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  1. Driverless Car Panel To Va. Regulators: Don't Do A Lot Yet With AV LawsRead the original story

    Apr 15, 2017 | Planning

    But earlier this month, the Eno Center for Transportation , a D.C. think tank, held an AV and state policy roundtable discussion in Arlington , and the reason why those answers were vague became clear. The roundtable brought together representatives from Uber, Daimler , VW , AAA , the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute , urban planning firms, tech companies, localities like Virginia Beach , the Virginia Department of Transportation and other state DOTs.


  2. Massive Buildup of Garbage Juice Has Officials ScramblingRead the original story

    Apr 5, 2017 | Planning

    April 05 -- VIRGINIA BEACH -- The regional trash authority plans a special meeting next week to decide on emergency steps for dealing with a massive buildup of leachate at its landfill in Suffolk . The Southeastern Public Service Authority's meeting, set for April 12 , comes amid criticism from Virginia Beach City Manager Dave Hansen , who said Tuesday that "mismanagement or malfeasance or neglect" caused the problem at the landfill.


  3. Virginia Beach Needs $450M to Fix Stormwater Problems, No Money In Next Year's PlanRead the original story

    Mar 13, 2017 | Planning

    Flood control projects in the five Virginia Beach neighborhoods hardest hit by last fall's Hurricane Matthew account for $180 million of the total. Hurricane Matthew, which dumped about 13 inches of rain on the region in October, flooded more than 250 homes in Windsor Woods near Mount Trashmore .


  4. Protesters, Advocates Speak Out on Atlantic Coast Pipeline at Federal HearingRead the original story

    Feb 17, 2017 | Planning

    After reading off a litany of environmental concerns about a proposed natural gas pipeline set to run into Hampton Roads , Elizabeth Tumilty got choked up. Tumilty was one of more than 100 people who turned out to the Hilton Garden Inn Conference Center in downtown Suffolk on Thursday night at a public hearing on the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, a proposed 550-mile natural gas pipeline that would carry as much as 1.5 billion cubic feet of natural gas each day from West Virginia's shale fields to North Carolina and Virginia .


  5. Philadelphia Turning Railroad Ruins into Elevated Rail ParkRead the original story

    Nov 20, 2016 | Planning

    After more than 10 years of planning, Philadelphia is taking the first steps in transforming an abandoned, overgrown rail line that cuts through the heart of the city into a lush and lively public park. Officials broke ground last month on the first phase of the Rail Park , the City of Brotherly Love's answer to New York City's High Line.


  6. Virginia Beach Residents Can Have City Permit Fees Waived for Hurricane RepairsRead the original story

    Nov 16, 2016 | Planning

    The city announced the latest updates Tuesday. The deadline to apply for the permits and having fees waived is Dec. 9 , 60 days after the storm hit Hampton Roads .


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