Red Line

CTA El Train

One Big Step Forward, One Small Step Back for Chicago Red Line Extension

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.

December 28, 2020 - Chicago Sun-Times

CTA Red Line

Red Line Extension to Chicago's Far South Side Making Steady Progress

A transit extension envisioned since the 1950s is this year making steady, tangible progress in the Windy City.

November 15, 2020 - WTTW

Indianapolis Bus Rapid Transit

Range Anxiety: Electric Buses Still Aren't Ready to Scale

Money intended for electric buses in Indianapolis will instead be spent on diesel buses.

March 5, 2020 - Indystar

Rock Island Line

Opinion: Improved Commuter Rail Services Would Better Serve Chicago’s South Side Residents

The city’s South Side residents need more transit options, but an extension of the Chicago Transit Authority’s Red Line would be a costly and less effective alternative.

February 23, 2020 - Chicago Tribune

Boston T

Tech Execs Call for More Public Transit Funding in the Boston Region

A Red Line train recently derailed on the T in Boston, providing the latest example of the need for drastic measures to course correct public transit in the region.

June 28, 2019 - The Boston Globe

Indianapolis Cityscape

Indianapolis' New BRT Stations and Buses Roll Out Soon; Here’s What They’re Like

The new Red Line bus rapid transit will include level boarding, pre-pay bus fare service at some stops, quiet electric buses, and USB chargers.

June 27, 2019 - Indianapolis Star

Chicago Transit

Chicago Gets Federal Money for TOD Planning Efforts to Accompany Red Line Extension

The long-discussed 130th Street Red Line stop gets federal money for planning transit-oriented development to accompany the proposed new station.

December 26, 2018 - Streetsblog


No Fare Hikes for Chicago in 2019 Budget

The Chicago Transit Agency 2019 includes a flyover at the Belmont train station, rehabs for two Blue Line stops, and Red and Purple Line modernizations, among other things.

October 27, 2018 - Streetsblog

CTA Train

Demolition Starts for CTA's Controversial Flyover Project

The Chicago Transit Authority's Red-Purple Bypass Project will add an additional track to speed up trains passing through the Belmont Station. The project requires the demolition of several neighborhood buildings.

March 9, 2018 - Chicago Tribune

Fulton County, Georgia's 40-Year Transit Plan Targets High Quality Bus Service

All of Fulton County, Georgia except Atlanta (which has its own transit plans) is moving forward with a new transit agenda.

February 3, 2018 - Reporter Newspapers

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