August 11, 2008, 9am PDT
Officials in Honolulu recently approved a measure that will allow voters to decide whether to build a long-planned $4 billion rail system.
Honolulu Star-Bulletin
July 19, 2008, 5am PDT
<p>This article from the <em>San Francisco Chronicle</em> argues it's time for a national rail plan.</p>
The San Francisco Chronicle
July 16, 2008, 6am PDT
<p>Writer Benjamin J. Turon argues that we aren't in an energy crisis as much as a transportation crisis, and that we already have all the technology we need.</p>
The Daily Gazette, Schenectady
May 22, 2008, 2pm PDT
<p>In preparation for two major soccer tournaments -- the 2010 FIFA World Cup and the 2009 Confederations Cup -- South Africa is moving ahead on schedule in constructing major public transit systems in the events' host cities.</p>
BuaNews via AllAfrica.com
May 20, 2008, 12pm PDT
<p>With ridership up nationwide, the next president should start getting serious about investing in passenger rail service, argues a recent column.</p>
The Boston Globe
Blog post
May 18, 2008, 9pm PDT
A few weeks ago, I was reading yet another think-tank paper arguing against new rail projects. Amidst the sea of technical detail, one assertion bothered me: the common claim that bus service is more “flexible” than rail.
Michael Lewyn
May 5, 2008, 1pm PDT
<p>In the mid-1980s New Zealand sold its national rail assets to private industry in hopes of developing a profitable, efficient rail network. With deteriorating infrastructure and a desire for greener transit, the government has decided to buy it back.</p>
The New Zealand Herald
May 2, 2008, 5am PDT
<p>After declaring the planned Metro extension through Northern Virginia unfit for federal funds, the Federal Transit Administration has given tentative approval for the project, provided local governments contribute additional funding.</p>
The Washington Post
April 1, 2008, 10am PDT
<p>Former Russian president Vladimir Putin has announced his intentions to propose that Russia and the United States move forward with plans from the early 20th century to build a 64-mile tunnel between the two countries.</p>
The Times (UK)
March 11, 2008, 2pm PDT
<p>After three decades of planning, a new commuter rail line has opened in the San Diego area.</p>
The San Diego Union-Tribune
March 5, 2008, 10am PST
<p>A group of mechanical engineers is calling on planners and transportation officials to more aggressively pursue a modal shift from cars to rail to reduce carbon emissions in the UK.</p>
March 4, 2008, 11am PST
<p>This editorial from <em>The Washington Post</em> argues that re-planning the Washington D.C.-Dulles International Airport corridor for buses rather than trains is an idea that just won't work.</p>
The Washington Post
March 3, 2008, 7am PST
<p>Suburban Torontonians will get a $6 billion light rail service, thanks to a newly-announced extension funded by the provincial and federal governments.</p>
The Globe and Mail
February 27, 2008, 7am PST
<p>Plans are being floated to create better downtown linkage between three of L.A.'s rail lines -- an idea that some downtown residents are wary of.</p>
The Los Angeles Times