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A 37-mile commuter rail line under study in North Carolina could connect cities Raleigh, Cary, and Durham in North Carolina, but the system will cost a pretty penny, and it will have to succeed where light rail previously failed.
October 26, 2019, 11am PDT
Improvements to the commuter rail connections between Los Angeles and Orange counties are among the possibilities for the future of rail planning in California as uncertainty about high-speed rail continues.
October 11, 2019, 9am PDT
Sound Transit says its fare enforcement system is design to be unbiased, but analysis about fare evader data indicates disparities.
October 2, 2019, 6am PDT
A South Side Chicago neighborhood with a history of neglect and disinvestment will soon be adding a new train station on the regional commuter system.
August 28, 2019, 6am PDT
The agency is selling land outside of the city on a commuter rail line in a move that could become more common as a revenue-generating strategy.
August 22, 2019, 11am PDT
Primarily serving commuters in the Greater Los Angeles metro area, Metrolink just attained the highest annual ridership in its 27-year existence. Officials chalk up the increase to a significant investment in marketing.
August 8, 2019, 12pm PDT
The agency wants to increase service and extend its infrastructure to move Caltrain from a commuter rail system to an integrated urban transit network.
August 8, 2019, 6am PDT
Startups are increasingly abandoning the suburban office park to try their luck in denser urban cores. According to this study, good transit is one factor behind that trend. But it's not the only one.
May 31, 2019, 11am PDT
Rather than bonds, an op-ed makes the case for electronic tolls to pay for improvements to commuter rail lines between New York City and Connecticut.
April 26, 2019, 8am PDT
A new commuter line is open today in Denver, after facing challenges and delays that continue to plague other previously opened rail lines in the region.
April 19, 2019, 12pm PDT
A new station evaluation policy, expected for adoption by the Metra Board of Directors in May, would make it easier to shut down "underperforming" stations.
January 9, 2019, 10am PST
Trinity Metro ended up delaying the opening of the new TexRail line for five days—from Saturday, January 5, until Thursday, January 10.
December 28, 2018, 7am PST
A closer look at commuting and ridership shows the differences between urban and suburban transit patterns.
December 10, 2018, 12pm PST
Approval of two plans to bring new transit modes to the Atlanta region, reaching into the suburbs, mark a turning point in the transit history of the Southeast.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
December 4, 2018, 5am PST
The North-South Rail Link has been under discussion in the Boston region for Decades now. A new 'Rail Vision' process continues the discussion again.
Sentinel & Enterprise News
November 27, 2018, 5am PST
New rules adopted by the Federal Railroad Administration will make it easier for commuter rail and inter-city rail systems to operate cheaper and more efficient trains.
October 20, 2018, 1pm PDT
The Atlanta region could soon gain a commuter rail line similar to those found in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
October 11, 2018, 2pm PDT
TEXRail, a commuter rail line connecting Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport to downtown Fort Worth, is scheduled to begin service in several months. With it has come a surge of investment in transit-oriented development.
Fort Worth Business Press
August 23, 2018, 9am PDT
With a year-end deadline approaching, reports indicate progress by agencies and optimism that vulnerable systems will meet this year’s requirements.
August 16, 2018, 11am PDT
SunRail's new expansion includes four new stations, stretching down to Poinciana in Osceola County.