Reconnecting America People * Places * Possibility

News: CAHSR Funding, Research HSR & Cities, LA Area Airport Transit Hub, Phoenix LRT Extension, Twin Cities Housing Market

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.

California: State Approves Funding for HSR


The California state Senate passed a budget measure Friday afternoon that sealed the deal: High-speed rail is coming to the Golden State. The bill passed with only Democratic support in the upper chamber, 21-16, and authorizes the state to provide $2.7 billion in funds that the Department of Transportation will match..

Read On

California: HSR a Big Win for State

Los Angeles Times

The state Senate vote authorizing initial funding for California's high-speed rail project was hailed by backers Friday as a pivotal step in building the controversial project...

Read On

Salt Lake City: Where Sugar House Streetcar Go Next?

Salt Lake Tribune

The council is ruminating about how to align Phase 2 of the Sugar House streetcar route. It could be key to future transportation strategies and urban planning in the area...

Read On

International: Bus Lane Re-Opened for Mixed Traffic

Times of India

Granting relief to commuters who frequent the BRT corridor, the Delhi high court on Thursday allowed motorists to utilize the bus lane on the stretch...

Read On

Los Angeles: Bob Hope Airport to Build Transit Hub

Contra Costa Times

When Thousand Oaks resident Ilona Sterkin flies out of Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, she usually takes a shuttle or gets a ride from a relative to the airport...

Read On

Research: High Speed Rail Implications for Cities

Cities Journal (Abstract) 

This paper is a spatial (urban and territorial) approach to high speed rail implications for cities, with focus on recent research and developments. The current situation and future challenges of HSR in Europe are analyzed taking into consideration three main levels of analysis..

Read On

Phoenix: Mesa Officials Advocate 2nd LRT Extension

Arizona Republic

There's no money in the pipeline and no timetable for construction, but that's not stopping Mesa from aggressively pursuing another 2 miles of light rail...

Read On

Twin Cities: Area Housing Market Taking Off

Minnesota Post

Calling all folks who are sick and tired of where they're living. The housing market has picked up big-time. Yep, right here in the Twin Cities...

Read On

International: How Children Lost the Right to Roam

Daily Mail UK (via Per Square Mile)

When George Thomas was eight he walked everywhere. It was 1926 and his parents were unable to afford the fare for a tram, let alone the cost of a bike and he regularly walked six miles to his favourite fishing haunt without adult supervision...

Read On

National: The Downtown Urban Forest


Since 1979, Eddee Daniel has been hiking Milwaukee's Cambridge Woods, part of an 800-acre swath of wilderness now called the Milwaukee River Greenway...

Read On