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Northeast Ohio roads might have to meet green, equity measures

Marc Lefkowitz  |  06/20/16 @ 11:00am  |  Posted in Transportation

NOACA, the region’s transportation, air and water quality planner, had an honest question for the state’s Department of Transportation which submitted a $15 million request for the Opportunity Corridor road addition last week. How does ODOT expect NOACA to pay for the project? As the third and final phase of the $330 million connector between I-490 and University Circle—the ($293 million)...

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Ready or not: Cleveland, Ohio and the push for renewable energy

Marc Lefkowitz  |  06/15/16 @ 3:00pm  |  Posted in Clean energy

On May 27, after months of speculation, Cleveland-based LEEDCo, the group carting around a suitcase of plans to build wind turbines in the waters of Lake Erie, announced it won a coveted $40 million grant from the Department of Energy. It is expected to kickstart the wind farm, the first in a freshwater lake in the U.S. It also brings into...

<br />A wind park in a freshwater lake in Sweden.

What influences mode choice?

Marc Lefkowitz  |  06/13/16 @ 4:00pm  |  Posted in Transportation

We take a second look at a national opinion poll conducted in 2014 by the Transit Center. It is helpful in understanding “mode choice” or what influences someone to drive versus taking an alternative, in this case, public transit. The 11,820 respondents divulged how much their age, income, address, upbringing, etc. are influencing their choices.

<br />Values that influence mode choice. Image: Transit Center.

Concerns about inequities as Greater Cleveland RTA raises fares

Marc Lefkowitz  |  06/07/16 @ 2:00pm  |  Posted in Transit

Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority’s Board of Directors approved a fare increase today, its first hike in seven years. Starting in August, a one-way fare to ride the bus or train will rise from $2.25 to $2.50 (with an approved increase to $2.75 in 2018). After the public raised concerns about individual riders being asked to close a $7 million...

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Natural Cleveland: June

Jill Collins  |  06/06/16 @ 4:00pm  |  Posted in Natural Cleveland

Natural Cleveland is produced by Jill Collins and Justin Glanville. Jill is an urban naturalist and illustrator. Justin is a writer and urban planner. Clevelanders, like people everywhere, live on the land, they note. We're just not as accustomed as others to seeing it. That's a miss, because understanding the land can help us connect more deeply to the world and...

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