Light Rail

23 hours ago
The $1.5 billion, 6.6-mile light rail extension from Culver City to Santa Monica is projected to double trips on the line by 2030, giving commuters a viable alternative to driving. Just the same, don't expect the extension to reduce congestion.
Wired
3 days ago
For a bit of fun, take this animated ride on the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority's new Expo Line extension.
YouTube
May 14, 2016, 5am PDT
A new circulator system for Downtown Boise, Idaho is in the works, with the mayor gently throwing his support behind a light rail system. But questions over costs remain.
The Idaho Statesman
May 13, 2016, 11am PDT
Presenting less of an argument against transit than an argument for good transit and land use planning, Streetsblog surveys some of the country's worst performing rail lines.
Streetsblog USA
May 10, 2016, 8am PDT
The number of people parking at the new Gold Line light rail station in Azusa, California is outstripping the available supply of parking spaces, forcing many onto surrounding residential streets, which now has neighbors up in arms.
San Gabriel Valley Tribune
April 24, 2016, 7am PDT
The new Sound Transit light rail link between downtown, Capitol Hill, and the University of Washington is already drawing a crowd.
Seattle Transit Blog
April 15, 2016, 5am PDT
If you've been waiting for a nice crossover of the Star Wars universe and the planning and urban design universe, here it is.
Gizmodo
April 8, 2016, 12pm PDT
The Purple Line light rail route will connect Bethesda and New Carrollton in Maryland.
The Washington Post
April 7, 2016, 1pm PDT
Since a March opening greeted with fanfare for its on-time and under budget delivery, local business are crediting the new light rail line connecting Downtown Seattle to Capitol Hill with big sales bumps.
KUOW
March 16, 2016, 2pm PDT
A $1.9 billion light rail extension, connecting to the University of Washington campus and the Capitol Hill neighborhood, will open to the public this weekend.
KUOW
March 9, 2016, 11am PST
A controversy has emerged over the future of transportation in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia, especially as it relates to demographics of the coveted "millennial workforce" variety.
The Virginian Pilot
January 29, 2016, 11am PST
Nashville residents are being asked to choose their preference among a menu of transit planning options. The most expensive version of the plan would cost $5.4 billion, the least $800 million.
The Tennessean
January 2, 2016, 9am PST
To alleviate tourist traffic and serve residents, the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada has unveiled a long-term plan to invest billions in transit improvements including light rail and an expanded monorail.
Las Vegas Sun
December 30, 2015, 9am PST
It was a big year for transit in Houston: two new light rail lines launched operation and the regional bus system got a makeover on the high frequency grid model. Ridership is also up.
Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County
December 27, 2015, 1pm PST
A streak of landmark years for public transit in Sun Belt cities from the West Coast to the Florida Panhandle will continue in 2016.
The Urban Edge
December 26, 2015, 5am PST
A complaint filed with the U.S. Department of Transportation alleges that Maryland Gov. Hogan's decision to cancel the long-planned Red Line rail project violates the Civil Rights Act.
The Washington Post- Wonkblog
December 5, 2015, 11am PST
Since 2011, the controversial Jerusalem Light Rail system has been a driving force behind the renewal and reintegration of some areas of the old city. In addition, the Jerusalem Business District is being planned as the city's new economic hub.
Cities of the Future
December 5, 2015, 7am PST
Residents of Staten Island suffer from very long commutes, and many rely on cars. The New York City Council has proposed a study to determine how additional transit could be implemented in the borough.
SI Live
November 21, 2015, 1pm PST
A lot of promises get made in the hopes of building political support in transit options like light rail. Perhaps, however, officials in Los Angeles should stop promising that transit will alleviate congestion.
Los Angeles Times
November 18, 2015, 10am PST
One of the busiest corridors in Northern Virginia, both in traffic and development, is under consideration for a new transit line.
WAMU