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COVID-19 devastated public transit, and underscored how indispensable it is 0 mahatmakanejeeves Saturday Saturday 0 213
NC: With bus drivers in short supply, some Triangle transit agencies must cut service 0 marmar Wednesday Wednesday 0 416
Special Report: Passenger Rail Stat Snapshot 0 marmar Tuesday Tuesday 3 302
'Greenway Stimulus' Could Bring Boom in Bike and Walking Trails 0 marmar Monday Monday 5 470
Missouri Amtrak service to go twice-daily again starting July 19 1 marmar Jun 3 Jun 3 4 448
San Diego's high-speed rail plan hinges on urban density as population growth wanes 1 marmar Jun 2 Jun 2 1 640
Fort Worth bike rentals are booming, and electric ebikes are providing the jolt 0 marmar Jun 1 Jun 1 7 502
Amtrak unveils details, cost of corridor expansion plan 3 marmar May 31 May 31 3 364
L.A. Metro Board approves proposed project for North Hollywood to Pasadena BRT corridor project 0 marmar May 30 May 30 2 585
New York City: East Side Access On Track for 2022 Opening 0 mahatmakanejeeves May 30 May 30 4 243
At Long Last, a New Rail Tunnel Under the Hudson River Can Be Built 6 mahatmakanejeeves May 29 May 29 27 1654
Toronto: Scarborough subway starts 'major' work in June, tunnelling next year, province says 0 marmar May 28 May 28 1 383
Amtrak strives to roar back from pandemic as it restores more Seattle service 0 marmar May 27 May 27 5 300
Amtrak Empire Builder resumes daily service across Montana 1 mahatmakanejeeves May 27 May 27 2 266
Urban Walkability Gains a Foothold in the U.S. 3 marmar May 24 May 24 7 816
Toronto: Construction of Kipling Transit Hub complete 0 marmar May 23 May 23 1 313
If you don't mind changing trains and going several hundred miles out of your way that train can ... 1 mahatmakanejeeves May 23 May 23 3 826
NYC subway's recovery put at risk by crime even as city rebounds 0 marmar May 21 May 21 1 572
Brightline extension to Orlando is halfway complete 0 marmar May 20 May 20 3 331
Amtrak leaders pitch new Cleveland-Columbus-Dayton-Cincinnati route: 'It's our goal to get this done 0 marmar May 20 May 20 5 353
MTA returns to 24-hour service with largest officer presence in the past quarter century 0 marmar May 18 May 18 2 600
Metro is behind on training and safety protocols, audit says 0 mahatmakanejeeves May 13 May 13 0 278
On this day, May 12, 1968, C&O passenger train the Fast Flying Virginian (FFV) made its final run. 1 mahatmakanejeeves May 12 May 12 2 612
High-speed train services in UK disrupted after cracks found 1 mahatmakanejeeves May 10 May 10 2 465
Entire U.S. transit bus fleet could transition to zero emission at a cost of $56B to $89B 1 marmar May 6 May 6 1 608
Passenger Rail Returning to Virginia's New River Valley 0 mahatmakanejeeves May 6 May 6 2 361
Kiewit, Mass Electric finalize Texas Central (high-speed rail) contract 1 marmar May 5 May 5 2 524
Public transit hopes to win back riders after crushing year 1 marmar May 2 May 2 2 407
On this day, May 1, 1971, fifty years ago today, Amtrak began operation. 1 mahatmakanejeeves May 1 May 1 2 507
Amtrak says Alabama support not required for Gulf Coast return 1 marmar Apr 30 Apr 30 1 577
BART Silicon Valley PHASE 2 Extension Overview! 1 marmar Apr 29 Apr 29 1 394
California: SMART Board approves rail and pathway projects 0 marmar Apr 27 Apr 27 2 400
Chicago: CTA's 7000 Series 'L' Cars Debut on the Blue Line 1 marmar Apr 25 Apr 25 2 619
Three reasons public transit requires robust investment after historic COVID-19 relief funding 2 marmar Apr 23 Apr 23 3 729
Montreal: North America's newest Metro train -- Alstom Metropolis 0 marmar Apr 22 Apr 22 1 480
STB forms passenger rail working group 0 marmar Apr 21 Apr 21 2 370
Montreal: REM station at Trudeau Airport receives C$500 million in federal and provincial financing 1 marmar Apr 18 Apr 18 1 631
Buttigieg announces $187M in funding for bus rapid transit projects 0 marmar Apr 10 Apr 10 5 692
Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers introduce legislation supporting transit in smaller communities 0 marmar Apr 10 Apr 10 1 678
Illinois: Metra adding service on three lines as some riders return 2 marmar Apr 9 Apr 9 2 334
Monorail remodel gets underway before the release of the Kraken hockey team at Seattle Center 1 marmar Apr 8 Apr 8 1 740
Alexandria, Virginia's DASH bus could be fare free by fall 0 mahatmakanejeeves Apr 7 Apr 7 2 585
Amtrak vows grand expansion under Biden's infrastructure plan. 6 left-of-center2012 Apr 1 Apr 3 3 636
Biden's infrastructure plan could mean progress for NYC's long-stalled Second Ave. subway 0 marmar Apr 3 Apr 3 5 947
What Amtrak's expansion plan would look like for New England 3 left-of-center2012 Apr 1 Apr 1 2 753
Dallas City Council approves DART D2 Subway resolution 0 marmar Mar 30 Mar 30 3 417
NY/NJ: In a leaky underwater rail tunnel, workers race against time 4 Eugene Mar 26 Mar 26 4 888
Pandemic drop in drivers, riders cost IL and transit agencies more than $1 billion in lost revenues 0 marmar Mar 26 Mar 26 0 853
Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg says America's infrastructure needs top $1 trillion and ... 0 mahatmakanejeeves Mar 25 Mar 25 4 364
New regional rail vision aims to bring D.C., Maryland and Virginia closer together. Can it happen? 0 mahatmakanejeeves Mar 25 Mar 25 2 611
Plan your Future Getaway With Flat Rate Fares on Northeast Regional, Acela and Downeaster 1 mahatmakanejeeves Mar 24 Mar 24 3 618
Michigan: Levin, Tlaib propose $500 billion for electrifying public transit over next decade 0 marmar Mar 23 Mar 23 1 454
Honolulu rail project's price tag hits $12.4B 1 marmar Mar 22 Mar 22 1 452
Federal spending on transportation infrastructure, by type of infrastructure, 1956 to 2017 0 mahatmakanejeeves Mar 22 Mar 22 1 530
More rail could be coming to Southwest Virginia 0 mahatmakanejeeves Mar 22 Mar 22 2 408
On March 20, 1949, the California Zephyr made its first run. 1 mahatmakanejeeves Mar 21 Mar 21 3 578
'Major area' of Seattle could forbid most cars under city's new, greener transportation plan 0 marmar Mar 20 Mar 20 4 561
Canada creates first-ever fund for cycling paths and trails 0 marmar Mar 18 Mar 18 6 560
Metro has selected Hitachi Rail to build the system's 8000-series railcars in the U.S. 0 mahatmakanejeeves Mar 18 Mar 18 1 684
The CEO of Amtrak Thinks Americans Are Ready for Trains Again 7 marmar Mar 16 Mar 18 9 831
Amtrak restores daily service for 12 long-distance routes 3 mahatmakanejeeves Mar 2021 Mar 2021 4 683
"Mayor Pete follows me. Post proposals for the USDOT in the comment section" 1 mahatmakanejeeves Mar 2021 Mar 2021 1 648
Ultra Light Rail Claims Lower Risk and Lower Cost than Traditional Light Rail 3 marmar Mar 2021 Mar 2021 2 877
Amtrak Wants to Expand Across the Nation. Local Politics Might Intervene. 2 Eugene Mar 2021 Mar 2021 7 949
Canada commits funding to help transit systems transition to electric power 0 marmar Mar 2021 Mar 2021 3 911
Pete Buttigieg Stresses a 'Fix It First' Infrastructure Policy 5 marmar Mar 2021 Mar 2021 10 918
First tunneling machines reaches future L.A. Metro Wilshire/La Cienega subway station 5 marmar Mar 2021 Mar 2021 4 1088
Bullet trains in America? The new push for major high-speed rail project between Boston and New York 2 marmar Mar 2021 Mar 2021 4 1043
Does New York Really Need an All-Night Subway? 3 marmar Feb 2021 Feb 2021 1 877
Detroit: DDOT, SMART prepare to resume fare collection after installing COVID-19 safety features 0 marmar Feb 2021 Feb 2021 0 741
Amtrak: Passenger trains to return to Gulf Coast in 2022 3 TexasTowelie Feb 2021 Feb 2021 10 648
Atlanta: MARTA track replacement project on Red and Gold Lines successfully completed 0 marmar Feb 2021 Feb 2021 2 573
TEDx1000Lakes - Chuck Marohn - The important difference between a road and a street 1 Yavin4 Feb 2021 Feb 2021 1 805
Buffalo: Developer wants 'inclusive' process to plot DL&W's future 0 mahatmakanejeeves Feb 2021 Feb 2021 2 617
Airport Tunnel Project in Southern California Going Forward 1 marmar Feb 2021 Feb 2021 4 791
Episode 12: Aesthetic Band Aid 0 Yavin4 Feb 2021 Feb 2021 1 491
What is a STROAD? 1 Yavin4 Feb 2021 Feb 2021 1 677
Road diets: designing a safer street 0 Yavin4 Feb 2021 Feb 2021 2 616
San Francisco: Partial downtown-bound Muni Metro service to return in May. ... 0 mahatmakanejeeves Feb 2021 Feb 2021 0 520
San Franscisco: Bringing back cable cars would be a 'heavy lift' 0 mahatmakanejeeves Feb 2021 Feb 2021 1 583
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