North Carolina: Has Duke University killed the Durham-Orange light-rail project? Here’s what leaders say now

By Tammy Grubb, The News & Observer; March 13, 2019 DURHAM Duke University may have dealt a devastating blow to…

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North Carolina: Off the rails: Duke and Durham’s disconnect

By Gino Nuzzolillo, The Chronicle; March 8, 2019 Last Wednesday, Duke notified GoTriangle that it refused to sign on to…

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San Francisco’s Muni may lower seats on new trains 2 inches for shorter riders

By Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez, San Francisco Examiner; March 5, 2019 Since San Francisco’s futuristic new train fleet first click-clacked down…

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North Carolina: Duke University nixes Durham-Orange light rail

By Paul Conley, Editor-in-Chief, RT&S Magazine; February 28, 2019 Duke University won’t allow a portion of a proposed 7.7-mile light-rail…

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Manila, Philippines: A common rail station, finally

By The Editorial Board, Manila Standard; February 15, 2019 The government is finally pushing ahead with the long-stalled plan to…

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Canada: Transit union fighting Metrolinx cannabis ban

By Kyle Marshall, The Toronto Observer; February 7, 2019 The new Metrolinx policy banning recreational cannabis for certain workers has…

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Houston METRO offers free rides to federal workers

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; January 22, 2019 On Jan. 19, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority of Harris County, Texas (METRO) began…

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Dozens of light rail riders shed pants in annual Phoenix, Arizona tradition

By Lauren Aguirre and Ali Phillips, Arizona Republic; January 13, 2019 Dozens of people, coaxed into action by a group…

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American Public Transportation Association: Transit ridership fell, commuter-rail ridership rose in Q3

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; January 11, 2019 Americans took 2.5 billion trips on public transportation systems in third-quarter 2018, down…

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Maryland’s Purple Line will open at least a year late and delays will cost at least $215 million, contractor says

By Katherine Shaver, The Washington Post; January 10, 2019 The opening of Maryland’s Purple Line is at least a year…

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Transportation Openings and Construction Starts Planned for 2019

By Yonah Freemark, The Transport Politic; January 8, 2019 Despite recent declines in transit ridership in the U.S., the construction…

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Why the West Coast Is Suddenly Beating the East Coast on Transportation

By Emma G. Fitzsimmons, The New York Times; January 1, 2019 When New York City’s transportation commissioner returned from a…

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TEXRail: 5 things to know about Texas’ newest passenger train line

By Gordon Dickson, Fort Worth Star-Telegram; December 27, 2018 FORT WORTH There are a lot of misconceptions out there about…

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Editorial: New plan improves on Buffalo, New York’s Metro Rail extension

By The Editorial Board, The Buffalo News; December 25, 2018 The undertaking of any large project requires an openness to…

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Arizona: Development around light rail has changed Phoenix, Tempe and Mesa

By Catherine Reagor and Jessica Boehm, Arizona Republic; December 20, 2018 Uptown Phoenix’s Camelback Road and Central Avenue area was…

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$2.7 billion plan for new Atlanta transportation projects OK’d by MARTA

By Tyler Estep, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution; October 4, 2018 MARTA officials approved Thursday the blueprint that will guide Atlanta’s largest…

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HNTB Releases New Survey: Americans Overwhelmingly Believe Public Transportation Should Receive Government Funding

A press release from HNTB Corporation; September 24, 2018: NEW YORK (PRWEB)September 24, 2018 Key findings include: Eight-six percent of…

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Light Rail: Norfolk, Virginia councilwoman suggests free rides on Tide to boost ridership

By Nate Delesline III, Inside Business, The Virginian-Pilot; July 18, 2018 Could free rides on The Tide inspire more people…

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Billions from gas tax and vehicle fees will go to transit projects, California officials announce

By Patrick McGreevy and Laura J. Nelson, Los Angeles Times; April 26, 2018 State officials announced Thursday that $2.4 billion from…

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North County Transit District marks 10 years of Sprinter light-rail service

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; March 14, 2018 The North County Transit District (NCTD) late last week marked the 10th anniversary…

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Florida: Business leader pitches Tampa Bay light rail, but not on backs of local taxpayers

By Mitch Perry, Florida Politics; February 16, 2018 There are a lot of issues in the Tampa Bay area, but…

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California: Here’s the ‘artful’ way Sacramento is covering bad paint jobs on light rail trains

By Tony Bizjak, The Sacramento Bee; February 12, 2018 Sacramento Regional Transit has found an artful way of covering the…

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