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NC: East Durham Group Not On Board With Light-Rail Station Move

March 31--DURHAM -- A group representing Northeast Central Durham wants Triangle Transit to think again about where it ends the Durham-Orange Light Rail in that neighborhood. Originally, the plan was to put the line's terminal station...Show More Summary

MN: Minnetonka Residents Sue Met Council Over Southwest LRT Line

March 31--Minnetonka residents filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against the Metropolitan Council, arguing the agency didn't take adequate steps to review the environmental impact of the proposed 16-mile Southwest Light Rail line on the...Show More Summary

FL: For Miami-Dade Transit, a Sales Tax Stretched Thin

March 31--The good news: Riders of Miami-Dade County's transit system pay about $1 million in fares every 72 hours. The bad news: Miami-Dade's transit system costs about $1.5 million a day to operate. That wide gap between the transit...Show More Summary

MA: MBTA Bridge Repairs to Shut Down Train Service in 2017

March 31--BEVERLY -- Commuter rail service from Salem to Rockport and Newburyport will be shut down for 21 days as part of a massive, $23 million project to replace the failing railroad bridge between Salem and Beverly. The shutdown won't affect commuters until April 2017, but the conversation about the interruptions is already taking place. Show More Summary

CO: Southwest Chief Battle Not Over Yet

March 31--While Amtrak has announced it is no longer contemplating moving the route of the Southwest Chief, Colorado officials remain vigilant on the need to fund upgrades. "We still need to come up with the rest of the funding," said...Show More Summary

GA: Atlanta Streetcar to Remain Free for 2015

March 31--Save your dollar -- the Atlanta Streetcar will remain free through 2015. Mayor Kasim Reed announced the news Tuesday morning at the annual meeting of Central Atlanta Progress, the downtown booster organization that helped bring...Show More Summary

MS: New Public Transit System Unveiled

March 31--City partners with Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians on new transit system. Meridian has public transportation again. A new bus system -- equipped to accommodate just about anyone -- was unveiled Monday. "We're just trying to meet the needs of the people," Mayor Percy Bland said. Show More Summary

Transit Value Capture Coordination: Case Studies, Best Practices, and Recommendations

Capital transportation projects can be funded in part through value capture if local governments, transportation authorities and private development companies initiate the concept in the very early planning stages: key finding from recent research.

Reminder: Meet-up Tomorrow

Just a reminder that we’re having our first-in-a-while meet-up happy hour tomorrow, April 1, at Rock Bottom Brewery in Downtown Seattle from 5-8pm.  Sound Transit’s Ric Ilgenfritz and others will be on hand to talk about ST3 and the upcoming ballot initiatives.  Come chat with us STB staff and ST folks to learn more about the […]

Going Above & Beyond: Taking a Flight to Nowhere to Check out Alaska Airlines’ Passenger Product

It’s not every day that you see any sort of 737 in the Museum of Flight parking lot – Photo: Bernie Leighton | AirlineReporter Over the past few years, Alaska Airlines has been making gradual enhancements to its overall product. New seats from Recaro, in-seat power, Wi-Fi from Gogo, Starbucks coffee, and tablet-based in-flight [...]Show More Summary

Far Western Sydney Airport to generate heat, light and jobs

In what  government insiders say will be marketed as a broadening of the vision for Sydney’s future, Prime Minister Abbott will later today unveil his Far Western Connect project, an extension of what was formerly known as the WestConnex road for the Future until the language police  prevailed. The key element is a 60 kilometres [...]

MO: After Videotaped Assault on MetroLink, Riders and Officials Reflect

March 31--ST. LOUIS -- Much like the diversity of the region, a random sampling of MetroLink riders on Monday had mixed reactions about taking public transportation one week after a man's assault was caught on video. "Since the whole...Show More Summary

TX: Study Finds Houston Traffic Congestion Worsening

March 31--As workday commutes go, Raj Dada's isn't terrible. He lives east of Jersey Village, an easy drive from the freeway. His off-ramp from Interstate 10 puts him practically in front of his job near Bunker Hill. In each of the past...Show More Summary

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