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Light Rail Transit

6 hours ago
Homeless and working class riders won't have the shelter and mobility offered by Green Line trains in the Twin Cities, as Metro Transit cuts overnight service.
Star Tribune
6 days ago
The Green Line extension will bring light rail service from Boston to Somerville and Medford, when it's done.
The Boton Globe
August 12, 2019, 8am PDT
The never-before-used design is already being built.
The Seattle Times
August 7, 2019, 9am PDT
New evidence reveals the deep involvement of Koch Industries funding in the Phoenix anti-light rail campaign.
Phoenix New Times
June 24, 2019, 2pm PDT
The Southwest Corridor light rail project has a preferred alternative route, but there's still a lot of work to do before the ambitious project can begin construction, much less begin shuttling riders between Portland and Bridgeport Village.
The Oregonian
June 15, 2019, 7am PDT
Several alternative routes are still under consideration for a planned light rail route included in Houston's METRONext long-range transit plan, in progress ahead of a vote by residents in November.
Houston Chronicle
April 29, 2019, 9am PDT
A regional transportation planning authority, comprised of local representatives that tilt representation away from the urban core, rejected a voter-approved proposal for light rail in Southern Nevada.
Las Vegas Sun
March 19, 2019, 9am PDT
Anyone hoping for rail transit down one of Los Angeles' busiest transit corridors will have to wait awhile.
Urbanize.LA
March 9, 2019, 11am PST
Cost and economic development considerations supersede mobility considerations in the planning for Charlotte's planned light rail line.
WFAE
February 18, 2019, 5am PST
Big changes are in store for one of the busiest transit lines in New Orleans.
The New Orleans Advocate
February 7, 2019, 11am PST
Anti-light rail activists gathered enough signatures to qualify a controversial measure on the August ballot.
Arizona Republic
January 29, 2019, 10am PST
Better integration between San Diego's various transit modes—trolley (light rail), bus, bus rapid transit, and active transit—are key to increasing use and housing options, argues AVRP planner Howard Blackson III.
UrbDeZine
December 30, 2018, 11am PST
A big feature story celebrates the first ten years of Valley Metro Rail.
Arizona Central
November 26, 2018, 1pm PST
Construction of the Crenshaw Line in Los Angeles will go later than expected. Metro now expects the light rail line to open in 2020.
Los Angeles Times
November 21, 2018, 12pm PST
A great sigh of relief from transit planners in the Pacific Northwest (and probably the rest of the country as well).
The Seattle Times
November 16, 2018, 10am PST
Doug Ford's Progressive Conservative government is proving to be a harsh critic of plans for light rail transit in Mississauga.
The Star
November 5, 2018, 7am PST
The Portland City Council has approved Oregon Metro's Southwest Corridor plan.
The Oregonian
September 26, 2018, 10am PDT
Transit advocates are saying the Koch Brothers are responsible for a sudden outbreak of controversy surrounding the South Central Light Rail Extension in Phoenix.
Arizona Republic
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 3, 2018, 2pm PDT
At-grade light rail has a hard time safely and efficiently traversing Downtown San Jose on Second Street. A new pilot project will look to improve the situation.
The Mercury News