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Looking Back at Indianapolis’ Parking Meter Lease, One Year Later Looking Back at Indianapolis’ Parking Meter Lease, One Year Later
Innovators in Action 2012 In August 2010, Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard announced the winning bidder for a 50-year concession (lease) of nearly 3,700 city parking meters in the downtown and Broad Ripple areas. Under the concession, ParkIndy—a team composed of Xerox-subsidiary Affiliated Computer Services (ACS) and its local partners Denison Global Parking and Evens Time—have taken over responsibility for meter system operations, maintenance and capital investment, in exchange paying the...
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Author: leonard.gilroy@reason.org (Leonard Gilroy)
151 Hits, 0 Comments, Added On 6/27/2012 10:07:00 AM

Mob Attacks U.S. Embassy In Yemen As Clashes Spread Over Anti-Islam Film Mob Attacks U.S. Embassy In Yemen As Clashes Spread Over Anti-Islam Film
Violence sparked by an anti-Islam film and video clip has spread from Libya and Egypt to Yemen today, with protesters in the capital Sana'a storming the U.S. Embassy compound. Chanting "death to America," the Yemeni protesters broke through a security forces cordon and marched toward the embassy. The protesters reportedly got through the main gate but not into the embassy building itself. Meanwhile, clashes continued near the U.S. embassy in Egypt, and a U.S. Marine anti-terrorist team has been...
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151 Hits, 0 Comments, Added On 9/13/2012 5:22:00 AM

Four U.S. Troops Killed In Afghanistan; NATO Strike Kills 8 Afghan Women Four U.S. Troops Killed In Afghanistan; NATO Strike Kills 8 Afghan Women
Audio for this story from Weekend Edition Sunday will be available at approx. 12:00 p.m. ET September 16, 2012 Four U.S. service members were killed by an Afghan police officer and a NATO airstrike killed eight women in separate attacks in Afghanistan on Sunday. NATO says the attack on the coalition troops occurred at a remote checkpoint in southern Afghanistan. The Afghan officer escaped after the incident. Eight NATO troops have been killed in similar insider attacks over the past three...
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151 Hits, 0 Comments, Added On 9/16/2012 5:11:00 AM

NOAA: This Summer Was Third Hottest On Record NOAA: This Summer Was Third Hottest On Record
Today in Washington, D.C. we got our first taste of fall. It was crisp and in the low 60s. And just as we slide into the last days of summer in the Northern Hemisphere, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration published its summer 2012 recap. It's exactly what you were expecting: It was really hot. In fact, 2012 was the third hottest on record. NOAA reports: "According to the latest statistics from NOAA's National Climatic Data Center, the average temperature for the contiguous United...
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151 Hits, 0 Comments, Added On 9/10/2012 3:50:00 PM

Chicago Teachers On Strike, Affecting 350,000 Students Chicago Teachers On Strike, Affecting 350,000 Students
Enlarge Sitthixay Ditthavong/AP Members of the Chicago Teachers Union distribute strike signage at the Chicago Teachers Union strike headquarters on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012 in Chicago. Sitthixay Ditthavong/AP Members of the Chicago Teachers Union distribute strike signage at the Chicago Teachers Union strike headquarters on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012 in Chicago. Teachers in Chicago walked off the job Monday after contract negotiations fell through, leaving 400,000 students in the nation's...
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151 Hits, 0 Comments, Added On 9/10/2012 5:22:00 AM

Texas Road Will Inaugurate 85 MPH Speed Limit, Nation's Highest Texas Road Will Inaugurate 85 MPH Speed Limit, Nation's Highest
The highest speed limit in America will be officially unveiled in November, when drivers on one portion of a Texas highway will be allowed to reach 85 mph without keeping an eye out for police cars and radar detectors. As Transportation Nation reports, the new speed limit allows drivers to "legally drive faster than hurricane force winds." The 85 mph limit will be enforced on 41 newly built miles of Texas 130, a toll road in the Austin area. The road's new section is slated to open in November. "I...
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Republicans Confident After Convention Republicans Confident After Convention
TAMPA — U.S. Republicans hope their national convention this week in Florida will give presidential candidate Mitt Romney a major boost in what is expected to be a closely fought election campaign between now and November 6.  Mother Nature threw the Republicans off-message at the start of their convention as Tropical Storm Isaac made its way into the Gulf of Mexico.But the convention mood improved as the week went on, says Florida Congressman Dennis Ross."We started off Monday canceling the convention,"...
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152 Hits, 2 Comments, Added On 8/30/2012 3:58:36 PM

'End Of Men' Heralds New Era Of Female Dominance 'End Of Men' Heralds New Era Of Female Dominance
Audio for this story from Morning Edition will be available at approx. 9:00 a.m. ET September 10, 2012 The End of Men And the Rise of Women by Hanna Rosin Hardcover, 320 pages | purchase Parenting & Families Nonfiction History & Society More on this book: NPR reviews, interviews and more Read an excerpt Women have fought tirelessly to establish equal footing for themselves in relationships, politics and the workplace, and according to writer Hanna Rosin, they've finally...
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152 Hits, 1 Comments, Added On 9/10/2012 12:30:00 AM

Eno Paper Examines Potential Transportation Funding Option Eno Paper Examines Potential Transportation Funding Option
Earlier this month the Eno Center for Transportation released the inaugural William P. Eno paper written by Nicolas Norbage an assistant Transportation Researcher at Texas A&M  University. The paper is available on the Eno website. The paper, “Better Use of Public Dollars: Economic Impact Analysis in Transportation Decision Making” uses a case study approach to examine four states that use Economic Analysis to choose future infrastructure improvements. The in-depth study examines...
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Author: baruch.feigenbaum@reason.org (Baruch Feigenbaum)
152 Hits, 0 Comments, Added On 6/27/2012 6:28:00 AM

The Time-Bomb Keeps Ticking The Time-Bomb Keeps Ticking
The Wall Street Journal recently carried an essay by David Wessel, author of the forthcoming book, "Red Ink: Inside the High-Stakes Politics of the Federal Budget". It provides an excellent breakdown of the budget crisis looming over the federal government. Perhaps the most striking fact contained in the essay is that 63 percent of the budget is on auto-pilot: "Social Security benefits get deposited. Health-care bills for Medicare for the elderly and Medicaid for the poor are paid. Food stamps are...
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Author: tom.clougherty@reason.org (Tom Clougherty)
152 Hits, 0 Comments, Added On 7/25/2012 2:31:00 PM

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