Because many readers of The Transport Politic don’t follow my Twitter account (@ttpolitic), I figured it would be helpful to review the week’s transit news with a Saturday link-fest.
On The Transport Politic:
- Reforming the User Fee Approach for Funding Transportation
- For Detroit, BRT or Rail First?
- Denver Pols Reject Plan to Increase Transit Sales Tax, Put FasTracks Expansion Program in Doubt
- Shanghai’s Metro, Now World’s Longest, Continues to Grow Quickly as China Invests in Rapid Transit
- More Light Rail Presents Itself as the Answer for a Growing Phoenix
- The City Fix: BRT in Las Vegas: http://bit.ly/cHQ6y9
- FTA grant to Portland to develop US streetcar tech includes efforts to make DC-relevant trains that can operate without overhead wire: http://bit.ly/bPblPG
- Passage of new transit tax forces St Louis Tea Party to question itself: http://bit.ly/cD93GI
- KC approves taxes for infrastructure: http://bit.ly/bcs0uV
- Szabo indicates Illinois fast rail service won’t be perfect, but still a major improvement: http://bit.ly/9EJfnw
- More details on Chicago’s new trains: http://bit.ly/9aX6Ws
- Amtrak officials visit Wisconsin to see plans for new rail line there: http://bit.ly/celB3g
- University of Minnesota finally agrees for work to begin on St Paul-Minneapolis Central Corridor light rail: http://bit.ly/baXCDQ
- St. Louis to begin restoring cut bus routes in June: http://bit.ly/9qdVyl
- DART plans PPP for Cotton Belt corridor around Dallas: http://bit.ly/c4BWDE
- Adam Giambrone, once a leader in pushing for better transit in Toronto, now out of politics: http://bit.ly/brY2oe
- Even as Toronto’s Transit City plans put into question, province begins negotiations on new light rail trains: http://bit.ly/bSoCbW
- Edmonton plans airport BRT line: http://bit.ly/a1wd0z
- Toronto: Push to save Transit City: http://bit.ly/daRAxg
- Winnipeg moves forward with light rail plans: http://bit.ly/bEw8jt
- Sneak peak of Edmonton’s new light rail stations: http://bit.ly/9B9KrU
- Plans for Johannesburg-Durban high-speed rail link: http://bit.ly/9zdvRC
- Vietnam selects Japanese trains for planned $56b 970-mi HSR line: http://bit.ly/d97NAP
3 replies on “Weekend Links”
Thanks so much for this, Yonah. I assume others like myself follow you on Twitter but… don’t really check Twitter often. This is a great way to see what we missed. :)
Will increasingly draconian security measures hurt every day transit use? We are seeing more random bag checks and more power given to security. Here’s one such law that’s in the works.
It sure does sound like a feel-good law full of redundant provisions and tools that security can use to harass nerds who like to photograph trains.
When is enough enough?
I like the new feature! I have to say I’m not much of a tweeter myself. I mean who really cares what I’m doing every minute? I don’t even care.