Phoenix Light Rail Extension Opens Two Years Early
Valley Metro’s Northwest light rail extension brings the Phoenix light rail system to a total of 30 miles.
San Diego Trolley Nation’s Most Popular Light Rail
The system's ridership benefited from an extension project and free transit for youth.
The Variable Benefits of Streetcars
An analysis of several streetcar systems shows that they bring different benefits based on a community’s goals.
Revitalizing Texas: Sustainable Rail Solutions
An argument for why investing in trains is the key to sustainable growth and economic success in the Lone Star State.
Seattle Needs More Railcars
Sound Transit needs more cars to accommodate its ridership, particularly during special events and peak times.
Omaha Streetcar Breaks Ground
The city aims to bring back its once-extensive streetcar network.
New Study Commissioned for Atlanta BeltLine Transit
The study will assess alignment options for a 13-mile segment of the greenway.
Dallas Nixes Subway Plan
A proposed subway line was removed from DART’s 20-year plan, with the agency citing low ridership projections and local opposition.
D.C. Leads the Nation for Transit Recovery
Ridership on the region’s rail systems is rebounding faster than other major transit systems.
Skyline Rail, Now Serving Honolulu
In a historic day for public transit, Skyline Rail, a project once deemed the worst transit project in the United States due to extreme cost overruns and construction delays, finally opened to the public at the end of June.
Details Start to Emerge for Revived Baltimore Red Line
The long-awaited east-west transit line is moving forward with support from a new governor, but still has a long road ahead.
Texas Attorney General Calls Project Connect Funding Scheme Illegal
The massive transit project’s unique funding scheme could run afoul of state law.
Honolulu Light Rail to Open in June
The city’s first light rail line will finally begin service after more than a half century of planning.
San Jose Rail Extension Clinches Final Funding Piece
The new line will expand rail service to more communities in the South Bay.
Austin’s Project Connect Faces More Hurdles
Two proposed bills in the Texas state legislature call for more voter oversight of the mass transit project, which could imperil the transit expansion approved by voters in 2020.
Denver-Area Rail Service Disruptions Expected During Maintenance Work
RTD is beginning maintenance on retaining walls along its southeastern light rail lines that is expected to last roughly six months.
St. Louis Train Expansion Planning Receives Federal Funding
The Bi-State Development Agency received roughly $7.4 million for efforts to expand the city’s MetroLink train system.
Inland Empire Cities Cry Foul on Light Rail Funding
Cities in San Bernardino County are questioning California state funding processes that failed to allocate any state dollars to an inland rail extension, opting instead to fund more ‘splashy’ L.A.-area projects.
Atlanta Proposed Rail Line to Become Bus Rapid Transit
MARTA officials argue that bus rapid transit will be faster and more cost-effective than the originally proposed light rail option.
The U.S. Lags in High-Quality Transit Investment
While other countries are boosting investment in their light and heavy rail systems, transit projects in U.S. cities have slowed, signaling diminished commitment to transit expansion.
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