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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
November 1, 2015, 1pm PST
There are a number of areas of planning that offer planners a role, but are not necessarily at the front of our minds. At the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning Conference, researchers shared results that can impact practice.
October 20, 2015, 7am PDT
As Houston, Dallas and other sun belt cities build out their light-rail systems, some are asking if the investment is worth it.
October 7, 2015, 9am PDT
A report by Next 10 takes the form of a scorecard for six light and heavy rail networks. Rail that serves existing urbanized areas scored the highest.
September 16, 2015, 1pm PDT
Add another $200 million to the $910 million shortfall already facing Honolulu's rail project. The changing circumstances surrounding the project won't make it any easier to create a viable funding plan to make up the difference.
September 16, 2015, 8am PDT
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) is exploring alignments for a new light rail line.
September 16, 2015, 7am PDT
Cities traditionally thought of as car-centric are putting ambitious light rail plans at the center of ambitious plans for transit.
September 11, 2015, 6am PDT
The Dallas City Council has given preliminary approval to a proposed light rail line, currently called D2, which would add service capacity to the downtown core.
September 4, 2015, 12pm PDT
TriMet will get a new addition to its rail system later this month, when it opens the new Orange Line.
August 27, 2015, 6am PDT
Phoenix voters, by 55 percent according to preliminary results, chose to increase their sales tax from .4 to .7 percent on Tuesday, continuing until 2051 to pay for $17 billion in transportation improvements.
August 24, 2015, 2pm PDT
Observers are closely monitoring whether a hotly contested light rail extension into Elk Grove and South Sacramento County lives up to its promise.
August 24, 2015, 12pm PDT
The Valley Metro Rail system launched a new light rail extension over the weekend that connects the city of Mesa into Phoenix, Tempe and to the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.
August 17, 2015, 7am PDT
A seven-year-old light rail line has beaten ridership projections and transformed neighborhoods in Phoenix. Now, one of the nation's most sprawling cities considers where to expand the system—and how to pay for it.
August 14, 2015, 10am PDT
As the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority wraps up a study of expanding into suburban Amherst, support from the community "is stronger than it’s been in decades."
August 2, 2015, 11am PDT
Two adjacent properties in downtown Durham totaling 18 acres were recently purchased by developers planning for intensive mixed use projects near the former tobacco warehouse district and future light rail station.
The Raleigh News & Observer