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Tag Archives: Light Rail

February 22, 2017
CEO’s $6B Vision for Charlotte’s Light Rail
Charlotte Agenda

It’s not too often a local transit plan gets dubbed the “big bang.” But that’s exactly the moniker given to the latest proposal from the Charlotte Area Transit System.

February 21, 2017
MN Lawmakers Move to Limit Authority of Met Council
MPR News

Lawmakers moved to clamp down on the Metropolitan Council on Monday, with a variety of measures that would restructure the body, hem in its authority and turn back one of its signature efforts, building the Southwest Light Rail Transit line.

February 15, 2017
February 13, 2017
Why L.A. Metro Ridership Dropped – Again
Los Angeles Times

Trips taken on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s sprawling bus and rail system dropped again in 2016, by nearly 6%, driven by a continuing slide in bus ridership, according to agency data. But why did this happen, when the network expanded?

February 7, 2017
How Will NYC Pay for the BQX Light Rail?
Village Voice

At a Sunset Park “visioning meeting” for Mayor de Blasio’s Brooklyn-Queens Connector waterfront streetcar plan — a/k/a BQX — last June, one local resident responded with exasperation when asked how new transit would help his neighborhood.

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January 24, 2017
Aspen Officials Hear About Possible Light Rail Line
Aspen Times

The first bits of information from a recently authorized, nearly $500,000 study of the Entrance to Aspen were presented to area elected officials last week, with the chief focus on the particulars of a light-rail system.

January 23, 2017
December 14, 2016
VA Beach Considers Using Light Rail Money for Stormwater
The Virginian-Pilot

Stormwater needs nearly half a billion dollars. One way to find that kind of money? Dip into the tax revenue that was collected for the light-rail project, which voters rejected in a November referendum.

How to Lower Miami-Dade’s $6B Transit Bill
Miami Herald

Bringing light rail to Miami-Dade’s suburbs could top $6 billion, a price tag so high that transportation planners say it probably makes more financial sense just to expand the existing Metrorail system on street-level tracks.

Denver’s Unwalkable Rail Network, Visualized
Streetsblog Denver

Denver could use its transit system to deliver all these benefits, but the way RTD’s rail system is set up undercuts that potential. Part of the reason is that our frequent, dependable rail services don’t always serve population centers.

Seattle Sells $477M in Green Bonds to Fund Light Rail
Progressive Railroading

Sound Transit has completed the sale of $477 million worth of “green bonds” to help fund voter-approved regional transit projects, including building more than 90 miles of light-rail extensions.

December 13, 2016
Miami Beach’s Light Rail Push Stalls Amid Opposition
Miami Herald

The fast-moving plan to build two miles of light rail on South Beach’s streets could slow to a crawl this week after it encountered mounting public opposition and the urgency of a once-eager City Commission begins to erode.

December 8, 2016
Measurements of Light Rail’s Impact on House Prices Are Uneven
Next City

A new working paper from the Cleveland Federal Reserve Bank asks whether Virginia Beach is missing out on economic benefits by comparing housing prices along the Norfolk Tide and the proposed but unbuilt Virginia Beach extension. But they found a huge net loss.

December 6, 2016
December 4, 2016
Vancouver’s Evergreen Line Light Rail Extension Opens
Vancouver Sun

The Evergreen extension extended the Millennium Line by 11 kilometres and six stations. The line now runs from VCC-Clark station in East Vancouver to Lafarge Lake-Douglas in Coquitlam, via Burnaby and Port Moody.

December 1, 2016


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