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Why highways have become the center of civil rights protest (The Washington Post)

By Emily Badger Published July 13th, 2016 //www.washingtonpost.com/video/c/embed/6dc323f6-4906-11e6-8dac-0c6e4accc5b1 Southbound lanes of the Interstate 35W Bridge in Minneapolis were temporarily shut down on Wednesday, July 13, as protesters held hands across the road. The demonstrators were protesting the fatal shooting of Philando Castile by a police officer during a traffic stop in Falcon Heights. (Reuters) After activists protesting…

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Why this is the perfect time to invest in infrastructure, and why it probably won’t happen (Los Angels Times)

By Don Lee, Published July 19th, 2016 Broken water mains, creaking subway systems, tens of thousands of rickety bridges and countless miles of shoddy, traffic-clogged roads. America’s infrastructure is crumbling.  Never has there been a better time to bolster public investments and shore up one of the nation’s biggest competitive weaknesses, say many advocates for stepped-up…

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Subway Cars Should Be Like Centipedes (Slate)

By Henry Grabar Most of the world has figured out this simple solution to overcrowding. Why does the U.S. resist it? he New York City subway is crowded, have you heard? Subway ridership is higher than at any point since the Truman administration. Delays rose 45 percent between 2013 and 2014 and were up another…