Light Rail

November 11, 2010, 7am PST
Jonna McKone asks, "How can transportation and urban development—from housing to public spaces to landscaping—repair a blighted American city?"
TheCityFix
October 21, 2010, 8am PDT
Feasibility studies underway in Abu Dhabi predict that a new light rail tram network could be operational by 2014.
Arabian Business
October 7, 2010, 5am PDT
The Saudi Arabian capital of Jeddah is looking to build a $5.6 billion light rail system.
Agence France Presse
September 23, 2010, 11am PDT
Rick Harrison tells a parable of a small businessman who's auto shop is decimated when a traffic engineer decides to put a median on the adjoining road, eliminating left turns into his shop. Will light rail essentially do the same?
New Geography
September 16, 2010, 11am PDT
Tampa's light rail line to the airport could be completed three years early, if an upcoming ballot measure passes that would create a tax increase to pay for the rush job.
Tampa Bay Online
September 14, 2010, 7am PDT
Officials in Australia have announced plans to recast downtown Sydney as a pedestrian-friendly central business district.
ABC
September 1, 2010, 5am PDT
A proposal in L.A. to use recently approved funding to push 30 years of transportation projects into the next decade has elicited a protest from the city's Bus Riders Union.
Streetsblog L.A.
August 31, 2010, 2pm PDT
A new study from The Journal of Preventative Medicine says that drivers in Charlotte, North Carolina who switched to riding the Lynx Light Rail lost an average of 6 1/2 pounds.
Fox Charlotte
August 31, 2010, 7am PDT
Work has begun on a long-sought rail line linking downtown Denver to the city's international airport.
USA Today
August 6, 2010, 5am PDT
An environmental impact study will be launched to look at a possible 9.3-mile light rail line in Detroit. <em>Time</em>'s blog questions whether it's really such a smart move to build the line.
Time
August 5, 2010, 1pm PDT
New transit facilities attract lots of foot traffic, but while the facility is being built the construction clutter drives potential customers away. A new program in Minneapolis attempts to preserve local businesses through the debris.
Next American City
August 3, 2010, 2pm PDT
With mounting traffic and road space at a premium, a Chinese company is proposing a unusual new idea for public transportation -- a bus/light rail system that cars can drive underneath.
Geek.com
July 11, 2010, 5am PDT
Light rail is expanding to Los Angeles' Westside, and with it is coming a wave of transit-oriented developments.
The New York Times
July 8, 2010, 5am PDT
Many things came together for light rail to come to Charlotte, starting in 1996. Key was perseverance by a conservative mayor, a volunteer group that started a historic trolley, voters who supported a sales tax, and experienced transit professionals
Grist: Cities of the Future
July 7, 2010, 7am PDT
A proposed move of the Tampa Bay Rays professional baseball team has officials in the region scrambling to make plans for a new rail line to accommodate the team's future home.
St. Petersburg Times
May 27, 2010, 5am PDT
Plans to expand Charlotte's CATS light rail system to a nearby university could be delayed by a decade or more.
The Charlotte Observer
May 20, 2010, 7am PDT
Despite uncertainties about funding and objections from the city's mayor, Toronto's light rail plans are moving ahead, according to transit officials.
Global Toronto
April 27, 2010, 6am PDT
In Tampa, voters can't seem to untangle an upcoming one-cent sales tax to fund light rail with the Obama administration's recent $1.25 billion award for high-speed rail, though the funding is completely separate.
The St. Petersburg Times
April 22, 2010, 5am PDT
Tysons Corner, Virginia, represents an unlikely pilot project for "desprawling" America's suburbs, but the expansion of Metro rail through the town has been seized by local officials as an opportunity to revamp the city's urban form and density.
Good
April 20, 2010, 9am PDT
Changing demographics and transit demands in the Phoenix area are causing transit planners to rethink where the region's light rail system should expand.
The Arizona Republic