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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: Transit Expansion

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 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 13, 2017
When Will Streetcars Through Downtown Washington?
WAMU

District streetcar planners believe it will be possible to extend the initial line in Northeast Washington more than three miles to the west – from Union Station through downtown D.C. to Georgetown – using affordable technology that will not require overhead power lines.

March 12, 2017
Pittsburgh BRT Options Revealed
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Pittsburgh and Port Authority of Allegheny County officials on Thursday revealed route options and cost estimates for a long-discussed “bus rapid transit” system that would link Downtown and Oakland.

March 9, 2017
March 2, 2017
Parking Fixation Threatens Atlanta’s Transit Progress
Streetsblog U.S.A.

Atlanta’s reworked zoning code has the potential to foster a more equitable, transit-oriented pattern of growth, where more people can get where they need to go without owning a car — but only if officials encourage compact development and reduce parking requirements.

March 1, 2017
Transforming Manchester’s Public Transit
Information Age

Cisco and partners have today announced they have been awarded a grant from InnovateUK to enable demand-based public transport services in Greater Manchester.

February 28, 2017
Indy Council Approves Transit Tax
Indianapolis Star

The City-County Council on Monday approved a 0.25 percent income tax hike that will pump more than $54M a year into the county’s meager bus service, aiding in the construction of three bus rapid transit lines, new buses, increased frequency and new sidewalks and bus shelters.

February 26, 2017
Will Self-Driving Cars Kill Charlotte’s $6B Transit Bet?
Charlotte Observer

Within the next decade or so, Charlotte residents might be able to dart around the city using four light rail lines and a streetcar, under a $6 billion vision. But could they choose to take self-driving cars instead?

February 23, 2017
In Atlanta, Transit Service Lags Behind a Booming Population
Streetsblog U.S.A.

Since 2000, the Atlanta region has grown by more than 1.5 million people, or over 25 percent, but transit service is not keeping up. Both rail and bus ridership on MARTA, the major regional transit provider, have fallen dramatically in recent years.

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
ATL’s Gwinnett Transit Study to Explore ‘High Capacity’ Options
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Gwinnett County’s transit development plan is about to get up-and-running and will explore a plethora of possibilities for Georgia’s second most populous county — including the feasibility of high capacity options like rail or bus rapid transit.

February 20, 2017
Taxpayer-Funded Report Kept Secret By Toronto
Toronto Star

A $100,000 consultant’s report on the cost-effectiveness of future transit projects, including Mayor John Tory’s SmartTrack plan and the Scarborough subway extension, has never been made public.

February 14, 2017
February 12, 2017
How Boise Can Fund An Attractive Transit System
Idaho Statesman

The overriding driver of our poor transit system is the dearth of legislative support for meaningful state funding or allowing a dedicated local funding source. But building a better transit system for Boise is within our reach.

February 7, 2017
Cuomo’s LaGuardia AirTrain Happening, and Its Bad
Village Voice

In theory, a rail connection to LaGuardia Airport is a no-brainer. But to get a sense of what an unmitigated disaster Cuomo’s plan will be, you have to look at the history of a mythical rail connection to LaGuardia.

February 5, 2017
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