Commuter Rail

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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.
Streetsblog Chicago
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.
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
December 28, 2018, 7am PST
A closer look at commuting and ridership shows the differences between urban and suburban transit patterns.
Pedestrian Observations
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.
Streetsblog USA
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.
Smart Cities Dive
August 16, 2018, 11am PDT
SunRail's new expansion includes four new stations, stretching down to Poinciana in Osceola County.
Global Rail News
August 12, 2018, 11am PDT
Planners are working quickly to refine a proposal for a $1.8 billion project connecting the 680 corridor in the East Bay Area to bedroom communities in the Central Valley.
The Mercury News
August 9, 2018, 12pm PDT
Metra is revamping to the downtown train station in the Chicago suburb of Libertyville.
Daily Herald
July 15, 2018, 7am PDT
Development around the University of Texas at Dallas is already complete in anticipation of a commuter rail line scheduled for completion in 2022.
The Dallas Morning News
July 12, 2018, 11am PDT
Philadelphia regional commuters will get some fancy new trains to ride.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
May 24, 2018, 1pm PDT
Ridership is declining on TriMet's Westside Extension Service, reflecting declines on other parts of the system. This commuter rail line, however, has its own unique set of issues.
The Oregonian
May 1, 2018, 2pm PDT
In addition to commuter trains hauled by an electric or diesel-powered locomotive, there are EMUs and DMUs, and come 2021, for the first time in North America, there should be a ZEMU thanks in part to a $30 million California transportation grant.
California Assembly Press Release
April 17, 2018, 1pm PDT
On April 9, FTA awarded $43 million for a new, 12-mile bus rapid transit line in Everett; $30 million to extend BRT 10 miles in Kansas City and $22.5 million to extend a North Bay commuter rail line two miles to a ferry terminal on San Francisco Bay.
AASHTO Journal
April 8, 2018, 7am PDT
What kind of service improvements would commuters need to shift rides away from the MTA subway and onto commuter rail systems like the Long Island Rail Road?
Crain's New York Business
April 2, 2018, 7am PDT
The msot recent proposal for new public transit to serve the Foxconn facility in Racine County: a commuter rail connection from Downtown Milwaukee.
Urban Milwaukee
January 27, 2018, 7am PST
Autonomous vehicles replacing fixed transit may be on the minds of many in the transportation world, but that's not stopping cities from upgrading and building around their transit lines.
Modern Cities