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General Themes | In Congress | The President | Transit Financing | The Industry and Its Vehicles | DOT and Amtrak | High-Speed Rail | California | New York | The Southeast | The Midwest | The Northwest | The Southwest | The Northeast | The West | The Americas | Europe | Africa and the Middle East | Asia and Oceania

General Themes
» Priority #1 – Investing in Existing Rail Systems | 24 Oct 2008
» Short-Term Thinking – Leasing Out Buses and Trains | 26 Oct 2008
» On the November 2008 Ballot | 27 Oct 2008
» Election 2008 Results | 4 Nov 2008
» Connecting transit to airports | 24 Nov 2008
» Carmakers under threat | 12 Dec 2008
» Transit as a tool for social justice | 25 Dec 2008
» Openings and construction starts in 2009 | 1 Jan 2009
» Too many transit agencies in one place | 20 Feb 2009
» On board members and transit ridership | 23 Feb 2009
» Neoliberalism at its end | 27 Feb 2009
» Serving the bike/transit commuter | 10 Mar 2009
» Race in transit | 21 Mar 2009
» The handicapped on the subway? | 29 Mar 2009
» The problem with authorities | 3 Apr 2009
» Defining metro transportation planning objectives | 9 Apr 2009
» Social equity through transit fares | 11 May 2009
» Electrification suddenly in vogue again | 18 June 2009
» Readying an electrified transportation system | 14 July 2009
» Transport policy, stuck in highway mode | 30 July 2009
» A short history of American transit strikes | 14 August 2009
» Are turnstiles worth their cost? | 17 August 2009
» Intracity versus Intercity Transportation | 27 August 2009
» Breakdown of UK privatization puts neoliberal ideology into question | 10 November 2009
» Is car sharing good for cities? | 11 November 2009
» Building cities is a partisan issue | 16 November 2009
» Implementing streetcars demands consideration of the way traffic works | 8 December 2009
» Improving environmental efficiencies in transit | 16 December 2009
» Taking away when needs are greatest | 24 December 2009
» The year’s top transit news, state-by-state | 31 December 2009
» Openings and Construction Starts Planned for 2010 | 1 January 2010
» Integrating bus rapid transit into the streetscape | 18 January 2010
» Responding to the transport needs of the impoverished suburbs | 21 January 2010
» The decade’s most expensive transit projects | 11 March 2010
» Light rail along road rights-of-way: a cheap solution to an expensive proposition | 25 March 2010
» Merging transportation and land use planning at the federal level | 27 April 2010
» There’s more to life than transit expansion | 28 May 2010
» Making corridor planning a multi-modal process | 9 June 2010
» Whose turn to lead on U.S. transport planning? | 10 June 2010
» Searching for interest in the daily commute | 14 June 2010
» The politics of mode choice | 25 August 2010
» When the recession strikes, little maneuvering room for better transit | 26 September 2010
» An alternative to congestion pricing: Roadway traffic restraint | 6 October 2010
» Elections have consequences: Governor Chris Christie | 8 October 2010
» Transit mode share trends looking steady: Rail appears to encourage non-automobile commutes | 13 October 2010
» For advocates of alternative transportation, a difficult election day | 3 November 2010
» Growing conservative strength puts transit improvements in doubt | 1 December 2010
» Streetcar projects advance nationwide thanks to local initiative | 17 December 2010
» Opening and Construction Starts Planned for 2011 | 3 January 2011
» Understanding the Republican Party’s reluctance to invest in transit infrastructure | 25 January 2011
» Northern Virginia: The interdependence of land use and transportation | 5 February 2011
» Expanding downtown — through better transit links | 25 February 2011
» Taking back the street | 9 March 2011
» The downtown renaissance extends its reach | 16 March 2011
» After a compromise, where does the public sector head? | 16 April 2011
» Commuter rail: The Failure of regionalism | 19 April 2011
» A note on the future of American transportation | 29 April 2011
» The silly argument over BRT and rail | 25 May 2011
» Local neoliberalism’s role in defining transit’s purpose | 14 June 2011
» Reorganizing the bus system within the network hierarchy | 11 July 2011
» Dismantling democracy to fight NIMBYism | 7 September 2011
The Airport/Transit Connection Transit Overload Streetcar-Traffic Interactions
Congress
» Public Works Stimulus | 30 Oct 2008
» A few answers on the works bill | 31 Oct 2008
» Waxman replaces Dingell on House Env. Committee | 20 Nov 2008
» Cutting transit help from auto bailout | 11 Dec 2008
» Mass Transit in the stimulus | 4 Jan 2009
» Oberstar’s infrastructure bill | 9 Jan 2009
» First text of the stimulus bill | 15 Jan 2009
» More on the stimulus draft | 15 Jan 2009
» Transport Com. wants more transit funds | 16 Jan 2009
» Transpo Committee responds | 17 Jan 2009
» House Transpo considers stimulus bill | 22 Jan 2009
» Fight continues on stimulus | 26 Jan 2009
» House approves Nadler amendment | 28 Jan 2009
» HSR in Senate Stimulus bill | 2 Feb 2009
» Disaster in the Senate | 3 Feb 2009
» Final Senate stimulus compromise | 7 Feb 2009
» Clues on the next transportation bill | 9 Feb 2009
» Misuse of stimulus funds | 11 Feb 2009
» Final stimulus bill rewards HSR massively | 12 Feb 2009
» Considering the economic stimulus | 13 Feb 2009
» Omnibus appropriations act of 2009 | 24 Feb 2009
» Squabbling over discretionary spending | 2 Mar 2009
» Delaying the omnibus bill | 6 Mar 2009
» The next stimulus bill | 7 Mar 2009
» Washington considers covering operating costs | 10 June 2009
» Hesitation on the next transportation bill | 18 June 2009
» Oberstar’s transportation bill outline | 19 June 2009
» No consensus in Congress on transportation funding | 25 June 2009
» House okays $4 billion more for rail | 24 July 2009
» The Transport Index 2009 | 19 August 2009
» Problems with a front-loaded infrastructure package | 25 November 2009
» Highways look like big winners in jobs package | 3 December 2009
» Congress agrees to $2.5 b for HSR in FY 2010 bill | 9 December 2009
» Senate’s proposed jobs bill merely an extension of existing legislation | 10 February 2010
» The highway-transit alliance strains the Senate’s energy legislation | 3 June 2010
» Republican wave could spell trouble for high-speed rail projects from coast to coast | 22 September 2010
» Understanding Representative John Mica’s transportation agenda | 4 November 2010
» As a new Congress sets up shop, questions about the future of transportation funding | 11 November 2010
» After two years of Democratic control in Washington, a transportation roundup | 29 December 2010
» The new Congress makes its claim on the budget | 10 April 2011
The Transport Index
» Bush’s Transportation Legacy | 22 Oct 2008
» The Promise of an Obama Presidency | 23 Oct 2008
» Candidate Obama on Infrastructure | 31 Oct 2008
» Local beneficiaries of the Obama Presidency | 9 Nov 2008
» Reality Check: Clinton ’92 | 10 Dec 2008
» HUD Secretary-Delegate | 13 Dec 2008
» Admin; non-auto transport | 12 Jan 2009
» Inauguration Day | 20 Jan 2009
» How the next Budget stacks up | 26 Feb 2009
» A spending freeze | 26 Jan 2010
» Promoting a second stimulus with the goal of actual job creation | 3 September 2010
» President Obama promotes $50 billion in transportation investments, again emphasizes rail | 6 September 2010
» Obama Administration begins push for new transportation legislation | 12 October 2010
» The White House stakes its political capital on a massive intercity rail plan | 8 February 2011
» President Obama proposes major funding increases, reorganization for nation’s transport | 14 February 2011
» Spurring jobs through infrastructure? | 2 September 2011
» With diminished expectations, President Obama renews attempt to expand transportation financing | 9 September 2011
Transit Financing
» Transit/Bank Deals causing headaches | 6 Jan 2009
» An alternative rhetoric on making transit profitable | 5 Feb 2009
» Transit tax benefits extended | 15 Feb 2009
» The cost of a budget meltdown | 17 Feb 2009
» Transit agencies facing huge deficits | 18 Feb 2009
» Who’s getting formula money? | 19 Feb 2009
» A Mileage tax in question | 21 Feb 2009
» Fixing transit funding | 4 Mar 2009
» Spending transit stimulus funds | 11 Mar 2009
» Standardizing transit funding | 27 May 2009
» Raising the General Fund Option | 11 June 2009
» Tolling is an inequitable funding device | 9 July 2009
» More on tolling | 9 July 2009
» Using the congestion argument to push for transit investment | 10 July 2009
» State equity questions in federal transportation funding | 27 July 2009
» Evaluating the highway-transit compromise | 15 September 2009
» Financing transportation in an age of political cowardice | 20 January 2010
» When doomsday no longer feels so dramatic | 1 February 2010
» Benefits and pitfalls of a national infrastructure bank | 8 March 2010
» A regional gas tax surcharge to sponsor infrastructure investment | 16 March 2010
» Finding an appropriate role for PPPs in the infrastructure-creation process | 2 April 2010
» Reforming the user-fee approach for funding transportation | 12 April 2010
» U.S. PIRG slams American transportation priorities as roads fall apart | 28 April 2010
» Pennsylvania Calls Special Session to Revolve Transportation Funding Crisis | 4 May 2010
» As congestion mounts, transit agencies consider varying pricing | 5 May 2010
» Regional transportation authorities are not necessarily the solution to the urban-suburban divide | 31 May 2010
» The age of general fund financing is already here but it may not matter | 7 June 2010
» Asserting state responsibility over transportation financing | 8 June 2010
» Reversing roles: Should Washington cover operations costs? | 11 June 2010
» Transportation user-fee model obsolete, but no solution on the horizon | 8 August 2010
» A new political reality settling in for national transportation financing | 23 November 2010
» To ensure continued funding, limiting expectations on federal transportation reform | 20 December 2010
» Ideological debate simmers over how to determine appropriate transportation funding levels | 4 January 2011
» Financing the nation’s infrastructure in our age of cutbacks | 6 March 2011
» The ineluctable politics of transport funding | 7 May 2011
» Finding the means to keep transit running | 20 May 2011
» For federal transportation investment, a difficult prognosis | 7 July 2011
» With few funds available, what are transit agencies to do? | 18 July 2011
» Taking responsibility locally | 26 July 2011
» How significant an opportunity for reducing U.S. construction costs? | 23 August 2011
» A note on transportation subsidies | 21 September 2011
Fixing Transit Financing Congestion vs. Transit
The Industry and Its Vehicles
» Colorado Railcar’s Demise | 15 Dec 2008
» Bombardier’s catenary-free streetcar | 22 Jan 2009
» AnsaldoBreda in trouble in L.A. | 25 Mar 2009
» AnsaldoBreda in trouble everywhere | 26 Mar 2009
» Where are the articulated trainsets? | 13 Apr 2009
» Battery-powered trams by Alstom | 8 July 2009
» Veolia and Transdev propose huge merger | 28 July 2009
» Are London Heathrow’s ULTra pods the future of transit? | 28 December 2009
» Integrating the transportation network through energy credits | 5 January 2010
» Cities develop alternative bus networks to combat perceived disadvantages of mainline routes | 15 January 2010
» Who’s afraid of the electric car? | 31 March 2010
» Using the river for transportation | 9 April 2010
» Ensuring the efficient workings of a bike-sharing system | 22 July 2010
» The U.S. emphasis on passenger rail and the future of freight | 24 July 2010
» Can bike-sharing work in cities with monofunctional job centers? | 18 August 2010
» New Heartland Corridor increases freight capacity between East Coast and Chicago | 13 September 2010
» Ridesharing as an alternative to transportation capacity increases | 8 June 2011
» Freight as passenger rail’s worst enemy, or something else? | 29 June 2011
Department of Transportation and Amtrak
» Ray LaHood’s Transportation Background | 17 Dec 2008
» LaHood confirmation hearing | 21 Jan 2009
» Not on Amtrak’s side | 29 Jan 2009
» Recovery.gov now live | 17 Feb 2009
» First Amtrak stimulus projects announced | 14 Mar 2009
» HUD and DOT – joint sustainable communities initiative | 18 Mar 2009
» Joe Szabo FRA Administrator | 7 Apr 2009
» Peter Rogoff FTA Administrator | 9 Apr 2009
» Damning report on state of good repair | 30 Apr 2009
» Scoring the New Starts report | 10 May 2009
» Criteria for discretionary grants | 20 May 2009
» LaHood’s trip to Europe bodes well for HSR | 31 May 2009
» GAO questions DOT’s HSR strategy | 23 June 2009
» Indian commitment to rail shows where the U.S. isn’t performing | 12 August 2009
» FTA eliminates leg up to private operators | 2 September 2009
» FRA Preliminary Rail Plan a bit lacking | 16 October 2009
» Studies promote Amtrak long-distance service | 19 October 2009
» Amtrak lays out stakes for renewed Northeast Corridor | 26 October 2009
» DOT to award $280 million for inner-city circulators | 2 December 2009
» Lowering cost-effectiveness guidelines will limit the FTA’s ability to choose projects | 18 December 2009
» U.S. government plans overhaul of New Start funding guidelines, reducing importance of cost effectiveness | 13 January 2010
» Obama introduces proposed FY 2011 budget; transportation appropriations stay largely intact | 1 February 2010
» Federal Transit Administration unveils capital projects recommended for major financing | 2 February 2010
» For 2011, FTA shifts focus away from project cost-effectiveness index and towards local financing commitment | 3 February 2010
» Rail and transit benefit, highways lose out in TIGER grant distribution | 17 February 2010
» Amtrak planning major push to operate true high-speed lines | 23 March 2010
» U.S. FTA Head Rogoff paints grim picture of nation’s transit priorities | 19 May 2010
» Urban circulator grants promise better rail and bus service to a select group of cities | 8 July 2010
» U.S. announces $8.5 billion in requests for high-speed funds; $2.3 billion available | 17 August 2010
» U.S. withdraws proposed freight rail regulations but fails to address conflict with future passenger service | 27 August 2010
» Amtrak unveils ambitious Northeast Corridor plan, but it would take 30 years to be realized | 28 September 2010
» TIGER II grants emphasize limited investments in small and mid-sized communities | 20 October 2010
» ARC revived as the Amtrak Gateway project | 7 February 2011
» Breaking down the Department of Transportation’s proposed 2012 budget | 15 February 2011
» Making sense of Amtrak’s vision for the Northeast Corridor | 14 March 2011
» A last gasp for the initial intercity rail grants | 9 May 2011
High-Speed Rail
» Fast Forward: HSR in the U.S. | 25 Oct 2008
» Federal funds for CAHSR | 6 Nov 2008
» Clearing up the facts about high-speed rail | 19 Nov 2008
» Next steps for HSR | 20 Nov 2008
» Kerry’s HSR Bill | 8 Dec 2008
» NY to DC Supertrain Announcement | 12 Dec 2008
» Details on new NEC corridor | 15 Dec 2008
» HSR: Public or Private? | 22 Dec 2008
» Southeast HSR Advances | 9 Jan 2009
» Midwest HSR wants stimulus funds | 14 Jan 2009
» New York HSR floats ahead | 19 Jan 2009
» Support for New York HSR | 26 Jan 2009
» Texas T-Bone pitched to legislature | 29 Jan 2009
» Envisioning an interstate Rail Network | 1 Feb 2009
» Strong response to HSR solicitations | 6 Feb 2009
» High-Speed Rail is not pork | 14 Feb 2009
» Stopping the wrong project before it happens | 19 Feb 2009
» Jindal repeats GOP HSR to Vegas Lie | 25 Feb 2009
» Competitors for HSR grants | 26 Feb 2009
» New York HSR plans | 5 Mar 2009
» Defining high-speed rail | 9 Mar 2009
» New York officially announces rail push | 9 Mar 2009
» Washington announces Cascade corridor investments | 11 Mar 2009
» Platform shortage threatens HSR into Transbay | 12 Mar 2009
» Rochester transit plans threatened by HSR | 16 Mar 2009
» GAO report recommends federal role on HSR | 22 Mar 2009
» Transbay likely to be one of two SF stations on HSR | 11 Apr 2009
» Midwest wants $3.5 billion for HSR | 14 Apr 2009
» Administration releases HSR plan | 17 Apr 2009
» SNCF/Trenitalia to compete in 2010 | 17 Apr 2009
» Reduced travel times require high speeds | 12 May 2009
» Illinois and Florida advance proposals | 25 May 2009
» Political will and high-speed rail | 1 Jun 2009
» State officials, administration meet on HSR | 3 June 2009
» Can HSR save manufacturing? | 6 June 2009
» Chicago-St. Louis should not be a minimal investment | 23 June 2009
» Study advocates 220 mph operation for Chicago-St. Louis | 30 June 2009
» Las Vegas-L.A. route now designated corridor | 2 July 2009
» Southwest wants a Denver-El Paso Link | 10 July 2009
» Applicants for stimulus’ high-speed funds | 11 July 2009
» Calgary-Edmonton corridor considered for improvements | 21 July 2009
» The fatal flaw of Florida high-speed rail | 22 July 2009
» USHSR Association presents network plan | 27 July 2009
» Connection Montréal to the American rail network | 3 August 2009
» On numbers and high-speed rail | 6 August 2009
» Jindal, flip-flopper extraordinaire | 24 August 2009
» Applications in for Phase I of HSR Corridors | 25 August 2009
» The need for HSR full funding agreements | 28 August 2009
» Concerns about end-point connectivity are overreaching | 4 September 2009
» Getting the price right on HSR | 8 September 2009
» Reframing the fare debate | 8 September 2009
» Maglev funding expands from US DOT | 14 September 2009
» Assessment tools for planning high-speed rail | 17 September 2009
» Securing the financial health of high-speed rail projects | 22 September 2009
» SNCF plans for American rail | 19 September 2009
» Learning from the Keystone Corridor | 28 September 2009
» Rochester rail link under consideration | 1 October 2009
» Final applications for corridor level rail grants | 5 October 2009
» Is direct service necessary for rail system success? | 30 October 2009
» Opening high-speed rail to the market | 30 November 2009
» With competition in high-speed operation, who wins? | 29 December 2009
» Central Japan Railway enters competition for U.S. high-speed market | 25 January 2010
» High-speed rail grants announced; California, Florida, and Illinois are lucky recipients | 28 January 2010
» Wisconsin moves ahead with train purchase deal, intent on connecting Madison with Milwaukee | 3 March 2010
» High-speed rail’s airport connection | 5 March 2010
» Reconsidering the airport connection: As a through station on a bypass line | 7 March 2010
» The sprawling effects of high-speed rail | 18 March 2010
» Colorado promotes two-line, $21 billion high-speed connections across state | 30 March 2010
» Is the U.S. ready for a sustained high-speed rail funding source? | 19 April 2010
» Amtrak studies Florida East-Coast Railway service as state advances high-speed rail | 3 May 2010
» FRA accepts applications for state high-speed rail planning | 21 May 2010
» Southeast High-Speed Rail releases detailed proposals for Raleigh-Richmond corridor | 4 June 2010
» What would it take to fully invest in the Northeast Corridor? | 17 June 2010
» Overselling the benefits of high-speed rail | 13 August 2010
» With more federal funding, Florida in striking distance of new high-speed line | 25 October 2010
» DOT releases second round of high-speed rail grants, bringing good news to California | 28 October 2010
» California planners recommend Fresno-Hanford for first phase of state’s high-speed line | 24 November 2010
» As Ohio and Wisconsin sink into self-imposed austerity, California and Florida profit on rail | 9 December 2010
» A fiscally conservative approach is the right one for Florida High-Speed Rail | 7 January 2011
» What value for empirical claims in the development of a national rail network? | 13 January 2011
» Florida Governor Rick Scott rejects funding for Tampa-Orlando intercity rail project | 16 February 2011
» Private sector participation in intercity rail service | 11 March 2011
» Deciphering conservative objections to the Obama Administration’s high-speed rail program | 18 March 2011
» Washington, California, and the curious case of the railway to somewhere | 11 May 2011
» Discussing privatization of the Northeast Corridor, but for what aims? | 31 May 2011
» Are private operations on the Northeast Corridor the means to an end or just an end? | 17 June 2011
» Doing right by the public: PPPs in high-speed rail | 27 August 2011
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California
» Measure R – Los Angeles Transit | 29 Oct 2008
» BART Extensions in Doubt | 14 Nov 2008
» LA transit plans advance slowly | 7 Jan 2009
» BART to Silicon Valley likely delayed | 1 Mar 2009
» Oakland Airport Connector getting stim funds | 5 Mar 2009
» L.A. plans a downtown connector | 30 Mar 2009
» Expo line to Santa Monica | 5 Apr 2009
» Busway on Geary for San Francisco | 6 May 2009
» L.A. breaks ground on Orange Line extension | 25 June 2009
» L.A.’s Regional Connector stirs controversy | 20 August 2009
» Crenshaw corridor may turn to buses | 16 September 2009
» East Bay considers postponing BRT project | 25 September 2009
» Westside subway in 10 years? | 21 August 2009
» San Jose wants to improve its light rail network | 29 September 2009
» Los Angeles has big transit ambitions | 22 October 2009
» Light rail for Monterey County | 29 October 2009
» Gold Line light rail opens in Los Angeles | 13 November 2009
» Los Angeles integrates service on two busways, clearing the way for congestion pricing | 10 December 2009
» San Francisco ready to begin construction on Transbay Terminal | 4 January 2010
» Crossing the Bay again, but not necessarily with BART | 6 January 2010
» FTA kills plan to use stimulus funds for Oakland Airport Connector | 17 February 2010
» How feasible is Antonio Villaraigosa’s 30/10 gambit for Los Angeles Transit? | 1 March 2010
» Los Angeles Gold Line Foothill Extension approved for funding, will begin construction later this year | 26 March 2010
» East Bay BRT receives support from Oakland as Berkeley hesitates | 22 April 2010
» San Diego plans extension to its Trolley network, mostly skipping over inner city | 29 April 2010
» BART advances extension to Livermore despite lack of immediate funding | 6 July 2010
» Transbay Terminal demolition set to begin; Massive new center will prioritize multimodal access | 5 August 2010
» L.A.’s 30/10 plan advances suddenly with a $546 million loan for the Crenshw light rail project | 16 October 2010
» Realizing the impossible: Los Angeles’ subway extension | 18 October 2010
» eBART now under construction, extending rapid transit far from San Francisco | 1 November 2010
» In cutting bus stops, San Francisco points towards a more efficient bus system | 15 November 2010
» New BART station brings infill thinking to the Bay Area | 19 February 2011
» In San Francisco, all-door boarding catches on | 1 August 2011
History of LA Transit LA Regional Connector Westside Subway San Jose Light Rail Los Angeles Transit Ambitions Los Angeles Silver Line
New York
» Canceling the Second Avenue Subway? | 30 Oct 2008
» Rethinking the 2nd Ave Subway – on 125 St | 5 Nov 2008
» Rethinking the 2nd Ave Subway – the East Village | 6 Nov 2008
» Rethinking Access to the Region’s Core | 13 Nov 2008
» Saving New York City Transit | 20 Nov 2008
» Misunderstanding the Secaucus Transfer | 2 Dec 2008
» Reaction to the Ravitch Report | 4 Dec 2008
» Replacement of the Portal Bridge | 1 Jan 2009
» Hudson-Bergen LRT Expands | 6 Jan 2009
» A Streetcar along 42nd Street | 28 Jan 2009
» Schumer takes charge for Moynihan | 2 Mar 2009
» MTA deal for bridge tolls coming closer | 3 Mar 2009
» ARC Tunnel enters construction phase | 12 Mar 2009
» LRT for Staten Island | 24 Mar 2009
» NYC averts transit meltdown | 6 May 2009
» Streetcars for Brooklyn | 7 May 2009
» New York to bet big on BRT | 19 May 2009
» Lavishing money on Stewart Airport | 2 June 2009
» Lackawanna Cutoff cleared for engineering | 12 June 2009
» Regional Rail for New York, Part 1 | 16 July 2009
» Regional Rail for New York, Part 2 | 17 July 2009
» Bloomberg attacks MTA in campaign mode | 4 August 2009
» Making 42nd St Tram a reality | 14 October 2009
» Expanding transit access to Southeast Queens | 22 February 2010
» New York plans transitway on 34th Street, but it’s not BRT, for better or worse | 4 March 2010
» New York Regional Rail: a Coda | 10 March 2010
» LIRR evaluates use of DMUs for low-ridership branch lines | 30 April 2010
» New York to study Red Hook streetcars, but what are the city’s goals? | 11 September 2010
» Political will disappearing, New Jersey’s ARC project could be on the way out | 17 September 2010
» ARC project definitively cancelled but there are other ways to improve New Jersey’s transit future | 27 October 2010
» To replace the ARC tunnel, a subway extension to New Jersey? | 17 November 2010
» A light rail extension for Staten Island? | 17 January 2011
Rethinking 2nd Ave Subway Rethinking 2nd Ave Subway Access to the Region's Core Streetcars on 42nd St Staten Island Light Rail Brooklyn Streetcars Regional Rail New York
The Southeast
» Transit in N.C.’s Triangle | 17 Nov 2008
» Fare Zones in Charlotte | 6 Jan 2009
» Atlanta’s Beltline under menace | 27 Jan 2009
» Central Florida rail advances | 5 Feb 2009
» Charlotte runs out of tax funds | 5 Feb 2009
» Charlotte wants a new streetcar, but has no money | 10 Feb 2009
» Charlotte continues fight over stimulus bill | 12 Feb 2009
» Beltline left untouched for transit | 7 Mar 2009
» Atlanta’s MARTA close to service cuts | 26 Mar 2009
» Virginia expands rail service | 3 Apr 2009
» Sunrail and Florida HSR linked | 11 Apr 2009
» Augusta readies streetcar proposal | 22 Apr 2009
» N.C. opens up to transit sales taxes | 22 Apr 2009
» Charlotte businessmen push roads | 28 Apr 2009
» Miami considers abandoning transit tax | 29 Apr 2009
» New Orleans wants a Desire streetcar | 26 May 2009
» Winston-Salem plans a modern streetcar | 17 June 2009
» Walt Disney monorail crashes | 6 July 2009
» North Carolina agrees to local option sales taxes | 6 August 2009
» Atlanta plans for streetcar projects | 24 September 2009
» Florida plans East Coast rail services | 20 October 2009
» Building connections in Miami’s urban core | 4 November 2009
» Tampa Bay closer to getting light rail 5 November 2009
» Florida convenes special sessions for SunRail, Tri-Rail, High-Speed Rail | 4 December 2009
» Rail becomes election issue in Kentucky | 14 December 2009
» Amtrak plans to compete for Florida service and purchase dozens of new trains | 12 January 2010
» North Carolina’s Triangle questions how best to connect a multipolar region | 27 January 2010
» Nashville considers light rail but the city’s unfit for it | 16 February 2010
» How does Lakeland fit into Florida’s strategy for high-speed rail? | 26 February 2010
» How viable is commuter rail for North Carolina’s Triangle | 12 May 2010
» Charlotte’s Northeast Corridor light rail line underfunded, likely to be shortened | 25 May 2010
» As Virginia governor demands seats on Metro board, state transit involvement in question | 19 June 2010
» Miami’s long-sought plans for metro extensions dissolve as funding disappears | 12 July 2010
» Jacksonville’s transit future, at least for now, is in bus rapid transit | 10 August 2010
» For now, Atlanta opts to promote streetcar starter line over Beltline | 23 August 2010
» Tampa outlines plan for spending after transit tax referendum | 15 September 2010
» Charlotte’s once-ambitious rapid transit plan faces budget ax | 19 November 2010
» In Charlotte, a busy highway may be no place for rapid transit | 22 January 2011
» Atlanta transit expansion comes closer as region prepares for tax referendum | 6 April 2011
» In Atlanta and Seattle, hope for better transit through referendums | 15 August 2011
Virginia Rail Service Atlanta's Bright Future Sorting out Miami transit
The Midwest
» Detroit considers a streetcar | 18 Nov 2008
» Detroit regional transit plan approved | 9 Dec 2008
» Fare increases in Minneapolis | 6 Jan 2009
» Columbus looks at light rail | 11 Jan 2009
» Prioritizing Ohio’s 3C Line | 29 Jan 2009
» Milwaukee questions streetcars | 2 Feb 2009
» Kansas City abandons light rail | 17 Feb 2009
» Milwaukee readies for new streetcar | 14 Mar 2009
» Bringing rapid transit to Detroit | 16 Mar 2009
» Michigan fooled by hydrogen-maglev train | 17 Mar 2009
» Wisconsin plots rail expansion | 23 Mar 2009
» Chicago to rework Blue Line | 21 Apr 2009
» Kansas City’s next referendum? | 24 Apr 2009
» Chicago recommends Red Line extension route | 5 June 2009
» Hearings for Michigan supertrain | 15 June 2009
» Cincinnati’s Riverfront Center attracts criticism | 7 July 2009
» Chicago transit advocates see “Gold Line” | 8 July 2009
» Kansas City begins construction on Troost BRT | 24 July 2009
» U of M wants more mitigation for Central Corridor LRT | 29 July 2009
» Better options for Minneapolis’ southwest corridor | 11 August 2009
» Chicago moves forward with three rapid transit extensions | 13 August 2009
» Chicago selects LPA for Circle Line | 9 October 2009
» Chicago Olympics may depend on better transit | 10 September 2009
» Chicago Block 37 Superstation, Unused | 12 October 2009
» Kansas City envisions massive commuter rail system | 13 October 2009
» Madison gets new transit authority | 9 November 2009
» Minneapolis Northstar line opens | 16 November 2009
» Chances for Minnesota’s Northern Lights Express Dim | 30 November 2009
» Congress approves M1 involvement in Detroit light rail | 21 December 2009
» Does Chicago transit funding favor whites? | 8 January 2010
» Chicago completes Brown Line renovation | 13 January 2010
» Detroit stakes its hopes for renaissance on transit, but it has bigger hurdles ahead | 8 February 2010
» Major transportation plan for Indianapolis could link region with light and commuter rail | 10 February 2010
» St. Louis Metro promotes transit investment plan but it will need sales tax support to see it through | 15 February 2010
» Despite federal investment, Ohio 3C corridor under threat from state Republicans | 19 February 2010
» Illinois moves towards rail authority with goal of developing true high-speed service | 21 March 2010
» Minneapolis advances streetcar system plan | 1 April 2010
» Major endorsement from St. Louis voters for transit improvements | 7 April 2010
» For Detroit, BRT or rail first? | 13 April 2010
» Milwaukee officials advancing streetcar project with goal of attracting more federal funds | 6 May 2010
» Cincinnati approves funding for streetcar, increasing likelihood of federal commitment | 14 May 2010
» Terminus or through-route for Madison’s downtown station? | 18 May 2010
» In Ann Arbor, a boomerang of transit improvements proposed | 16 June 2010
» Readying streetcar plans, Cincinnati considers reducing parking requirements | 21 June 2010
» Ohio Hub advances as passenger rail connections to Toledo and Pittsburgh studied | 19 July 2010
» St. Louis Loop district gets endorsement from feds with grant for streetcar | 26 July 2010
» Chicago’s parking fiasco fails to stem calls for privatization of infrastructure | 19 August 2010
» Chicago’s plans for a high-speed airport link revived thanks to investor interest | 20 August 2010
» Chicago Red Line Extension moves forward as some push cheaper alternative | 4 October 2010
» New transit plan for Indianapolis emphasizes frequency over splash | 9 November 2010
» A 100-year-old Chicago transit line’s replacement pondered | 2 February 2011
» In Rosemont, outside of Chicago, stuck in the land of missed opportunity | 2 March 2011
» Losing state support, Cincinnati’s streetcar project in peril | 22 March 2011
» A step ahead for light rail in the Twin Cities | 27 April 2011
» Alignment questions for Detroit’s rail line, almost ready for construction | 4 May 2011
» Rahm Emanuel and the power of municipal entrepreneurship | 15 May 2011
» In Chicago, a massive BRT plan could be the best bet for inner-city mobility | 19 August 2011
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The Northwest
» Huge Seattle Streetcar Plan | 9 Dec 2008
» Replacing Seattle’s Alaskan Way Viaduct | 12 Dec 2008
» Seattle’s viaduct to be tunneled | 13 Jan 2009
» Portland WES Opens | 2 Feb 2009
» Portland’s Milwaukie LRT in planning | 2 Apr 2009
» Portland streetcar loop likely to be funded | 19 Apr 2009
» Bellevue wants underground light rail | 4 May 2009
» Portland studies citywide streetcar expansion | 3 July 2009
» Portland highlights new corridors for light rail | 13 July 2009
» Seattle Light Rail opens, redefining city life | 20 July 2009
» Portland’s Green LRT not routed as it should be | 11 September 2009
» Before elections, Seattle’s plan for First Hill streetcar | 8 October 2009
» Seattle East Link: I-90 or SR520 | 23 October 2009
» In Seattle, as in most cities, transit works best when it’s not highway-bound | 10 February 2010
» Controversial Portland Columbia River Crossing under pressure to move forward despite flaws | 23 February 2010
» Seattle’s North Link light rail, originally considered for highway running, may be partially tunneled | 23 June 2010
» Citing competition for funds, U.S. DOT limits commitment to Portland-Milwaukie light rail | 2 August 2010
» In Atlanta and Seattle, hope for better transit through referendums | 15 August 2011
The Southwest
» Northern Texas transit plan approved | 12 Dec 2008
» Phoenix Light Rail Opens | 28 Dec 2008
» Houston readies four LRT lines by 2012 | 16 Feb 2009
» Dallas evaluates DFW connection | 8 Mar 2009
» Houston’s transit system advances | 28 May 2009
» What’s taking Austin so long? | 8 June 2009
» Austin wants LRT project soon | 1 September 2009
» Green Line opens to South Dallas | 13 September 2009
» El Paso/Juarez plan transit link | 30 September 2009
» Plans for transit in Downtown Dallas | 24 November 2009
» Houston leaders fear too large, too quick, a commitment to light rail | 17 March 2010
» With modest expectations, Austin opens rail line after years of delays | 22 March 2010
» Oklahoma City readies modern streetcar as centerpiece of major redevelopment plan | 24 March 2010
» Rallying against rail in southeast Houston | 5 April 2010
» More light rail presents itself as the answer for a growing Phoenix | 16 April 2010
» Its big system plans now stretched too thin, Dallas considers ways to cut back | 21 April 2010
» Once assured, Dallas light rail expansion to airport now off track | 28 June 2010
» Fort Worth wins grant for streetcar, but whether it’s ready is another question | 13 July 2010
» Dallas compromises, finding funds for some light rail projects | 11 August 2010
» An extensive new addition to Dallas’ light rail network makes it America’s longest | 5 December 2010
» Austin contemplates urban rail but skepticism is in the air | 23 April 2011
» North of Dallas, a new commuter rail line that never makes it downtown | 23 June 2011
» Dallas, a transit builder if not pioneer, moves forward on streetcar | 23 July 2011
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The Northeast
» Metro-North considers CT branch upgrades | 3 Jan 2009
» Connecticut opens up to transit expansion | 1 Mar 2009
» Massachusetts to rework transit organization | 6 Apr 2009
» Transit for a future Philadelphia | 8 Apr 2009
» New Haven proposes streetcar | 23 Apr 2009
» Baltimore fight on Red Line plan | 27 Apr 2009
» Boston to extend Silver Line to Mattapan | 5 May 2009
» New links in North Jersey | 14 May 2009
» South Jersey transit expansion | 13 May 2009
» Maryland Purple Line to get road money | 21 May 2009
» PATCO to reopen abandoned station | 26 May 2009
» BRT for Corridor Cities Transitway | 2 July 2009
» Boston plans for Blue Line extension | 28 July 2009
» Philadelphia light rail would extend along waterfront | 4 August 2009
» Rail for Red and Purple lines in Maryland | 5 August 2009
» Baltimore to advance Yellow Line ahead of Green? | 7 September 2009
» Philadelphia’s SEPTA completes Market El renovations | 21 September 2009
» Finding funding for Dulles Metro | 2 October 2009
» Waterfront transit for Philadelphia | 27 October 2009
» Washington promotes massive streetcar project | 28 October 2009
» Alternative alignments for Corridor Cities | 6 November 2009
» Expanding Metrorail for Washington | 19 November 2009
» Dulles Airport replaces distinctive mobile lounge system with AeroTrain | 26 January 2010
» Philadelphia reevaluates regional rail route structure, dismissing through-running | 4 February 2010
» Washington’s investment in faster bus service should be a national model | 18 February 2010
» Pittsburgh hopes for privately funded transit connection to Oakland | 24 February 2010
» Pennsylvania releases state rail plan, promotes investment in intercity systems | 28 April 2010
» Washington comes closer to bridging the gap with its new streetcar network | 2 June 2010
» Philadelphia may accept money to privatize station naming; Pittsburgh considers similar move | 22 June 2010
» New Haven, Stamford enter streetcar wars with proposed station to downtown links | 21 July 2010
» Connecticut, intent on improving in-state rail connections, plans bond release | 30 July 2010
» Washington’s Capital Bikeshare launches, bringing biggest-yet system to the U.S. | 20 September 2010
» Washington celebrates Metro’s 35th anniversary. Is it defining the region’s growth? | 28 March 2011
» Fairmount Corridor construction promotes better use of commuter lines in Boston | 11 June 2011
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The West
» Denver Fastracks out of money | 27 Jan 2009
» Honolulu’s LRT rerouted | 29 Jan 2009
» Denver transit sales tax increase? | 13 Mar 2009
» Is Honolulu’s elevated acceptable? | 19 May 2009
» Honolulu rail may be in financial trouble | 21 August 2009
» Denver FasTracks problems expose complexities of building transit at the regional scale | 7 December 2009
» A grand gateway for Denver’s transit users | 7 January 2010
» It’s Governor Lingle versus Mayor Hannemann on Honolulu rail project | 11 January 2010
» Salt Lake City opens first separated-lane BRT corridor, plans for more | 6 April 2010
» Denver pols reject plan to increase transit sales tax, put FasTracks expansion program in doubt | 14 April 2010
» Eugene: Better transit, even on the cheap, doesn’t always come easy | 11 January 2011
» Rapid transit closer to realization as Honolulu’s rail project breaks ground | 22 February 2011
» Two light rail extensions for Salt Lake, with more on the way | 7 August 2011
Denver Transit
The Americas
» Québec-Windsor gets conservative support | 8 Feb 2009
» Canada reconsiders HSR corridor | 25 Feb 2009
» Conservatives downplay HSR link | 19 Mar 2009
» Ontario pledges $3 billion to transit | 27 Mar 2009
» Ontario merges transit agencies | 31 Mar 2009
» $9 billion for Toronto’s Eglinton Crosstown and more | 2 Apr 2009
» Montréal to launch big bike-share | 23 Apr 2009
» Toronto signs up for Bombardier streetcars | 28 Apr 2009
» Ottawa weights BRT to LRT conversion | 1 May 2009
» Toronto gets funds for another LRT line | 18 May 2009
» Toronto secures streetcar contract after fight with Ottawa | 29 June 2009
» Waterloo plans LRT by 2014 | 2 July 2009
» Vancouver faces major funding gap | 31 July 2009
» Vancouver opens Canada Line months ahead of schedule | 17 August 2009
» Sao Paulo tries seats for the obese | 25 August 2009
» Montréal moves forward with tramway | 31 August 2009
» Canadian Liberals see electoral success in HSR | 1 September 2009
» Montréal plans for three metro extensions | 18 September 2009
» Toronto Georgetown Corridor to be diesel | 7 October 2009
» Edmonton plans light rail expansion | 12 November 2009
» Vancouver Canada Line has many riders, but is suffering | 17 November 2009
» As battle for Toronto mayor seat gets under way, Transit City plan thrown into contention | 23 January 2010
» Toronto’s major transit ambitions set back by fiscal reality | 28 March 2010
» Can Vancouver afford to abandon SkyTrain for its Broadway route? | 20 April 2010
» Edmonton expands light rail service south to Century Park | 26 April 2010
» Hazy future for Transit City as Toronto gears up for mayoral election | 10 May 2010
» Ottawa, closer than ever to replacing bus rapid transit with light rail | 17 May 2010
» Alberta dedicates $2 billion to transit programs | 25 June 2010
» China agrees to major investments in Argentina’s rail and metro lines | 15 July 2010
» San Juan unveils plan for walkable city, hopes for light rail on Isleta | 16 July 2010
» Toronto’s airport link in public hands after collapse of PPP deal | 3 August 2010
» Vancouver’s transit trajectory: densify the core or extend out? | 8 September 2010
» Toronto: When voting for the lesser of two-evils could save a transit system | 23 October 2010
» Agreement reached between Toronto and Ontario on city’s transit future | 31 March 2011
» Sinking dreams of a privately-funded subway in Toronto | 3 June 2011
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Europe
» HSR in France and UK | 28 Oct 2008
» HSR in UK and Italy | 15 Dec 2008
» UK’s HS2 Advances | 16 Jan 2009
» Rocade around Paris is next big transit plan | 18 Mar 2009
» HS2 fleshed out | 27 Mar 2009
» SNCF connects stations with environs | 7 Apr 2009
» Paris pushes private airport express | 24 Apr 2009
» Giving away the U.K.’s most valuable assets | 15 May 2009
» Paris’ high-speed moving walkway abandoned | 21 May 2009
» It’s not if, it’s when for UK HSR | 22 May 2009
» Paris shows how to automate a subway | 29 June 2009
» Route approved for Marseille-Nice TGV | 1 July 2009
» UK HS2 route choice | 26 August 2009
» Berlin opens 1.1-mile new subway | 10 August 2009
» Expanded high-speed rail for Paris | 15 October 2009
» Will competition bankrupt the European national rail companies? | 2 November 2009
» Europe enforces new rail passenger rights | 3 December 2009
» European high-speed rail expands across the continent with new five lines | 11 December 2009
» U.K. increases commitment to rail electrification | 15 December 2009
» Paris officials push huge suburban transit investment to increase metropolitan mobility | 19 January 2010
» As SNCF loses its public focus, the future of French rail is in question | 2 March 2010
» Y-Shpaed British HS2 Program to Connect London and Birmingham by 2026 | 14 March 2010
» London Underground’s privatization experiment dead as remaining PPP is bought out | 11 May 2010
» With new government settling into power, U.K.’s HS2 project could be radically reworked | 24 May 2010
» Paris unveils four-year cycling plan with aim to reinforce Velib’ bike share | 26 May 2010
» Barcelona’s Metro continues its expansion at a relatively cheap price | 29 June 2010
» Lyon’s Rhônexpress project pioneers a new way of thinking about public-private partnerships | 30 June 2010
» For French high-speed rail, a lower-cost future pondered | 11 July 2010
» Putting the American commitment to high-speed rail in context | 28 July 2010
» European transport agencies consolidate intercity rail operations in face of competition | 30 August 2010
» Stations picked, huge automated transit project for Paris is closer to realization | 2 September 2010
» How is Besançon building a tramway at €16 million a kilometer? | 1 October 2010
» Envied the world over, Strasbourg’s tram expands again | 29 November 2010
» U.K. government confirms high-speed plans | 22 December 2010
» A grander Paris through a rapid circumferential metro | 29 January 2011
» Paris region moves ahead with 125 miles of new metro lines | 27 May 2011
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Africa and the Middle East
» 24-mile Baghdad Subway | 18 Nov 2008
» Jerusalem LRT to be done more quickly | 14 Jan 2009
» Abu Dhabi releases ambitious transport plan | 23 Feb 2009
» Algiers LRT close to start-up | 25 Mar 2009
» Jerusalem likely to abandon LRT plans | 31 Mar 2009
» Jerusalem LRT a train to peace? | 12 May 2009
» Lagos light rail delayed by cash shortage | 23 June 2009
» Dubai opens metro | 9 September 2009
» Johannesburg fights opposition to BRT project | 6 October 2009
» Qatar signs deal to develop rail network | 23 November 2009
» Jerusalem: When irritation inhibits progress | 7 July 2010
Asia and Australia
» HSR in China | 12 Jan 2009
» China HSR construction speeds up | 10 Feb 2009
» Australian rapid transit projects in development | 17 Feb 2009
» Indian cities push forward on metro development | 24 Feb 2009
» Sydney CBD Metro on stumbling block | 15 Apr 2009
» Singapore has big plans for automated metros | 29 May 2009
» Beijing-Shanghai HSR to average over 200 mph | 25 June 2009
» Vietnam wants a $56 billion high-speed system | 13 August 2009
» Wuhan-Guangzhou high-speed route shatters average speed records | 17 December 2009
» Sydney Metro project waves as light rail expansion gains supporters | 31 January 2010
» Indian Railways plans $9 billion in investments for 2010, advances high-speed rail | 25 February 2010
» China promotes its transcontinental ambitions with massive rail plan | 9 March 2010
» Shanghai’s Metro, now world’s longest, continues to grow quickly as China invests in rapid transit | 15 April 2010
» Australian Greens promote high-speed rail for Melbourne-Sydney link | 23 April 2010
» China expands its investment in rapid transit, paving way for future urban growth | 13 May 2010
» Sydney looks at closing downtown streets to traffic, considers light rail expansion | 20 May 2010
» Hong Kong’s expanding Metro a model of development-funded transit | 14 December 2010
» In China’s high-speed successes, a glimpse of American difficulties | 3 July 2011
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