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.
Toronto: While Toronto Fights, LA Builds
Globe and Mail
Denny Zane can pinpoint the moment when the famously heavy traffic in Los Angeles changed from slushy to solid. It was the summer of 2007, and the back-ups on the I-10, through the city's west side, snaked back over 20 kilometres and reappeared day after day after day, with no obvious cause...
Planning at public transport stations often involves an uneven field of stakeholders with varying degrees of interest in a station and its immediate area. Because a controlling or integrating influence among these stakeholders is often absent, station area planning is usually divided into its component parts and therefore the outcomes are not well integrated... Read On
ONE of Queensland's largest initial public offerings, Rivercity Motorway (which operates Brisbane's Clem Jones tunnel*) has collapsed, owing $1.3 billion. Rivercity's initial traffic forecasts predicted the road would carry 60,000 vehicles a day and that this could increase to 100,000 within 18 months...
HOUSE prices around the future light rail track are set to soar, with predictions some property values could jump $100,000 in the next 12 months. Industry sources say developers have started to circle properties along the route and homeowners are looking to sell when the price is right... Read On