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June 7, 2021, 10am PDT
Riverside County's transportation commission is moving forward with a proposal to bring passenger rail from Los Angeles to Indio.
Urbanize Los Angeles
June 1, 2021, 8am PDT
Despite slowing population growth statewide, officials believe the region will "grow into" the new rail system if cities promote dense development around transit stations.
San Diego Union-Tribune
May 25, 2021, 8am PDT
U.S. commuter rail systems, primarily designed to bring workers to and from central business districts, must adapt to serve a broader population as the traditional workday changes.
Governing
May 2, 2021, 11am PDT
The sharp historic division between commuter rail and other forms of transit has limited the ability of regional rail systems to serve more users.
Governing
April 15, 2021, 7am PDT
Supporters of the Big Sky Passenger Rail Authority argue that a new train could spur economic development and provide a valuable service for the state's non-driving residents.
High Country News
March 28, 2021, 5am PDT
An idea to expand regional rail service around D.C. has new substance after the Greater Washington Partnership revealed the first details of a plan to convert the MARC and VRE commuter train systems into high-frequency, all-day regional service.
The Washington Post
March 21, 2021, 11am PDT
With a train-friendly administration in Washington, supporters of the project hope that state leaders will make a stronger commitment to funding the full project.
Streetsblog California
February 25, 2021, 6am PST
If completed, the North Atlantic Rail project could transform New England's transportation landscape.
Bloomberg CityLab
February 9, 2021, 7am PST
A more concerted effort could bring together the state's recent plans and federal infrastructure investment to link the region and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Press Herald
February 9, 2021, 6am PST
Expanding rail service to more communities in Maryland and D.C. could enhance the benefits of Virginia's recent investments in intercity rail.
The Virginia Mercury
January 22, 2021, 7am PST
Train trips via Amtrak may get a boost due to COVID-related concerns about flying.
USA Today
August 24, 2019, 11am PDT
A majority stake of Supervia, a train service in suburban Rio de Janiero, now belongs to a Japanese consortium.
Railway Gazette
July 27, 2019, 5am PDT
South Western Railway will be using its own solar panels to directly supply power to trains and partially eliminate its need for outside power.
Electrek
March 25, 2019, 10am PDT
The U.S. is an expensive place to build transit resources. A move from Congress to ban Chinese rail cars over espionage fears may exacerbate that problem.
Governing
February 1, 2019, 6am PST
A quarter of German long-distance trains ran behind schedule, and they're not likely to improve soon.
The Economist
January 18, 2019, 12pm PST
Rather than simply being punitive, the Dutch rail carrier is trying to find cost effective ways to collect fares and make riders feel welcome.
CityLab
January 15, 2019, 8am PST
Sam Raby argues that BART’s pay by distance fair structure exacerbates transit inequities.
Curbed
August 9, 2018, 1pm PDT
Mexico-Queretaro train project was halted in 2015 as part of PRI budget cuts, but the incoming administration says they're interested in restarting the project.
Mexico News Daily
August 6, 2018, 11am PDT
The new Antioch station is seeing ridership well over predictions, and some think there would be even more riders if there were more parking.
The San Francisco Chronicle
June 4, 2018, 11am PDT
Transit in general, and buses in particular, are losing riders, especially during off peak hours. Car pooling is down sharply as well.
theTransportPolitic