October 7, 2008, 1pm PDT
In the Bay Area, where transit and cycling are encouraged and on the rise, cyclists are increasingly turning towards folding bikes to enjoy unrestricted access to the two major rail systems, BART and Caltrain, due to conventional bike limitations.
Inside Bay Area
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