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Ben Ross makes appearance at Talking Leaves.

Ben Ross, author of Dead End: Suburban Sprawl and the Rebirth of American Urbanism, will be appearing at Talking Leaves Bookstore, 3158 Main Street, on Wednesday, October 1, at 5:00 p.m. to speak about his book and to sign copies.

Benjamin Ross, author of Dead End, to appear at Talking Leaves Books in Wednesday, Oct 1 at 5 pm.

In conjunction with the Citizens' Regional Transit Corporation, Talking Leaves Books is pleased to announce an appearance by Benjamin Ross, author of Dead End: Suburban Sprawl and the Rebirth of American Urbanism (Oxford University Press). Mr. Ross will give a brief talk and then autograph copies of the book on Wednesday, October 1, at 5 pm at Talking Leaves…Books on Main Street. The event is free and open to the public; copies of the book will be available for purchase. Anyone wishing to have a book signed is expected to purchase it from Talking Leaves, as an act of support and respect for the author and the store hosting his talk.

Deferred Opportunity for Buffalo? Light Rail Expansion

By Seth C Triggs

As of 2009 in the United States (and North America), all non-new build light rail systems have expanded except for Metro Rail in Buffalo, New York. Some new build systems such as Seattle's Link Light Rail have already commenced expansion planning and/or construction. Indeed, a large portion of light rail expansion has occurred in the past five years. Due to the somewhat higher costs associated with reserved right-of-ways [see note 1], not as many heavy-rail (rapid transit) systems have expanded.

The Most Common Metro Rail Myths

Despite the advantages of improved transit service, Metro Rail expansion has been hindered by a variety of myths.

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