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News: Denver US36 Fastracks, End Of Salt Lake City Free Ride, Streetcar vs. Light Rail, BART Livermore Extension

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.
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Denver: Struggling with US36 Fastracks Future

Daily Camera


With the clock ticking for the Regional Transportation District to decide what to do about the future of the FasTracks rail system, officials throughout the U.S. 36 corridor are struggling to come to consensus on the best path forward...

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Salt Lake City: Free Fare Zone May End for Buses

Salt Lake Tribune


The Utah Transit Authority wants to end its free-fare zone in downtown Salt Lake City for buses - but not for TRAX - as quickly as in a few weeks or months...

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Toronto: When Is Streetcar Not a Streetcar?

Toronto Star


Let's get something straight - is streetcar synonymous with light rail transit (LRT)? With Wednesday's council decision to opt for more light rail, Toronto is going for the lighter side of transit...

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Bay Area: BART Approves Livermore Extension Steps

San Francisco Chronicle


BART directors cautiously agreed Thursday to move closer to constructing a controversial 4.8-mile extension to Livermore...

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Atlanta: Referendum Critical to Ailing Metro

Atlanta Journal Constitution


"Hotlanta" has fizzled and it will take a bold plan like the Transportation Investment Act to help the region recover, a nationally known urban planner told a Thursday gathering of metro Atlanta leaders...

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