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The Board of Directors for the Regional Transportation District has given a preliminary green light to accelerate planning work on the B Line extension from Denver to Boulder and Longmont.
CPR News
March 1, 2021, 6am PST
The plan, which looks more than two decades into the future, seeks to modernize the city's transit system, address inequities, and improve regional connectivity.
WHYY
February 26, 2021, 6am PST
A new proposal would improve wait times for area buses and bring more households within walking distance to transit stops.
NOLA.com
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
November 20, 2020, 7am PST
The Utah Transit Authority is proposing a new approach to transit service design for the counties on the Wasatch Front, focusing changes on a "core route network" of frequent service.
The Salt Lake Tribune
November 13, 2020, 5am PST
Coronavirus and a heavy rail project doomed a transit sales tax in Gwinnett County, Georgia, according to this election post-mortem.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
November 8, 2020, 9am PST
The regional planning organization for the four-county area around Puget Sound has adopted a new long-term plan for the future.
The Urbanist
October 13, 2020, 7am PDT
The Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA) is moving forward with a groundbreaking policy to consider regional economic inequities when evaluating potential highway projects.
The Plain Dealer
October 1, 2020, 6am PDT
Gwinnett County voters living have rejected proposals to pay taxes for the MARTA transit system before, so the latest proposal for a transit sales tax is going to great lengths to prove its local control bonafides.
SaportaReport
September 30, 2020, 7am PDT
The Ohio Department of Transportation wants to add lanes to Interstate 77 outside Akron to reduce congestion. Some local officials think the project will connect the region to the East Coast; others think the money would be better spent locally.
Cleveland.com
September 2, 2020, 11am PDT
Under new board president Rex Richardson, the Southern California Association of Governments—the country's largest MPO—has pledged to combat racism through regional planning, including equitable housing development.
California Planning & Development Report
September 1, 2020, 12pm PDT
A proposal to link local and regional buses with the East Link light rail expansion in Mercer Island, already under construction, threatens to boil over into the courtroom.
Mercer Island Reporter
August 24, 2020, 8am PDT
The saga of the three-county sales tax upon which the future of Caltrain depends is now in the hands of voters.
KTVU
August 13, 2020, 6am PDT
The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) revealed a draft system redesign this week.
Cleveland.com
August 12, 2020, 10am PDT
Knowing is half the battle, and most people have a lot to learn about metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) and how they maintain the status quo of transportation planning and spending in the United States.
DOTs and State Level Steez
August 3, 2020, 5am PDT
A new report explores the untapped housing opportunities for the region around New York City, and suggests planning tools for adding hundreds of thousands of housing units without building hundreds of thousands of new buildings.
Regional Plan Association
July 27, 2020, 6am PDT
The Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA) is considering a new policy that will add considerations about regional economic inequities when evaluating potential highway projects.
The Plain Dealer
July 23, 2020, 10am PDT
A regional plan for the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area is available for public comment.
San Francisco Chronicle
July 23, 2020, 9am PDT
Elected officials in San Francisco and Santa Clara counties have produced a counter proposal after killing a proposed sales tax last week.
The Mercury News
July 16, 2020, 12pm PDT
Advocates are concerned about the possibility of Caltrain entirely shutting down—less than a year after the commuter rail line seemed positioned for a massive expansion of service.
The Daily Journal