The rivalry between Dallas and Houston is well known, but Dug Begley recently made a compelling comparison between the two cities: their approach to commuter rail.
Jun 25, 2014 Houston Chronicle
With two new rail lines, serving east and southeast Houston, due to open later this year, early returns have been positive for the "North Line" extension of the city's Red Line.
Jun 19, 2014 Houston Chronicle
After clearing two lawsuits in February, and weathering a contentious mayoral election, the Honolulu light rail project is under construction.
May 14, 2014 Honolulu Civil Beat
After a recent report questioned the value Portland's light rail investments, a local journalist and a TriMet representative provide countering metrics of success.
May 10, 2014 The Oregonian
After a year of operation, Denver's 12.1-mile West Rail Line has provoked an ambivalent public response.
Apr 29, 2014 The Denver Post
Robert Trigaux wonders if the Tampa Bay metro area will be wake up to the country’s changing demands of transportation and end “the parochial arm wrestling over what kind (if any) of mass transit lies in its future.”
Apr 22, 2014 Tampa Bay Times
The answer to the question in the headline is “not very.” Thirty years into the initial experiment, however, light rail has not been the game changer it was hoped to be.
Apr 13, 2014 Atlantic Cities
Local officials agree that a light rail system from Miami to Miami Beach would work, and they have embarked on a partnership to win the funding to commence a study of a potential $532 million route.
Apr 4, 2014 Miami Herald
When it comes to allowing voters to decide whether to increase local or state taxes for transportation, the most common option by far is the local or state sales tax. But what about income taxes; has it been tried before? And for public transit only?
Mar 28, 2014 Nuvo
In a recent speech, Virginia Beach Mayor Will Sessoms announced that Virginia Governor Terry McAullife and Transportation Secretary Aubrey Layne have pledged financial support for a $1.3 billion light rail extension.
Mar 16, 2014 The Virginian-Pilot