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Let’s Take A Ride: 5 Largest US Public Transit Systems [Infographic]

Five major US cities including Chicago, New York City, Boston, Washington, DC, and San Francisco have the largest, most extensive public transit systems in the country. To gain a better understanding of the history and scope of each city and its public transportation system, MPA@UNC, the online mpa degree, has created a visualization to show how millions of Americans travel daily via mass transit—Let’s Take a Ride: 5 Largest US Public Transit Systems...

Mobile Application Now Available for Students in MPA@UNC

MPA@UNC and 2U, Inc., the leader in creating online academic experiences for top universities and colleges, are pleased to announce the introduction and availability of a new mobile application for iOS and Android. The innovative app allows for students enrolled in the online format of UNC-Chapel Hill’s Master of Public Administration program to view interactive course content as well as communicate live with fellow students and professors on their mobile devices...

Who’s Hiring Vets? 5 Companies Getting Veterans Back to Work

According to a recent report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 74,000 new jobs were added to the US economy and unemployment rates dropped in December 2013. While overall joblessness decreased from 7.0 percent to 6.7 percent, the unemployment rate for recent veterans is still higher than that of the general population...

Weekly News Roundup: February 2 – 8

So the county granted initial approval for a large residential subdivision. Now, after completing some (but not all) of the roads and infrastructure, the developer wants final plat approval so she can close on the first round of lot sales...

Toni Griffin: A New Vision for Rebuilding Detroit

Chicago, Newark, and Detroit are all cities in crisis that architect and urban planner Toni Griffin has been asked to help. In this TED Talk, she describes her role in formulating the Detroit Future City (DFC) strategic framework and highlights the work of urban planners. Although they don’t have the power to save cities, urban planners can play an important role in determining their future...

5 Things to Know About the $1.1 Trillion Spending Bill

 

On January 16, Congress passed a $1.1 trillion spending bill that will fund the federal government until October 2014. President Obama signed the bill into law on Friday, January 17. According to Politico, the spending bill includes funding to implement new health care and financial services laws, an increase to the Pentagon’s core budget, and more funding for the Head Start early learning program and veterans’ medical care...