Regional Transit

Observers are closely monitoring whether a hotly contested light rail extension into Elk Grove and South Sacramento County lives up to its promise.
5 days ago   Sacramento Bee
Stephen Henderson pens a strongly worded response to the story of James Robertson, who commutes by foot up to 21 miles a day between Detroit and Rochester Hills. Robertson is a source of pride—the transit system that neglects the region, a disgrace.
Feb 9, 2015   Detroit Free Press
The remodeled Union Station in Denver led the national transit headlines in 2014, but that is just the centerpiece of a 120-mile network of transit lines approved ten years ago and only just beginning to come online.
Feb 2, 2015   The Denver Post
This week Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signed a series of bills passed during the State Legislature's recent lame-duck session that will have long-term impacts on the revival of Detroit and its suburbs, reports Kathleen Gray.
Dec 20, 2012   Detroit Free Press
Guangzhou, China's public transit network barely existed back in the late 1980s, when the Guangzhou Metro Corporation (GMC) was created to oversee its creation. Today they employ over 17,000 people and in 2010 GMC carried 1.18 billion passengers.
Oct 26, 2011   City Mayors
The Tampa Bay Area Regional Transportation Authority has released its Draft Regional Transportation Master Plan. The plan calls for hundreds of miles of new LRT and commuter rail lines and a massive increase in local bus networks.
Apr 28, 2009   www.TBARTA.com
With a recent infusion of $44 million and hopes for more from the federal stimulus package, regional light rail is gathering momentum in Detroit. Advocates see more than mobility in the struggling city's future.
Mar 17, 2009   The Detroit Free Press
<p>Mayors of Reading and Scranton, Pa. plead for presidential candidates to address substantive city-region issues, such as transit access, investment in high-tech industries and increased federal funding for sustainable infrastructure improvements.</p>
Apr 30, 2008   The Philadelphia Inquirer
<p>Forget major rail expansion. The Tampa Bay Area Regional Transit Authority hopes a new bill will first allow it to afford office space and hire an executive director.</p>
Apr 18, 2008   The Tampa Tribune