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Apartment life can be strangely isolating: the intimacy of removing a complete stranger’s underwear from the building washing machine; the awkwardness of silent elevator rides while rubbing elbows with a fellow tenant; the jealous pangs of hurrying alone past a cluster of happy friends sharing pizza on your stoop.

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Tag Archives: Transit Expansion

May 6, 2013
Without Transit Plans, Twin Cities Not Competitive
Minneapolis Star Tribune

During a spring in which almost anything seems possible, here’s a headline you’re not going to see: “Salt Lake City agrees to stop transit construction so Twin Cities can catch up.”

May 5, 2013
Hudson Bergen LRT Extension Would Stop Sooner
The Jersey Journal

NJ Transit has abandoned plans to extend the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail to Tenafly in favor of a plan to end the line at Englewood Hospital, the Record reported.

Transit Isn’t One Size Fits All
Greater Greater Washington

The District is building a streetcar system while also studying the potential for express bus lanes in key areas.

May 2, 2013
Ray LaHood Tells Houston to Get Act Together on Rail
Houston Chronicle

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood likes Houston’s light rail that’s up and running but warns that regional transit officials have squandered opportunities the past decade by not building greater consensus.

San Antonio Mayor Doesn’t Want Streetcars at the Alamo
San Antonio Express News

VIA Metropolitan’s downtown streetcars should not pass in front of the Alamo, Mayor Julián Castro and several council members told VIA Metropolitan Transit officials Wednesday at an informational session about the rail project.

May 1, 2013
What’s Next for Fastracks in Denver
Denver Urbanism

Now that the West Rail Line is open and FasTracks has moved back into the limelight, a lot of you may be asking “what’s next?”

Wireless Catenary for Nanjing
Railways Africa

Nanjing, capital of China’s Jiangsu Province, is to have two tramlines operating in its downtown districts by 2014.

Turnout, Transit, and Trust in Austin
Keep Austin Wonky

Is the Red Line Circulator (a.k.a the “Mueller” route) the only politically feasible initial urban rail sequence? Some proponents of the preliminary urban rail route generated by the Project Connect process imply this is the case.

April 30, 2013
April 29, 2013
Central Corridor Begins Vehicle Testing
Twin Cities Finance and Commerce

There was a noticeable sign of progress on the Central Corridor Light Rail Transit line on Sunday: the first light rail vehicle to hit the tracks was dragged from Minneapolis to St. Paul by a tow vehicle.

A New Transit Deal For Scarborough in Toronto?
Torontoist, Steve Munro

Everyone’s now re-debating the subway vs. LRT question, but true fairness and sensible transit planning for Scarborough demand that we think about a whole network for the area, not just one line.

Boise Council Asked to Fund New Circulator Study
Boise Weekly

When the Boise City Council meets this coming Tuesday, April 30, it’ll be asked to consider a series of changes to the current fiscal year 2013 city budget, including $437,500 to fund an analysis of a possible downtown Boise circulator system.

April 27, 2013
DC Prepares for H Street Operations to Start
Washington Post

The D.C. region’s transportation planners often say they want to give travelers more choices. In transit, those options include rapid bus service in dedicated lanes, light-rail lines and streetcars.

April 25, 2013

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