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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
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
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
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
June 12, 2020, 5am PDT
A new report imagines more robust service on one of Metra's regional commuter lines in Chicago.
Streetsblog Chicago
January 22, 2020, 12pm PST
Transit planners in the region around Toronto are planning a "parking modernization" program that will charge for parking at GO stations and hope to provide new ways to access the system—without a car.
The Globe and Mail
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