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Regional Transit

October 26, 2019, 11am PDT
Improvements to the commuter rail connections between Los Angeles and Orange counties are among the possibilities for the future of rail planning in California as uncertainty about high-speed rail continues.
Los Angeles Times
October 10, 2019, 9am PDT
The city's monorail has operated separately from other systems in the region, but now riders can pay fares using the ORCA cards that work for other transit systems in the region.
The Urbanist
October 2, 2019, 8am PDT
Project priorities for the Faster Bay Area ballot initiative, speculatively proposed for the November 2020 election, have not yet been specified. But BART's new general manager has ideas about the money could be spent.
The Mercury News
September 26, 2019, 5am PDT
The recently formed Atlanta-Region Transit Link Authority released a new regional transit plan.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
August 8, 2019, 12pm PDT
The agency wants to increase service and extend its infrastructure to move Caltrain from a commuter rail system to an integrated urban transit network.
The Mercury News
April 3, 2019, 9am PDT
The third time was not the charm for a transit sales tax in Gwinnett County, Georgia.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
February 26, 2019, 2pm PST
Suburban Gwinnett County could change the course of its history by finally voting to connect to the Atlanta region's transit network.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
January 20, 2019, 9am PST
Branding and bus rapid transit go hand in hand.
The Urbanist
January 9, 2019, 10am PST
Trinity Metro ended up delaying the opening of the new TexRail line for five days—from Saturday, January 5, until Thursday, January 10.
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
December 4, 2018, 5am PST
The North-South Rail Link has been under discussion in the Boston region for Decades now. A new 'Rail Vision' process continues the discussion again.
Sentinel & Enterprise News
August 9, 2018, 12pm PDT
Metra is revamping to the downtown train station in the Chicago suburb of Libertyville.
Daily Herald
July 24, 2018, 7am PDT
Transit supporters in the Detroit region suffered a setback last week, but the hope is that they've only lost a battle, not the war, for regional transit.
Detroit Free Press
May 26, 2018, 9am PDT
A controversial vote sets a "fix it first" agenda for regional transit planning—the implications of this decision could potentially reach far beyond the scope of this single project.
The San Francisco Chronicle
March 25, 2018, 7am PDT
The proposal promises a one-hour commute between Vancouver and Seattle.
The Urbanist
February 22, 2018, 12pm PST
BART passengers could someday see a second route across the San Francisco Bay, with a parallel but totally new alignment and crossing points on the either side of the bay.
The San Francisco Chronicle
January 23, 2018, 12pm PST
More than buses and trains are doing well in the Seattle region. Ridership on the state system of ferries has also climbed steadily in recent years.
The Urbanist
January 21, 2018, 5am PST
The failure of suburb-to-suburb bus service run by the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) offers lessons in regional transit planning.
Greater Greater Washington
November 15, 2017, 5am PST
Bidding for the second Amazon headquarters got the creative juices flowing in Detroit, and one outcome is a new regional transit plan
Detroit Free Press
June 19, 2017, 2pm PDT
An advocate for the Cotton Belt line to connect Dallas with suburbs to the north is tired of the project taking a backseat to the transit interests of the urban core.
The Dallas Morning News
Blog post
March 6, 2017, 7am PST
The developers of San Francisco’s Transbay Transit Center say it has the potential to change travel patterns in the region and land use in the neighborhood, as did New York City’s Grand Central Terminal. How realistic is this promise?
Linda Day