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Tag Archives: Transit Expansion

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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January 25, 2017
An Engrossing Look at Boston’s First Big Dig
Boston Globe

As much as people curse it and rely on it, they probably never spend much time pondering the origins of the MBTA. For them Michael Rossi’s “The Race Underground” should prove engrossing, eye-opening, and provocative.

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