The last round of capital investment made possible by a 2008 parks levy offers a chance to look further into the future in Bellevue, Washington.
The proposed Empire Station Complex project would link an upgraded Penn Station, the newly opened Moynihan Train Hall, and a tentative new terminal one block south of Penn Station.
The editorial board of the Los Angeles Times is unimpressed by a plan to build a monorail between the Westside and the San Fernando Valley in the city of Los Angeles.
Los Angeles Times
All the heavy rail, light rail, bus rapid transit, and commuter rail projects expected to open in North American in 2021.
Utah finds itself in a unique situation, with money to spend on expanding transit capacity at a time when many transit agencies are plotting layoffs and service reductions.
The Salt Lake Tribune
Mayor Lori Lightfoot is readying a new capital investment plan that will spur the local economy and change the way the city apportions its infrastructure funding.
A $7 billion transit investment plan for Austin would include $300 million toward preventing displacement of communities in neighborhoods located near planned transit investments.
The Rockefeller Foundation is launching a grant program intended to prevent displacement as Black and Latino communities experience the worst public health and economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
Smart Cities Dive
Investors are looking for safe places to park capital gains as volatility roils the stock market. Opportunity zone programs fit the bill.
Safety is not the priority at the T, according to a report released today.
The Boston Globe
Transit advocates don't see much to like in the state of Connecticut's big transportation spending plan—just more of the same.
A representative of the Regional Plan Association calls for Connecticut's political leadership to go even further in changing the transportation and land use planning paradigm in the state.
The Hartford Courant
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.
Los Angeles Times
There are some very large contingencies still left to resolve (like funding from the federal government) but revenues generated from congestion pricing are allowing for new levels of transit infrastructure spending.
The Chicago Transit Authority's largest-ever construction project, also one of its most controversial projects, will begin construction soon.
The never-before-used design is already being built.
The Seattle Times
Transit advocates were hoping the U.S. Government Accountability Office was finally going to expose the systematic failures of transit spending in the United States by comparing the practices of other countries.
Government Accountability Office
A 25 percent tariff on steel imports could eventually be passed to transit riders in the form of higher fares.
The Chicago Tribune
Mixed results and high costs are to be expected among the 89 public transit construction projects underway in 2019.
the transport politic
Funding allocations under consideration at the Puget Sound Regional Council give an indication of the region's public transit priorities.
Seattle Transit Blog