March 19, 2010, 10am PDT
Plans to construct a waterfront rail line in Philadelphia are moving forward, with the recent approval of a $6.5 million contract to perform environmental reviews.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
March 12, 2010, 7am PST
China has announced plans to extend its high speed rail network Wetsward across the continent, connecting its eastern shores to Europe.
January 17, 2010, 9am PST
Governor Linda Lingle is proposing that the state bring the state's elevated rail project down to the ground to save costs, considering Hawai'i's budget problems.
January 5, 2010, 7am PST
Gov. Charlie Crist recently signed legislation to build a new 61-mile rail line through the Orlando area. The bill pits Republicans against Republicans in the Sunshine State, as evidenced by protesters at the press conference.
December 12, 2009, 11am PST
Most comparisons of bus and rail systems assume a classic city with a central business district that commuters need to reach, and that each serve a single function, say Jeffrey R. Brown and Gregory R. Thompson of Florida State.
Journal of the Transportation Research Board
December 3, 2009, 5am PST
A 'staggering' number of the bridges used by Amtrak trains in and around New York City are in poor or worse condition.
December 1, 2009, 6am PST
A planned tunnel under the Bosphorus to connect Asia and Europe by rail has ground to a halt because of the extensive archeological discoveries at the dig.
November 9, 2009, 2pm PST
The state of California is unveiling an effort to create a detailed strategy for how the state should grow. The ambitious plan is being kickstarted with a modest $2.5 million investment.
The San Francisco Chronicle
November 4, 2009, 2pm PST
In his forward to James McCommons' new book, <em>Waiting on a Train: The Embattled Future of Passenger Rail Service,</em> James Howard Kunstler lays out the case for investing in a revival of passenger rail.
November 1, 2009, 5am PST
LA Mayor Villaraigosa an ambitious new plan to speed up new rail projects throughout the city, and to complete it all within 10 years instead of the previously proposed 30.
October 27, 2009, 2pm PDT
Extensive investments in rail are slashing travel times in China, and creating a vastly more connected and accessible country.
October 9, 2009, 6am PDT
Head-on train collisions can be avoided by simply keeping one train per track. There's a plan to make that happen, but it's years from implementation.
October 4, 2009, 9am PDT
Intercity rail service has begun operations in Virginia, connecting Lynchburg and Washington D.C.
September 21, 2009, 5am PDT
The new Dubai Metro rail system recently began operations in the desert city. Christopher Corbett, an American planner who's been living and working in Dubai, takes us on a visual tour.
September 11, 2009, 9am PDT
A new rail system has opened in Dubai, becoming the world's longest fully automated, driverless metro system. But some wonder whether the system will see much use in the oil-rich Emirate.
September 9, 2009, 11am PDT
Citywide metro rail service is set to begin operations today in Dubai. The system will start out with ten operational stations, but eventually include 47 stops along 70 kilometers of track.
September 4, 2009, 6am PDT
Atlanta's Beltline project is one of the most ambitious transportation plans the city has seen in decades, but the downturn in the economy could wreak havoc on its progress.
August 26, 2009, 12pm PDT
Seeking federal stimulus dollars for its own set of "shovel ready" projects, Maryland submitted an application to the Federal government for $360 million to improve its passenger rail system.
August 17, 2009, 2pm PDT
A new rail line connecting Vancouver to its airport is highly anticipated in the region. The costs and construction disturbances, are causing some concern, however.
June 18, 2009, 5am PDT
As the population rises, underused and empty spaces are going to fill in. How well the transition works depends on shifts in demographics and infrastructure, as well as architecture. A studio of UCLA architecture students were asked to plot that transition. But before they could be architects, they had to be planners.