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Heavy Rail

February 17, 2021, 9am PST
It' down to two options for a rail transit connection over the Sepulveda Pass, following the path of Interstate 405 between the San Fernando Valley and the Westside of Los Angeles.
Urbanize LA
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
March 15, 2019, 2pm PDT
The Philippine capital will get an extension to its rail system with a new subway that will connect to the city’s airport.
Next City
May 24, 2018, 1pm PDT
Ridership is declining on TriMet's Westside Extension Service, reflecting declines on other parts of the system. This commuter rail line, however, has its own unique set of issues.
The Oregonian
February 9, 2016, 5am PST
The first "open gangway" subway cars are due to arrive in New York in 2020. These cars enable passengers to freely walk between cars without having to struggle to open doors to access an adjacent car.
The New York Times
April 8, 2015, 7am PDT
Yonah Freemark examines U.S. subway systems and notes the lack of "open gangways" (i.e., the space between the cars). Only in the U.S. do doors separate cars. What gives?
the transport politic
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
November 16, 2009, 9am PST
Wealthier transit riders demand more expensive rail services and commute at peak hours; the poor commute using all modes, at all hours. Eric A. Morris argues that the MTA's new policy of off-peak pricing would help even out the inequity.
NYTimes: Freakonomics Blog
January 30, 2009, 9am PST
Portland's new Westside Express Service officially opens today, carrying passengers from Beaverton to Wilsonville. The Oregonian calls it, "a punch of hard-rolling rust-and-grease."
The Oregonian