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Tag Archives: Light Rail

April 3, 2013
The End of Twin Cities Light Rail Planning
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Commuters took more than 10.5 million rides on the Hiawatha light-rail trains last year, a record for the 9-year-old line that runs from downtown Minneapolis to the Mall of America.

March 31, 2013
History of Interurban Lines in Marin
Vibrant Bay Area

In 1941, the last ferry and the last train ran on the NWP Interurban rail line, and Marin was handed over to battle for its life against the car-centric development unleashed by the Golden Gate Bridge.

March 27, 2013
March 25, 2013
Balancing Safety and Security on the LA Blue Line
LA Streetsblog

“Nobody uses it,” Liz told me. “There’s dookies in there!” She was referring to the 53rd St. pedestrian bridge connecting the two halves of the Pueblo del Rio housing development split by the four sets of Blue Line and Pacific Rail train tracks.

Pittsburgh Considers Light Rail to the North
WPXI

A year after opening the North Shore Connector, elected officials are talking with engineers about again extending Port Authority of Allegheny County’s light-rail system.

March 24, 2013
Development Soars Near Metro Rail
Buffalo News

The Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus is spawning a housing boom along the Metro Rail line, as developers look to provide lofts and apartments for some of the 17,500 workers expected to be employed there.

March 21, 2013
March 20, 2013
Rail Requires Civic Maturity in Austin
Austin American Statesman

Discussion about building passenger rail in Austin began about 40 years ago. Then a decade later Austin voters approved the creation of a transit agency with an ancillary mission, aside from running a bus system, of planning, building and operating a rail system.

March 19, 2013
CPUC Meddling Shutdown Sprinter Line
Systemic Failure

More information has come to light regarding the Sprinter shutdown. It confirms suspicions that the shutdown was the direct result of CPUC meddling in the design of the braking system:

March 18, 2013
March 5, 2013
March 4, 2013
I-225 Light Rail Line Breaks Ground
Denver Post

The Regional Transportation District and Kiewit Infrastructure Co. held a ceremony Friday morning in Aurora that celebrated the start of construction for the Interstate 225 light-rail extension.

March 1, 2013

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