BART Station

New South Bay BART Stations See Disappointing Ridership

Introduced during the pandemic in an area where many residents now work remotely, the new stations have failed to attract new commuters.

December 29, 2020 - Mercury News

East Berlin

Berlin Plans Massive Investment in Rail

A new Transit Master Plan will spend approximately €2 billion a year on tram, rail, and bus improvements.

March 4, 2019 - CityLab

Amtrak ACS-64

Chicago to St. Louis Amtrak Still Not Up to Speed

The higher speed train route between the two cities, funded by the recession-era stimulus package, is capable of 90 to 110 mph, but is stuck at 78.

January 12, 2019 - St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Tucson, Arizona

Exploring Options for Tucson-Phoenix Rail

Brightline, a private train operator, is an intriguing option for train service to some rail advocates.

December 26, 2018 - Arizona Daily 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

Houten Train Station

The Trains of the Future Could Provide Much More Than Mobility

Renderings of Dutch trains imagine a variety of seating styles for a variety of activities, including working, socializing, and relaxing.

October 30, 2018 - Pop-Up City

Orlando Rail Transit

Orlando SunRail Opens Southern Expansion

SunRail's new expansion includes four new stations, stretching down to Poinciana in Osceola County.

August 16, 2018 - Global Rail News

BART Station Construction

Decision Deadline Coming Fast for San Jose BART Extension

BART and VTA officials must come to an agreement about whether to use a single- or double-bore tunnel for transit extension in San Jose, and time is running out.

April 4, 2018 - The Mercury News

BART System

BART Gets 10 New Rail Cars

Fewer seats and more room for standing commuters are among the updates to the rail cars coming to BART.

January 25, 2018 - San Francisco Chronicle

Youth Fare Discount Sees Results in Seattle

Many high school and grade school students in Seattle have been riding the city's Metro for free during the school year, now to encourage ridership during the summer, the city has been offering steep discounts for riders between 6-18 years old.

December 3, 2017 - Next City

FLV California train

California High-Speed Train Behind Schedule in the San Joaquin Valley

$2.5 billion in stimulus money to build a San Joaquin Valley high speed train has been spent, yet the train is still almost a decade from being ready to carry passengers across its entire run.

October 1, 2017 - Fresno Bee

A Subway Station in the Middle of Nowhere

Chongqing train station has become famous in China for its extremely isolated location, but its construction illustrates the ambition of the country’s building spree.

August 1, 2017 - CNN

Chicago Commuter Rail

Metra's Hyde Park Plan Leaves Too Many Behind

Chicago's Metra has the resources to create frequent transit for a large swath of the South Side. Instead, their plan supports only the most fortunate along that train line.

July 23, 2017 - South Side Weekly

Public Transit Korea

Seoul and the Future of Transit

South Korea's capital enjoys better stations and more complete coverage from a train system that gets less of its money from government subsidies and charges lower fares.

June 22, 2017 - Mic

BART Station Construction

BART to Open Extension to Milpitas Station in December

Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) officials are optimistic that a new BART station, with connections to VTA light rail, will open ahead of schedule.

May 4, 2017 - East Bay Times

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