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Light Rail

Denver Apartment Seekers Willing To Pay More To Be Near Light Rail

The Denver Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

People are willing to pay about 4 percent more a month to rent an apartment within a quarter-mile of a light-rail stop. That's pushing vacancy rate...

WATCH: Amazing Time-Lapse Video Traces Route Of Proposed Train To Sea

Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Via Curbed LA comes this incredible time-lapse video shot along the proposed route for phase 2 of the under-construction Expo Line., scheduled for com...

7 Most Popular US Light Rails (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Travis Walter Donovan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A light rail is an urban mode of public transportation that generally has a lower capacity and speed then heavy rail and metro systems. Light rails m...

Grand Theft Auto 3: Rail City

Greg Selkoe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Greg Selkoe

This is the last of my 3 part installment of posts entitled Grand Theft Auto. In this post I will discuss inner city public rail transportation and automobile use in urban settings.

Grand Theft Auto 2: San Autodreas-Highspeed Fail

Greg Selkoe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Greg Selkoe

America, it is time to get serious about rail and stop getting our a** kicked by the rest of the world.

Mass Transit and a Public Works Pilgrimage to Hoover Dam

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Hoover Dam, transportation and Los Angeles -- for me it's all about well conceived infrastructure and a vision of what is possible.

Grand Theft Auto- Part 1

Greg Selkoe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Greg Selkoe

What is the most overlooked key issue of our time? A nuclear Iran, America's failing education system, the need for better dental hygiene? The answe...

I'll Have a BRT With the Sepulveda Pass

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Every time I go over that damn Pass there's something missing for me. And that something is a light rail line running up the center divide of the freeway.

High Speed Rail Is Coming Right on Time

Antonio Villaraigosa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Antonio Villaraigosa

Today is a great day for California. We were just awarded $2.3+ billion to build our high speed rail network. With 14% unemployment in LA, we're ready to get people back to work.

Heavy Drinking on the Light Rail

Colonel Hector Bravado | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Colonel Hector Bravado

Six Shooter's Ewing Klipspringer does the only sane thing when he finds out that the light rail's D Line makes exactly six stops between his office and his final destination: He drinks his way home.

Don't Throw FasTracks Under a Bus

Paul Rosenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Paul Rosenthal

What do the editorial writers for the Denver Post want? More roads. Perhaps they should visit Los Angeles to see how well that worked.

FasTracks Plan May Completely Exclude North Denver: Report

The Denver Post | Jeffrey Leib | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Communities in north metro Denver are in danger of getting no train service from RTD's FasTracks program unless the transit agency drastically changes...

Regional Transit Key to Colorado's Future

Paul Rosenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Paul Rosenthal

In the Denver area alone, the population will grow from 2.8 million now to 4.8 million by 2040. Will we all eventually have to move to Montana to find a square inch not covered by asphalt?

Washington-Birmingham Rail Could Pay For Itself | Johnny Isakson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Over the last 30 years, Atlanta and Georgia have led the way for economic success and growth across the New South. This growth, however, has come at a...

Utah Scores $91M In Stimulus Money For Light Rail

KSTU | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

SALT LAKE CITY - The U.S. Transportation Department has announced that the Utah Transit Authority will get $90.9 Million in stimulus funds for a light...

Phoenix opens $1.4 billion light-rail system

Yahoo! News | David Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green


Who Cares About New York?

Harry Moroz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Harry Moroz

Urban America is resurgent and hearing the stories -- both good and bad -- from its diverse environs will help city dwellers and suburbanites alike better understand the nation's economic challenges.

Detroit Drives to DC and Dr. Deming Invents Japan

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

We've had enough threats from our sworn enemies -- we don't need them from Detroit executives. These CEOs and their boards of directors must go, whether by car or jet or skateboard, they must go.