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On-Ramp, A Blog By Tom Fudge

San Diego A Top-Ten City In Fighting Climate Change

June 23, 2011
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San Diego came in sixth on a list of ten "climate-ready" U.S. cities. Also, the face of home ownership is changing in San Diego.

High-Speed Rail Is Moving Fast In China

June 22, 2011
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As the U.S. debates the merits of high-speed rail, China is doing it. Also, you don't have to be drunk, just buzzed, to be a dangerous driver.

Walking To School

June 21, 2011
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Back in my day parents weren't chauffeurs. We walked to school!

How 'Green' Are Carpool Lanes?

June 20, 2011
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Interstate 15 in San Diego will provide more room for carpooling. But that won't necessarily be a win for environment.

Multi-Family Is The Future Of CA Housing

June 16, 2011
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Californians will soon demand more housing, but not single-family homes. Also, a growing number of old folks have a growing transportation problem.

San Diego Group Wants The City To Have A 'Greater' Vision

June 15, 2011
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The San Diego Foundation and its partners officially began a year-long process of engaging the public and envisioning the city's future.

Getting Your Neighborhood Underground

June 13, 2011
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Putting city power lines underground has been going on in San Diego since 1970, and it won't be finished for another 25 years.

San Diego Home Prices Are Down… Again

June 13, 2011
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The housing market was still searching for the bottom last month when home prices in Southern California were down an average of 8.2 percent from the previous year.

Here's How Sprawl Happens

June 10, 2011
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If you want to prevent sprawl you should know how it occurs. Here's a road map, courtesy of the New Jersey DOT.

Your Prius Is Greener Even When You Add The Energy To Build It

June 9, 2011
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Electric and hybrid cars require more energy to manufacture but they still save energy when all is said and done.

The American Dream: Then And Now

June 9, 2011
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Some people wonder why owning a home is the American dream. Others say it goes back to Thomas Jefferson's ideal of the yeoman farmer and the beginnings of our democracy.

City Council Gives Jacobs’ Balboa Park Plan The Cold Shoulder

June 9, 2011
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The San Diego City Council looked a gift horse in the mouth when it refused to support a Balboa Park renovation plan that’s backed by wealthy philanthropist Irwin Jacobs.

Google Maps Tell You When The Bus Is Coming

June 8, 2011
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San Diego's Metropolitan Transit Service is partnering with Google Maps to tell bus riders when their late bus is actually going to arrive.

Rapid Bus Service Gets Grand Opening In Escondido

June 7, 2011
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San Diego County's first fully developed rapid bus service officially got on the road today.

San Diego Bars Offer A $30 Taxi Ride

June 6, 2011

San Diego bars are offering a $30 cab ride, no matter where you're going. Also, Des Moines, Iowa is the place to live if you want get the most for your dollar.