Light Rail

September 25, 2018, 1pm PDT
Tacoma is growing, so the city is expanding light rail and introducing bus rapid transit.
The Urbanist
September 17, 2018, 10am PDT
Emory College printed an editorial supporting a MARTA light rail line on the Clifton Corridor.
Emory News
September 8, 2018, 9am PDT
Seattle transit planners are working on a light rail extensions to West Seattle and Ballard, and trying to figure out which development alternatives are worth the cost.
KUOW
August 30, 2018, 7am PDT
The Phoenix City Council took a very early step in the process of delaying and potentially killing long-term plans for public transit in the city.
The Arizona Republic
August 29, 2018, 9am PDT
Planners behind a new 17-mile light rail system that will connect the cities and employers in the Research Triangle in North Carolina overcame a change of funding plans by the state.
The Herald Sun
August 18, 2018, 5am PDT
Miami developers the Melo Group are paying renters to give up parking spaces, even though they already built the garage.
Fast Company
August 1, 2018, 9am PDT
An extended Crenshaw Line would cut north-south through the middle of the Los Angeles basin, connecting three rail transit lines and some of the busiest buses in the county. Some don't want to wait 30 years for the plan to come to fruition.
Los Angeles Times
July 12, 2018, 5am PDT
A new network of buses, designed with the bus priority features, has been proposed in Miami. The catch: it would come at the expense of a promised rail extension program.
Miami Herald
June 6, 2018, 6am PDT
Increasing costs mean local agencies need to dig in their heels if they expect to receive funding from the federal government.
Minneapolis Star Tribune
May 24, 2018, 10am PDT
A federal grant will allow Sound Transit to double the length of Tacoma's light rail system.
Federal Transit Administration
April 21, 2018, 7am PDT
Seattle officials invited to Nashville to share insights from public transit success, as Davidson County mulls "Let's Move Nashville."
USA Today
February 14, 2018, 12pm PST
A planned extension of the Metro Blue Line north from Minneapolis depended on eight miles of BNSF track.
CBS Minnesota
February 4, 2018, 5am PST
When the Eagles and the Patriots face off this weekend, they'll do it at Minneapolis' U.S. Bank Stadium, a billion-dollar venue that "aspires to more than football."
The Philadelphia Inquirer
January 23, 2018, 10am PST
Checking in with the South Central light rail extension that will add six miles and 11 stations of light rail transit serviced in Phoenix.
Phoenix New Times
January 21, 2018, 1pm PST
Finally, the city seems to be reaping benefits from a major investment in public transportation.
The Urban Edge
January 11, 2018, 2pm PST
The non-profit Ability360 worked with members of its community, not only to advocate for a new light rail station, but to design a station that would fit the disabled community's needs.
Streetsblog USA
November 1, 2017, 8am PDT
Bus riders can expect two rounds of fare increases, plus service cuts along the light rail route.
Pasadena Star News
Blog post
October 31, 2017, 2pm PDT
Does light rail increase or decrease transit ridership? This article compares "bus only" metro areas to those which have recently built light rail lines.
Michael Lewyn
October 17, 2017, 11am PDT
For much of the 20th century, San Diego led the nation in public transit firsts. Unfortunately, the region has slipped to the bottom of national transit rankings. Planning activist Murtaza Baxamusa explains how it happened and the needed reform.
UrbDeZine
October 15, 2017, 5am PDT
An oversight committee has approved the Locally Preferred Alternative for the Review Corridor Streetcar project that will connect Downtown St. Paul to the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.
MinnPost