U.S., Arizona: Hundreds of people will go pantsless on Phoenix light rail trains this Sunday. Here’s why

By KiMi Robinson, Arizona Republic; January 9, 2020 Imagine dozens of passengers boarding light rail trains across metro Phoenix acting…

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U.S.: California’s Real ‘Train to Nowhere’

By Phillip Sprincin, City Journal; December 27, 2019 A major feature of the urban renaissance of the past three decades…

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Seattle: Sound Transit to change how it names light-rail lines

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; November 21, 2019 Sound Transit last week announced it will create a new naming system for…

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Considering the Rail Passenger Purview

By Mischa Wanek-Libman, Mass Transit Magazine; November 11, 2019 There are many reasons why people should choose public transit; from…

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‘Not Safe, We’re All Worked To Death’: Denver Regional Transit District Train Operators Open Up About Driver Shortage

By Kati Weis, 4 CBS Denver; October 23, 2019 DENVER (CBS4) – There have been hundreds of trip cancellations on…

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San Francisco Bay Area: Valley Link timetable pushed out by three more years

By Jeremy Walsh, Pleasanton Weekly; October 14, 2019 The Valley Link commuter light rail system aiming to directly connect BART…

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Massachusetts: No more incrementalism, it’s time for Big Rail

By James Aloisi and Stanley Rosenberg, CommonWealth Magazine; October 12, 2019 EARLIER THIS YEAR, the Global Traffic Scorecard ranked Boston’s…

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Ontario: Despite Ottawa’s LRT woes, experts say don’t judge right away

By Jordan Press, The Canadian Press, the Chronicle Journal; October 12, 2019 OTTAWA – The sleek red-and-white train sat beside…

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Progressive Railroading’s Passenger Rail at a Glance 2019: Preface

By Julie Sneider, Senior Associate Editor, Progressive Railroading Magazine; October 2019 Americans took more commuter-rail trips last year than they…

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Texas: Soon, you will be able to take a train from Fort Worth to Plano – sort of

By Gordon Dickson, Fort Worth Star-Telegram; October 11, 2019 FORT WORTH Transit officials from Fort Worth and Dallas are working…

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Is Good Public Transit Becoming More Politically Viable in Texas?

By Peter Simek, Published in FrontBurner, D Magazine; October 7, 2019 In Texas, the stars at night are big and…

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Hampton Roads Transit to study Norfolk, Virginia light-rail expansion

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; October 8, 2019 Hampton Roads Transit (HRT) has begun evaluating the possibility of adding high-capacity transit…

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Atlanta Beltline demonstrators: ‘We pay the tax, now lay the tracks’

By Stephen Deere, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution; October 6, 2019 More than 50 activists marched down the Atlanta Beltline on Sunday…

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St. Paul Union Depot, transit hub and event center, is fully leased and saw 1 million visitors in 2018

By Shannon Prather, Minneapolis Star Tribune; October 5, 2019 Seven years after the Union Depot’s pricey renovation, Ramsey County leaders…

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San Francisco Bay Area Officials Lay Groundwork For $100 Billion Transportation Ballot Measure

By Don Ford, KPIX CBS 5 SF Bay Area; October 1, 2019 OAKLAND (KPIX 5) — The greater Bay Area…

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Extending light rail north of Miami, Florida would be expensive, but study reveals traditional elevated rail beats sexier alternatives

By Bill Wilson, Editor-in-Chief, RT&S Magazine; September 19, 2019 If Miami-Dade County wants to expand its light rail transit line…

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White House pushes ban on Chinese-made buses, rail cars

By Jessica Wehrman, Roll Call; September 6, 2019 The White House wants China to stay out of the U.S. mass…

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The Wrong Font Appeared On A Washington Metro Sign And People On Twitter Got Upset

By Jordan Pascale, WAMU 88.5; August 9, 2019 Do you know the difference between Helvetica Bold and Helvetica Black? A…

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Sound Transit, Seattle: Crews Installing First-Ever Light Rail Track On a Floating Bridge

For the first time ever, according to Sound Transit officials, light rail track is being installed on a floating bridge—the…

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British Columbia Track to the Future: Advocates Want to Bring Passenger Rail Back to the Fraser Valley

By Christopher Cheung, The Tyee; July 5, 2019 A century ago, interurban rail service helped Fraser Valley communities develop — and…

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ION Light Rail Transit launched in Ontario

By Bill Wilson, Editor-in-Chief, RT&S Magazine; June 21, 2019 The first of the two phases of the ION Light Rail…

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North Carolina: Estimated cost for failed Durham-Orange light rail line nears $159 million

By Tyler Dukes, Investigative Reporter, and Sarah Krueger, Reporter, WRAL; May 28, 2019 Raleigh, N.C. — Although it was abandoned…

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San Francisco delays $62 million for Muni’s new rail fleet after a slew of mishaps

By Rachel Swan, San Francisco Chronicle; April 23, 2019 San Francisco officials delayed millions in funding for Muni’s troubled new…

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9.9 billion trips taken on public transit in 2018, report says

By Erik Bascome, SILive.com; April 18,2019 STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — While Americans took nearly 10 billion trips on public transportation…

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