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Tag Archives: Light Rail

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
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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