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Tag Archives: Light Rail

April 26, 2017
Nashville Mayor Commits To Rail, Initiates Public Funding Vote
The Tennessean

Mayor Megan Barry on Wednesday kicked off a legacy-defining campaign to urge voters to approve funding for a comprehensive transit system and committed to moving ahead with light rail on East Nashville’s Gallatin Pike as the first spoke of a $6 billion multi-decade regional effort.

April 25, 2017
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April 17, 2017
Moving On From the Brooklyn-Queens Streetcar
Streetsblog NYC

The de Blasio administration has already come up with better ideas than the streetcar to improve streets and transit — the mayor just needs to make them a higher priority.

April 16, 2017
April 12, 2017
April 11, 2017
Seattle’s Transportation Transformation
Urban Land Institute

Today in Seattle, you can stand on Third Avenue between Pike and Pine streets, a few blocks from the convention center, and watch 200 buses an hour pass by during the peak. Light rail is being expanded both above and underground.

April 10, 2017
The Long Road to Light Rail in the Twin Cities

From the first expression of interest to the actual hauling of passengers, the gestation period for light rail transit in Minneapolis/Saint Paul turned out to be 44 years.

April 9, 2017
April 5, 2017
April 4, 2017
Feds OK Boston Green Line Extension Costs
Boston Globe

The long-planned Green Line extension into Somerville and Medford cleared a crucial milestone on Tuesday with the approval of the new cost estimate for the $2.3-billion project that clears up uncertainty about when and if the project would move forward.

March 29, 2017
Utah Light Rail Helps Researchers Study Air Quality
Progressive Railroading

Transit agencies often tout the environmental advantages of taking public transportation. Fewer cars on local roads mean less greenhouse gas emissions, the line of thinking typically goes.

March 22, 2017
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


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