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September 21, 2011 By

Old Parking Meters to Become Bicycle Racks

New York City is removing its last single-space parking meter in Manhattan today, The New York Times reports. Instead of collecting parking fees for individual spots, the New York City Department of Transportation is converting to Muni-Meters that take up less space on sidewalks and have a better record on vandalism. The old single-space parking meters will be dismantled and the poles will be repurposed as bicycle racks. The City Fix

National Broadband Map Gets an Update

The National Broadband Map, powered by a searchable database of more than 20 million records, has already drawn more than 500,000 different users. Today we are rolling out the first significant update of the map since it was unveiled in February. NTIA

Blood Vessels From Your Printer

3D printing technology has been increasingly used in numerous industries, ranging from creating clothes, architectural models and even chocolate treats. But this time, Dr Tovar's team had a much more challenging printing mission. BBC

Alabama County Averts Bankruptcy

The governing board of Alabama’s most populous county voted Friday to accept an agreement in principle on how to restructure more than $3 billion of debt, avoiding for now what would have been the biggest municipal bankruptcy filing in American history. New York Times

High Speed Rail Lawsuits May Kill Plans

Ground zero for opposition to the project is Kings County. It's a crucial region for the project because federal requirements attached to almost $3.5 billion in stimulus cash dictate construction must begin in the valley. If rail officials are unable to spend those funds by September 2017, the federal government could divert them elsewhere. San Francisco Chronicle


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