Groups File Suit Over Penn Station Redevelopment
A coalition of community groups claims that current plans are designed to benefit developers and don’t guarantee improvements for transit riders.
L.A.'s Union Station Turns 80 and Looks to the Future
Ridership is down and the station has struggled in recent years, but new plans could help revive the 80-year-old historic landmark.
Chicago Could Get More From New Damen El Stop
Steven Vance argues that the city is missing an opportunity to zone for and create housing in and around the new Damen Green Line stop.
Construction to Begin on Two Metra Stations in Libertyville
Metra is revamping to the downtown train station in the Chicago suburb of Libertyville.
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.
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.
PATH to Ruin: New York Builds the World's Costliest Train Station
Stephen Jacob Smith examines how high emotions, grand designs, poor negotiating, and "extreme politicization" drove the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to build the world's most expensive train station in Lower Manhattan.
Redesign Near Train Station to Create New Gateway in Philadelphia
Plans are emerging to revamp the public space surrounding Philadelphia's 30th Street train station to create a more vibrant way to enter the city.
Recasting the Station as the Neighborhood Nucleus
Zoning changes around the train station in New Carrollton, Maryland seek to redefine the city into a more vibrant, walkable area. The changes have received preliminary approval.
Wendell Cox, New Urbanist?
Wendell Cox reviews Atlanta's new Atlantic Station, and is pleasantly surprised to find lots of parking underneath the New Urbanist-style development. Could this be the inevitable blend of urban and suburban?
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