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It’s not that everything is going to be gentrified because of transit — that’s not what we’re arguing. But in Los Angeles, you have the highest possibility of gentrification near stations than in other areas.

Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris, UCLA Magazine Online

Tag Archives: Light Rail

March 19, 2017
Why Seattle Spends Most Per Capita on Transit
Seattle Times

Even before the passage of Sound Transit 3, the Seattle area was spending more, per capita, on new transit projects than any city in the country, according to data compiled by the Federal Transit Administration. We take a look at why.

March 16, 2017
March 15, 2017
Las Vegas Officials Seek State Permission for Light Rail
Las Vegas Sun

State and local government officials presented a legislative plan Tuesday laying the groundwork to build a multibillion-dollar light rail system to link McCarran International Airport with the Las Vegas Strip.

March 14, 2017
March 5, 2017
Charlotte’s Light Rail Development Lessons
Charlotte Business Journal

2017 marks the 10-year anniversary of the opening of the 10-mile Lynx Blue Line, connecting uptown to Pineville. The line has spurred billions of dollars in new development; but how has Charlotte progressed since then?

February 28, 2017
Denver’s R-Line Needs Walkability, Freeways In The Way
Streetsblog Denver

RTD’s R-Line opened to the public last Friday, and while a new light rail route through Aurora is a positive step forward, it’s also not without flaws. Some shortcomings are a result of decisions made long ago and will be tough to fix, but they can be remedied.

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.

February 1, 2017
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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.

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