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3 days ago
D.C. Metro Seeks Public Input on Proposed Service Cuts
Greater Greater Washington
5 days ago
The first-ever Bus Rapid Transit system for the region surrounding Atlanta is making progress, and ready to hire consultants.
SaportaReport
October 1, 2020, 6am PDT
Gwinnett County voters living have rejected proposals to pay taxes for the MARTA transit system before, so the latest proposal for a transit sales tax is going to great lengths to prove its local control bonafides.
SaportaReport
September 27, 2020, 11am PDT
Federal grant funding awarded recently takes a critical step toward making high-speed intercity rail service a reality between North Carolina and Virginia.
The News & Observer
September 21, 2020, 7am PDT
The N Line between Denver and its northern suburbs opens today to the public, but N Line trains are expected to carry far fewer passengers, and lower frequencies, than originally planned.
The Denver Post
September 17, 2020, 12pm PDT
A $1.9 billion project to add a second set of rail tracks to the Long Bridge that connects Virginia to D.C. is ready to move forward with a recently completed Environmental Impact Statement.
The Virginia Mercury
September 14, 2020, 9am PDT
With the Northgate link light rail expansion project nearing completion and the effects of the pandemic lingering, Sound Transit will change its bus routes in 2021. The transit authority focuses on equity in plotting the route changes.
The Urbanist
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
August 20, 2020, 6am PDT
An ambitious program to add 20 miles of bus lanes and protected bus ways in the city of New York has been diminished by political opposition in parts of the city.
StreetsBlog NYC
August 17, 2020, 9am PDT
The Madison Bus Rapid Transit LIne, also known as the RapidRide G Line, got a green light from federal authorities to move forward in the grant funding process.
Seattle Department of Transportation
August 17, 2020, 5am PDT
It's a case of arrested development, as local opposition has derailed ambitious plans to greatly expand bus priority on streets around the city of New York.
New York Post
August 13, 2020, 6am PDT
The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) revealed a draft system redesign this week.
Cleveland.com
August 4, 2020, 7am PDT
A $7 billion transit investment plan for Austin would include $300 million toward preventing displacement of communities in neighborhoods located near planned transit investments.
KUT
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 23, 2020, 7am PDT
Important changes are necessary to promote racial equity in transit policy, governance, and agency recruitment, according to Darnell Grisby, director of policy development at the American Public Transit Association.
Bloomberg CityLab
July 22, 2020, 5am PDT
The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority has faced budget crunches before, but never one like the budget crisis caused by the pandemic.
The New York Times
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
July 15, 2020, 6am PDT
Bad news for one of the most innovative transportation planning schemes in the country, with long-term impacts on planning and construction in New York City.
New York Daily News
July 14, 2020, 6am PDT
Three new stretches of street will prioritize bus traffic in Washington, D.C. in the name of faster service and social distancing.
DCist