Yonah Freemark looks at how to increase rail ridership without adding trains.
Oct 29, 2010 the transport politic
Funds will be used to purchase and restore a 135-mile stretch of tracks between Kalamazoo and Dearborn so trains can operate at 79mph and then 110 mph. It is part of the Pontiac to Chicago high-speed corridor, currently operated by Amtrak.
Oct 29, 2010 Detroit Free Press
The District Department of Transportation recently released detailed plans for the new system, which has been in the making for more than 14 years.
Oct 28, 2010 The Washington Post
Time will tell whether this was a shrewd political move, saving the state billions of dollars, or a monumental failure of judgment. NJ must now repay the federal government $270 million; he forfeits $6 billion in transit, but prevents overrun costs.
Oct 28, 2010 Bloomberg News via Crain's New York Business
The University of California, Los Angeles has begun operations on a new kind of library -- one that rents bikes out to students.
Oct 28, 2010 KPCC
<em>Grist</em> talks with Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood about just what exactly "livable communities" are and how the government is planning to create them.
Oct 28, 2010 Grist
Suggestions of a county seceding from the Atlanta Regional Commission could threaten transportation funding in the region and hurt those towns looking to bow out, according to this column.
Oct 28, 2010 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Erik Weber of non-profit EMBARQ argues that bike sharing systems combine the benefits of cycling and public transit and is a sustainable solution for cities.
Oct 27, 2010 TheCityFix
The opening of a new 220-mph high speed train and the peak energy production at the Three Gorges Dam shows that China's been able to successfully launch major infrastructure project faster than the rest of the world.
Oct 27, 2010 MSNBC
Toronto's mayor-elect had campaigned on a platform that included plans to ditch the city's streetcar system. Now he seems to be backing away from that stance.
Oct 27, 2010 The Toronto Star