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Phillip Washington will leave his role as CEO of the Denver Regional Transportation District to take the same position at the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
Mar 13, 2015   Los Angeles Daily News
Despite cancelling the ARC Tunnel project last year, New Jersey may build an alternative tunnel using U.S. Senate funding.
Nov 15, 2011   TheCityFix.com
Libertarians opposition toward government backed light-rail ignores the longer history of government's pro-car policies, says Timothy B. Lee, contributor for Forbes.
Sep 1, 2011   Forbes
Rail projects throughout the U.S. are hard hit by the downturn in the economy. The agencies behind them are trying to find ways to keep the projects from falling apart.
Jul 12, 2011   Architect Magazine
Bus rapid transit has seen a recent spike in interest, and with that interest has come the analysis that BRT takes away from light rail projects and vice versa. But as this post points out, they need each other and work better when both are around.
May 27, 2011   the transport politic
While cities throughout California and the rest of the nation struggle to afford even their most basic services, L.A. County's moving ahead with more than $4 billion in transportation projects.
May 19, 2011   Los Angeles Times
Doha wants to have a fully functioning metro rail system in place by the time Qatar hosts the 2022 World Cup, but the tight deadline of the event has some officials worried the system won't be complete in time.
May 18, 2011   Gulf Times
Planners in Victoria, British Columbia, are proposing a new light rail line for the city. Despite its $1 billion price tag, the transit line is expected to see wide support.
Apr 28, 2011   CBC
A personal rapid transit proposal called "SkyTran" might be a smart choice for Detroit, according to this article.
Apr 23, 2011   The Detroit Free Press
Officials in Dubai have announced plans to extend the emirate's 75-km rail system to more than 250 km.
Apr 12, 2011   Emirates 24/7
Eric Jaffe pushes back on the Republican Study Committee's proposal to cut over $6 billion in rail funding over the next ten years.
Jan 29, 2011   The Infrastructurist