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Rail Transit

February 23, 2021, 10am PST
The editorial board of the Los Angeles Times is unimpressed by a plan to build a monorail between the Westside and the San Fernando Valley in the city of Los Angeles.
Los Angeles Times
February 17, 2021, 9am PST
It' down to two options for a rail transit connection over the Sepulveda Pass, following the path of Interstate 405 between the San Fernando Valley and the Westside of Los Angeles.
Urbanize LA
February 12, 2021, 8am PST
State lawmakers will have to approve a change in plans for how the California High-Speed Rail project will fund the ongoing work in the Central Valley.
The Mercury News
February 12, 2021, 5am PST
Platform improvements will close down another rail transit route in the D.C. region for three whole months.
Arl Now
February 11, 2021, 12pm PST
The CEO of the Regional Transportation District speculated recently about whether a planned extension of the B Line to Boulder was necessary or desirable. The governor doesn't think the speculation was necessary or desirable.
CPR News
February 11, 2021, 5am PST
Even while dealing with the economic fallout of the pandemic, Amtrak is forging forward with plans to expand intercity rail passenger service around the country.
Albany Times Union
February 9, 2021, 7am PST
A more concerted effort could bring together the state's recent plans and federal infrastructure investment to link the region and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Press Herald
February 7, 2021, 5am PST
The Federal Railroad Administration recently released a preliminary study of a proposed high-speed maglev train route between Baltimore and Washington, D.C.
The Washington Post
February 4, 2021, 12pm PST
The nation’s most populous state without an intercity passenger rail program could be the benefit of ambitions to expand the network of Amtrak service around the country.
All Aboard Ohio
December 28, 2020, 6am PST
A big approval and a significant delay—but otherwise 2020 has been a positive year for plans to extend the Chicago Transit Authority's Red Line by 5.6 miles to the south.
Chicago Sun-Times
December 10, 2020, 7am PST
The Portal Bridge is a key component of the larger Gateway Program that includes tunnels under the Hudson River. Fixing the Portal Bridge across the Hackensack River will provide tremendous relief to NJ Transit and Amtrak commuters.
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy
December 9, 2020, 11am PST
Utah finds itself in a unique situation, with money to spend on expanding transit capacity at a time when many transit agencies are plotting layoffs and service reductions.
The Salt Lake Tribune
October 27, 2020, 7am PDT
Amtrak is presented with the potential for two futures: In one is a $25 billion expansion to update national intercity rail with contemporary patterns of settlement. In the other is fiscal crisis and continued service cuts.
My San Antonio
October 14, 2020, 11am PDT
A group of regional experts and advocates provide details on how a win by former Vice President Joe Biden might change the direction of the Gateway Project to repair the rail link between New Jersey and New York.
The Bond Buyer
September 21, 2020, 7am PDT
The N Line between Denver and its northern suburbs opens today to the public, but N Line trains are expected to carry far fewer passengers, and lower frequencies, than originally planned.
The Denver Post
September 17, 2020, 12pm PDT
A $1.9 billion project to add a second set of rail tracks to the Long Bridge that connects Virginia to D.C. is ready to move forward with a recently completed Environmental Impact Statement.
The Virginia Mercury
September 15, 2020, 7am PDT
Amtrak officials say they need $4.9 billion in funding to prevent service and job losses.
Reuters via St. Louis Post-Dispatch
August 19, 2020, 7am PDT
In China, economic stimulus means high-speed rail spending—and lots of it.
Global Construction Review
July 7, 2020, 5am PDT
Buses in New York City are proving to be a crucial tool as New York recovers from a brutal experience at the beginning of the pandemic.
The New York Times
June 18, 2020, 9am PDT
The disappointment of 2020 has hit Amtrak particularly hard.
The Washington Post