Light Rail

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.
Jan 29, 2016   The Tennessean
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.
Jan 2, 2016   Las Vegas Sun
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.
Dec 30, 2015   Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County
A streak of landmark years for public transit in Sun Belt cities from the West Coast to the Florida Panhandle will continue in 2016.
Dec 27, 2015   The Urban Edge
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.
Dec 26, 2015   The Washington Post- Wonkblog
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.
Dec 5, 2015   Cities of the Future
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.
Dec 5, 2015   SI Live
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.
Nov 21, 2015   Los Angeles Times
One of the busiest corridors in Northern Virginia, both in traffic and development, is under consideration for a new transit line.
Nov 18, 2015   WAMU
Blog Post
Earlier this month, planning academics from across the globe came together for the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning Conference. Blog Post
Nov 1, 2015   By Jennifer Evans-Cowley
As Houston, Dallas and other sun belt cities build out their light-rail systems, some are asking if the investment is worth it.
Oct 20, 2015   New Geography