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.
International: Stuttgart 21 Project Costs Rise $2B
Deutsche Bahn (DB) has signalled its support for the Stuttgart 21 station project, approving an additional 2 billion euros for the controversial scheme...
Toronto: Transit Fueling Burnaby's Growth
Globe and Mail
Mr. Ferreira, who attended broadcasting school in Burnaby in 1986, recalls that year as the turning point for Burnaby as the Expo Line opened and spurred a development craze...
Denton County Transportation Authority has officially designated June 20 as the start of revenue service on its 33·8 km A-Train commuter line between Denton and the DART Green Line station at Trinity Mills in Carrollton... Read On
Metro's board of directors approved an agreement Thursday that will allow Maryland and the transit authority to develop 41 acres they own around the New Carrollton Metro station, a first step in transforming the area into an urban center... Read On
The Downtown Carrollton Rail Station Master Plan is intended to achieve an integrated vision for a transit-oriented community built around a key transit hub serving Carrollton and the Metroplex. The City of Carrollton’s primary goal for the project is to set the design framework for the transit hub integrating multi-modal, multi-agency transit service with a new urban center and gateway to the City of Carrollton. The ultimate success of the project is measured by the ability to meet this goal and individual objectives of a diverse set of stakeholders while also validating the fnancial feasibility of the project.
The future downtown transportation hub will improve local and regional access and strengthen linkages between transportation, land use and economic development. The project is also an opportunity for Carrollton to create the vision for a new symbolic center of the City. This vision will be achieved through a proposed 76 acre “walkable” /…