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
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.
Oct 7, 2015   Los Angeles Times
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.
Sep 16, 2015   Honolulu Star-Advertiser
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) is exploring alignments for a new light rail line.
Sep 16, 2015   Urbanize LA
Cities traditionally thought of as car-centric are putting ambitious light rail plans at the center of ambitious plans for transit.
Sep 16, 2015   Houston Chronicle
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.
Sep 11, 2015   The Dallas Morning News
TriMet will get a new addition to its rail system later this month, when it opens the new Orange Line.
Sep 4, 2015   The Oregonian
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.
Aug 27, 2015   AZ Central
Observers are closely monitoring whether a hotly contested light rail extension into Elk Grove and South Sacramento County lives up to its promise.
Aug 24, 2015   Sacramento Bee
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.
Aug 24, 2015   East Valley Tribune
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.
Aug 17, 2015   Governing Magazine