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Public News Service - SD: Urban Planning/Transportation

PHOTO: Access to transportation in rural areas is an issue for seniors.

PIERRE, S. D. – Rural areas of South Dakota present unique challenges, especially to older citizens who need to travel for vital services. This week, several members of AARP's National Policy Council (NPC) have been in the state, looking at the issue and working to craft solutions. While the

PIERRE, S. D. – The new year brings a leadership change to AARP-South Dakota. Pat Gross completed his six-year term as the organization's volunteer president, and Dennis Eisnach will take his spot. Eisnach previously served on the AARP national and state councils, is a former superintendent o

MILBANK, S. D. - The latest draft of a six-year transportation bill emerging from the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee includes some improvements that could benefit rural areas. Part of the legislation focuses on funding road and bridge repair. Rural areas often have the largest n

SIOUX FALLS, S. D. – Many South Dakota seniors counting on public transportation to get them to doctor appointments or even the grocery store may be left without a ride by 2015, according to a new report released by Transportation for America. The report found that more than 10,000 people, or

MITCHELL, S.D. - The International Code Council has released new green construction codes to local governments across the country. The suggested codes outline how new buildings can be built to save energy. International Code Council CEO Rick Weiland, formerly of Sioux Falls, says the codes represe

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - With an eye to the oil disaster in the Gulf, cycling advocates in South Dakota and across the nation say pedal power is a great way to save resources and get healthier. Over the past decade South Dakota has spent more than $8 million to build or improve more than 140 miles of b

PIERRE, S.D. - Global warming is having odd effects on winter weather in South Dakota and around the northern United States, and the National Wildlife Federation has just released a report that details some of the extremes. Chris Hesla with the South Dakota Wildlife Federation says the unusual condi

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Dropping road revenues and rising highway maintenance costs have state lawmakers searching for solutions and looking for support, as the 2010 South Dakota legislative session gets underway this week. A summer study committee recommended a ten-cent increase in fuel taxes, along w

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