TRANSPORTGreen Line to Medford Won't Open Until 2019
Daily Free Press
Despite a growing burden of debt, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority could begin construction on extending the Green Line from Lechmere to College Avenue in Medford and Union Square in Somerville in the coming months.
Tracks News - In this section you'll find news from cities around the country as well as interviews and general reporting on issues. It might be from a newspaper or a blog, but it counts as news. The Chatter, commentary and opposition articles will be found towards the bottom.
New York: Dollar Vans, Illegal But Popular
Wall Street Journal
Amid the cacophony that is Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn, there is one sound that at times stands out above the din. Beep beep! Beep beep! Beep beep beep!..
DFW: Private Developer Wants to Build Rail Line
Fort Worth Star Telegram
The once unlikely prospect of seeking a private developer…
Blogosphere - In this section you'll find commentary, opinion and editorials from blogs and newspapers around the country. The opinions expressed in these blogs do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Reconnecting America.
Blogosphere: House Tries to Horse Trade Keystone XL
In another desperate attempt to push forward their fossil fuel agenda, House Republicans have indicated that even though they've been incapable of passing a transportation bill, they're willing to go to conference committee and pass the Senate bill...
Blogosphere: Investment on Streetcar Line Starting
Streetcars are back, and…
Tracks News - In this section you'll find news from cities around the country as well as interviews and general reporting on issues. It might be from a newspaper or a blog, but it counts as news.
Baltimore: City Could Have a True Transit Hub
The corner of Howard and Lombard streets has the potential to be the pulse point of a healthier city and region. This is where the proposed Red Line and the existing Light Rail line will directly connect, addressing two long-standing deficiencies with mass transit in this city:..
National: Retailers Applaud GOP Highway Bill
During the last 30 years, due to the flexibility of light rail transit (LRT), new systems have been implemented, some of which include line segments that share tracks with freight operations regulated by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA). To operate on the general railroad system, these LRT systems have obtained waivers from FRA safety regulations by operating with temporal separation. The aim of this research study was to further develop concepts for temporal separation to enable shared use operations in additional locations with more frequent and more flexible operations of FRA-compliant and non-compliant services. Based on the operating concepts and technology that facilitate temporal separation on the NJ TRANSIT River LINE, this project prepared a design for expanding freight and passenger operations while maintaining separation of modes in a configuration that is very similar to designs that have already been accepted by FRA.
Last week, state legislators passed the New Jersey Economic Stimulus
Act of 2009, an omnibus bill designed to stimulate private sector
development and job growth while revitalizing urban hubs. Sponsored by
Assembly Majority Leader Joe Roberts, A4048/S2299 expands the Urban Transit Hub Tax Credit
by broadening the definition of a "transit hub" to include light rail
stations and businesses that are located along and utilize rail freight
lines, doubling the geographic radius for Camden, and lowering the
minimum investment needed to qualify.... Read On