic through one of the nation’s fastest-growing cities. Dense cities have grown up around the aging freeways, hemming them in so that expensive engineering feats are needed to do work on them. Yet work is often unavoidable. I-4, for instance, was built...
  • High-speed rail route took land from farmers. The money they’re owed hasn’t arrived ( California)

    06/11/2019 4:29:27 AM PDT · by george76 · 45 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | JUN 10, 2019 | Ralph Vartabedian
    John Diepersloot squinted under a bright Central Valley sun, pointing to the damage to his fruit orchard that came with the California bullet train. He lost 70 acres of prime land. Rail contractors left mounds of rubble along his neat rows. Irrigation hoses are askew. A sophisticated canopy system for a kiwi field, supported by massive steel cables, was torn down. But what really irritates Diepersloot is the $250,000 that he paid out of his own pocket for relocating wells, removing trees, building a road and other expenses. “I am out a quarter-million bucks on infrastructure, and they haven’t paid...
  • Beltway, I-270 toll lane plan to move forward next week

    04/29/2019 11:02:46 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    WTOP ^ | April 29, 2019 | Max Smith
    Toll lane plans for parts of the Capital Beltway and Interstate 270 are set to move forward next week, including plans for improvements to the American Legion Bridge. Maryland’s Board of Public Works — Gov. Larry Hogan, Treasurer Nancy Kopp and Comptroller Peter Franchot — is set to formally designate the planned toll lanes as a public-private partnership on May 8 and to support plans for separate phases of construction. Once the public-private partnership designation is approved, the state expects to quickly issue a request for qualifications from private companies so that a short list of the private firms or...
  • Brace yourselves, Marylanders. Your commute could get much worse.

    04/26/2019 12:58:43 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | April 20, 2019 | Editorial Board
    MARYLANDERS STUNNED by rush-hour traffic on the Capital Beltway, brace yourselves: Your commute is on track to get much, much worse. Roughly 30,000 more vehicles will be using Maryland’s portion of the highway each day by 2040, on top of the current 253,000, meaning cars and trucks will creep along at an average speed of 14 mph between Bethesda and College Park — a 10-mile segment that will take 43 minutes. That’s part of the impetus for a bold plan Gov. Larry Hogan (R) has advanced that would add up to four toll lanes to the Beltway and Interstate 270....
  • If Trump’s Border Wall Becomes Reality, Here’s How He Could Easily Get Private Land for It

    03/25/2019 2:24:58 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 48 replies
    MSN ^ | 25 March 2019 | T. Christian Miller
    It’s a fundamental power, laid out in the Fifth Amendment. The government can take your land to build public works... The federal government rarely loses its bid to take land. Under a special procedure, federal officials can file a Declaration of Taking that results in a court granting immediate title to the land. Bulldozers can roll the next day. The only fight, essentially, is over how much money the property owner will receive.
  • Texas Landowners First to Challenge Trump's National Emergency Plan

    02/16/2019 10:35:41 AM PST · by rktman · 69 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 2/15/2019 | Courtney O'Brien
    On Friday, President Trump followed through on his threat to declare a national emergency to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, announcing he had found $8 billion from various government agencies to get it done. He had his share of supporters, like Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), who directed him to do whatever needed to do to get that barrier built. But many others - both liberals and conservatives - were displeased with how he went about it. Just hours after Trump's announcement, three Texas landowners and the Frontera Audubon Society in Texas, an environmental group, became the first folks...
  • Nathan Phillips in anticop music video 2012

    01/26/2019 2:03:50 PM PST · by 68stanger · 13 replies
    old 2012 music video of Nathan Phillips and his son in anti-cop music video
  • President Trump on Eminent Domain and the Border Wall

    01/07/2019 5:45:55 PM PST · by Yosemitest · 20 replies
    C-SPAN ^ | Jan 4, 2019 | Trump
    Right-Click on the link below, select 'open in new window', and watch in in a new window while you read the excerpt of the transcript. President Trump on Eminent Domain and the Border Wall ( 2:15 ) President Trump explained the role that eminent domain would play in the creation of a border wall. He explained the eminent domain process and why the government needs to use it. THE PRESIDENT: ... As far as eminent domain, you’re right, a hundred percent. Eminent domain is very interesting. But without eminent domain, you wouldn’t have any highways, you wouldn’t have any schools,...
  • Archeologists help with Interstate 10 bridge preparations

    01/04/2019 10:57:54 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    Lagniappe ^ | December 26, 2018 | Dale Liesch
    With more than a year left before construction starts, the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) has begun demolition work for the proposed Mobile River bridge and Bayway project. The agency is currently in the process of tearing down nine buildings throughout the project site just south of downtown near Virginia Street, where the bridge will be footed. “Because the final design is in a preliminary phase, we don’t have exact locations on where the footings are going to be … ,” ALDOT spokeswoman Allison Gregg said. Some of the buildings were vacant before ALDOT acquired them, other owners and tenants...
  • Cost of I-15, Bangerter Highway projects rises by $38 million

    12/26/2018 1:02:57 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | December 15, 2018 | Lee Davidson
    The Utah Transportation Commission on Friday approved spending an extra $38 million to cover rising costs for two major upcoming highway projects — on Interstate 15 and Bangerter Highway in Salt Lake County. The increased expenses are caused in part by rising prices to buy and demolish homes and businesses to clear new rights of way. That includes an extra $23 million for a project to convert three more intersections on Bangerter Highway into freeway-like interchanges at 6200 South, 10400 South and 12600 South. Construction on those projects is scheduled to begin in 2020, but purchasing the needed rights of...
  • New Haymarket commuter bus begins Dec. 17

    12/16/2018 11:17:18 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    The Prince William Times ^ | November 28, 2018 | James Ivancic
    Commuters who live in western Prince William and Fauquier counties can leave the driving to someone else come Dec. 17 when a new bus begins round-trip service from Haymarket to Arlington. The “OmniRide Haymarket Express” will make four trips in the morning and four return trips in the afternoon and early evening. It will run along I-66 between Haymarket and the Rosslyn Metro station. The trips will originate from the new park-and-ride lot on the northeast corner of U.S. 15 and Interstate 66. The Monday-through Friday service is meant to give workers an alternative to traveling by car. It’s the...
  • Thousands moved out for a new GM factory; now it's closing

    11/30/2018 5:59:21 AM PST · by george76 · 80 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 26, 2018. | David Shepardson;
    General Motors Co on Monday pulled the plug on the Chevrolet Volt hybrid and the Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant that builds it, both examples of a costly gamble that is not paying off. GM’s widely touted factory of the future, forced on a town desperate for jobs and hailed decades later by former resident Barack Obama, is set to wind down over the next few years, leaving beleaguered Hamtramck wondering what happened. Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan said at a news conference Monday that he told GM chief executive Mary Barra Monday that “we moved thousands of people out of that neighborhood...
  • How do Hogan and Jealous compare on transportation?

    11/04/2018 8:03:57 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 34 replies
    WTOP ^ | October 26, 2018 | Bruce DePuyt, Maryland Matters
    By Bruce DePuyt — When Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R) announced a major plan to widen three Maryland roadways last year, even transportation insiders were caught off-guard. “I was surprised by it, but I rejoiced at it,” said John B. Townsend II, AAA mid-Atlantic’s manager of public and government affairs. “As much as people are loath to admit it, the congestion in Maryland has limited economic development in the state. And [it has] impacted the quality of life because of the amount of hours — more than 80 hours a year [on average] — we spend being stuck in...
  • Beto O’Rourke Once Supported an El Paso Real Estate Deal. Barrio Residents Remember.

    10/29/2018 8:13:17 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 28 replies
    New York Times ^ | Oct. 29, 2018 | By Stephanie Saul
    Mr. O’Rourke was perceived by many as siding with the moneyed elite against angry barrio residents, small business owners and even the Jesuit priests who ministered to the immigrant community at Sacred Heart Church. “Mr. O’Rourke was basically the pretty face of this very ugly plan against our most vulnerable neighborhoods,” said David Dorado Romo, a local historian who says the episode resurrected longstanding race and class divisions in the city. Barrio residents feared they would lose their homes through eminent domain, and a city-funded branding study suggested that the residents of El Paso were perceived as “dirty” and “lazy.’’...
  • Eminent Domain: House unanimously passes bill that addresses 13-year-old Kelo decision

    07/25/2018 8:05:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/25/2018 | Rick Moran
    In 2004, the Supreme Court ruled, in the Kelo v. City of New London decision, that eminent domain could be used to seize private property from one owner and give it to another in the name of "economic development."  It remains one of the most controversial decisions the court has made this century. Yesterday, Congress belatedly addressed the troubling issues raised by the decision by passing the Private Property Rights Protection Act.  As Ed Morrissey at Hot Air points out, no major media outlets covered this seminal issue regarding the rights of citizens to be secure in their property. Amazingly, not one major media outlet picked...
  • As Canada forges ahead on bridge project, trade tensions near a boil

    07/09/2018 1:14:31 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 41 replies
    Crain's Detroit Business ^ | July 8, 2018 | Chad Livengood
    WINDSOR, Ontario — The Canadian government is forging ahead with construction of a new Detroit River bridge designed to enhance trade as economic relations between the longtime trading partners grow strained — and the crossing could become a bargaining chip. Major construction of the Gordie Howe International Bridge is expected to begin this fall once a contract is signed with Bridging North America, the consortium of infrastructure companies chosen last week by the Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority to build the bridge. The long-awaited move toward an official groundbreaking later this month comes as President Donald Trump threatens a tariff on Canadian-assembled...