Los Angeles is in the midst of expanding its light rail system. But a new idea to speed up the process has backfired and caused delays and major increases in estimated costs.
Dec 3, 2010 LA Weekly
Jonna McKone asks, "How can transportation and urban development—from housing to public spaces to landscaping—repair a blighted American city?"
Nov 11, 2010 TheCityFix
Feasibility studies underway in Abu Dhabi predict that a new light rail tram network could be operational by 2014.
Oct 21, 2010 Arabian Business
The Saudi Arabian capital of Jeddah is looking to build a $5.6 billion light rail system.
Oct 7, 2010 Agence France Presse
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?
Sep 23, 2010 New Geography
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.
Sep 16, 2010 Tampa Bay Online
Officials in Australia have announced plans to recast downtown Sydney as a pedestrian-friendly central business district.
Sep 14, 2010 ABC
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.
Sep 1, 2010 Streetsblog L.A.
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.
Aug 31, 2010 Fox Charlotte
Work has begun on a long-sought rail line linking downtown Denver to the city's international airport.
Aug 31, 2010 USA Today