Light Rail

May 26, 2011, 11am PDT
A new budget proposal in North Carolina could pull all funding for a long-planned extension of Charlotte's light rail system.
The Charlotte Observer
April 28, 2011, 11am PDT
Planners in Victoria, British Columbia, are proposing a new light rail line for the city. Despite its $1 billion price tag, the transit line is expected to see wide support.
CBC
March 11, 2011, 2pm PST
Enjoy this detailed demonstration of Detroit's Light Rail Proposal, using rap and LEGOs to communicate the message that light rail in the center of the road is better than then on the sides.
YouTube
February 25, 2011, 10am PST
A rapid transit system gets closer to reality in Honolulu as officials conduct groundbreaking ceremony, while some still object to the project for aesthetic reasons.
the transport politic
February 24, 2011, 6am PST
Ground has broken on Honolulu's long-planned rail system, but locals still worry that the new transit won't lure new development to town.
The Honolulu Star Advertiser
February 6, 2011, 1pm PST
King Farm, a 440-acre development in the D.C. suburbs, was designed to be the perfect transit-oriented development, with a light rail to be built later. Now, residents have decided they don't want the transit to ever be built.
NRDC Blog
January 23, 2011, 9am PST
The need to replace the Bayonne Bridge has inspired a discussion on Staten Island over including transit, and possibly light rail, over the new span. Yonah Freemark looks at the numbers, and isn't so sure.
the transport politic
January 16, 2011, 9am PST
It was nearly 50 years ago, when streetcars were seen on the roadways of downtown Washington, DC. Dan Tangherlini, the former transportation director for the District discusses why streetcars matter in the United States capital.
The City Fix
December 7, 2010, 7am PST
A new 28-mile expansion makes the city's system is the largest in the nation, but is it actually changing travel habits? Yonah Freemark investigates.
the transport politic
December 3, 2010, 12pm PST
Despite predictions of ridership that are lower than previously thought, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency is still pushing ahead with plans to build a subway line in the center of the city.
San Francisco Chronicle
December 3, 2010, 5am PST
Los Angeles is in the midst of expanding its light rail system. But a new idea to speed up the process has backfired and caused delays and major increases in estimated costs.
LA Weekly
November 11, 2010, 7am PST
Jonna McKone asks, "How can transportation and urban development—from housing to public spaces to landscaping—repair a blighted American city?"
TheCityFix
October 21, 2010, 8am PDT
Feasibility studies underway in Abu Dhabi predict that a new light rail tram network could be operational by 2014.
Arabian Business
October 7, 2010, 5am PDT
The Saudi Arabian capital of Jeddah is looking to build a $5.6 billion light rail system.
Agence France Presse
September 23, 2010, 11am PDT
Rick Harrison tells a parable of a small businessman who's auto shop is decimated when a traffic engineer decides to put a median on the adjoining road, eliminating left turns into his shop. Will light rail essentially do the same?
New Geography
September 16, 2010, 11am PDT
Tampa's light rail line to the airport could be completed three years early, if an upcoming ballot measure passes that would create a tax increase to pay for the rush job.
Tampa Bay Online
September 14, 2010, 7am PDT
Officials in Australia have announced plans to recast downtown Sydney as a pedestrian-friendly central business district.
ABC
September 1, 2010, 5am PDT
A proposal in L.A. to use recently approved funding to push 30 years of transportation projects into the next decade has elicited a protest from the city's Bus Riders Union.
Streetsblog L.A.
August 31, 2010, 2pm PDT
A new study from The Journal of Preventative Medicine says that drivers in Charlotte, North Carolina who switched to riding the Lynx Light Rail lost an average of 6 1/2 pounds.
Fox Charlotte
August 31, 2010, 7am PDT
Work has begun on a long-sought rail line linking downtown Denver to the city's international airport.
USA Today