Trains

Conceptual rendering of proposed Dallas bullet train station

Central Texas Bullet Train Loses Steam

A proposed bullet train project between Houston and Dallas may have stalled for the last time as the Texas Central Railway CEO steps down.

June 17, 2022 - Houston Chronicle

MARTA Station

Atlanta Transit Agency Issues $1.3 Billion Budget

The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority says it is ‘well-positioned’ to resume pre-pandemic operations and make capital improvements in the coming years.

June 15, 2022 - Mass Transit

An Amtrak passenger train is shown on a spring day, rolling through a rural area in Missouri.

Amtrak Seeks $200 Million for Chicago Improvements

The agency wants to upgrade infrastructure and fix ‘long-standing deficiencies’ in its Chicago-area operations.

June 13, 2022 - Trains.Com

Denver Regional Transit

Colorado Proposal Would Fund Free Summer Transit

The state is weighing a plan to offer free transit rides during ozone-heavy months in an effort to improve the state's air quality.

March 30, 2022 - Colorado Public Radio

Orlando Rail Transit

Orlando Rail Driving Transit-Oriented Development

Central Florida's SunRail commuter train is spurring dozens of transit-oriented housing projects near its stations.

March 29, 2022 - Orlando Business Journal

SEPTA Station

Riders Getting Stuck in SEPTA Tunnels Due to Increased Security Measures

As ridership dropped during the pandemic, Philadelphia's transit agency started locking station doors to keep unhoused people from using the tunnels as shelter. Now, riders are becoming trapped inside.

March 21, 2022 - Billy Penn

Virgin Trains USA

Tampa Bay Moves Forward With High-Speed Rail Plans

The Brightline will connect Orlando to Tampa and reach speeds of up to 150 miles per hour.

March 17, 2022 - St. Pete Catalyst

Charlotte Light Rail

Charlotte Transit Agency Calls for New Sales Tax To Improve Service

The agency's CEO says the system needs more funding to make service improvements and make the shift to an electrified fleet.

March 1, 2022 - WFAE

New York City Subway Platform

New York Subway Will Pilot Platform Barriers To Improve Rider Safety

After a shocking death and an overall rise in violent crime at its stations, New York City's transit authority will install platform barriers to prevent intentional or accidental falls onto tracks.

February 24, 2022 - The New York Times

Hyperloop

Virgin Hyperloop Shifts to Cargo Transport, Lays Off Staff

The company sees cargo as a more promising and cost-efficient use of its technology.

February 24, 2022 - The Verge

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Harvard Graduate School of Design Executive Education

Affordable Housing: Principles for Changing Domestic and Global Markets

Harvard Graduate School of Design Executive Education

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