December 9, 2019, 12pm PST
The former Blue Line, now the A Line, with service from Log Beach to Los Angeles, was shut down in segments for ten months (originally scheduled for eight) for repairs. The weeks since the reopening have been marred spotty, slow service.
October 25, 2019, 2pm PDT
Over a century ago, the Pacific Electric Railway operated a line between downtown Los Angeles and Long Beach that competed its journey ten minutes faster than LA Metro's Blue Line does. What gives?
October 21, 2019, 8am PDT
The Blue Line light rail line, connecting Los Angeles and Long Beach, is almost finished with a $350 million repair program. When it reopens to service it will be called the A Line.
January 7, 2019, 9am PST
Metro will close several stretches of the Blue and Green lines as it completes $350 million worth of upgrades and opens the new Crenshaw Line. More than 100,000 daily riders may be inconvenienced.
Long Beach Press-Telegram
October 18, 2018, 5am PDT
A missing link in Boston's subway system could be built for a lower price and on an accelerated timeline.
September 26, 2018, 9am PDT
Like many cities, L.A. already has two trains in the blue color family. With more rail projects in the works, some think it's time to update the system.
February 22, 2018, 2pm PST
One of the most heavily used rail lines in the country, the Metro Blue Line in Los Angeles County, will be closed for eight months in 2019.
Long Beach Press Telegram
February 14, 2018, 12pm PST
A planned extension of the Metro Blue Line north from Minneapolis depended on eight miles of BNSF track.
February 14, 2018, 8am PST
CTA upgrades will speed up trains and increase capacity for four train lines in the city.
January 29, 2018, 8am PST
Bus riders, comprising about three-quarters of Los Angeles Metro ridership, declined 21 percent since 2013, But it wasn't just bus routes—two light rail lines also lost riders.
January 24, 2018, 10am PST
As the second busiest bus corridor in the area, Vermont Avenue is currently a candidate for bus rapid transit. But would rail be a better choice?
July 2, 2017, 11am PDT
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) appears to be taking a break from its perpetual expansion projects to make some improvements to the heavily used but aging Blue Line.
March 16, 2017, 7am PDT
Zoning around Chicago's public transit in relatively affluent areas won't allow for density or any kind of housing other than single family homes.
March 10, 2016, 12pm PST
This month, the city of Chicago will choose a team of engineers to brainstorm an express rail line to O'Hare Airport. The plan has come under criticism for diverting future resources away from transit in low-income areas.
December 27, 2015, 1pm PST
A streak of landmark years for public transit in Sun Belt cities from the West Coast to the Florida Panhandle will continue in 2016.
July 13, 2015, 11am PDT
Plans to construct a prestigious express line to O'Hare airport may be overkill. The existing Blue Line, which could benefit from some investment, already connects downtown Chicago and the airport.
March 28, 2014, 10am PDT
A new paper in the Regional Science and Urban Economics journal presents a lukewarm review of the Minneapolis Blue Line’s impact on development through 2010—doing little to buoy the market during the Great Recession.
Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune
January 15, 2014, 2pm PST
Preparations for the $1.6 billion Blue Line extension project in Charlotte, North Carolina, are nearing completion. Officials have penciled in March to begin construction on the 9.3-mile light rail line.
February 4, 2013, 11am PST
Dave Sotero reflects on the "mammoth undertaking" necessary to build L.A.'s modern subway system. He begins with the completion of the first phase of the Metro Red Line 20 years ago, and ends with a look at its promising future.