Reconnecting America People * Places * Possibility

Transport: Columbia Crossing LRT, Roundabout Bike Bypass, Paying To Operate Dallas Streetcar Extension, FRA & Train Safety

TRANSPORT

Light Rail, Blight or Bliss? 

The Columbian

 

Love it or hate it, light rail's tracks are firmly embedded in plans for the Columbia River Crossing. But what will that mean for Vancouver?


Read On
 

Greenbelt Roundabout's Innovative Bike Bypass 

Greater Greater Washington

 

Last summer, the city of Greenbelt built a roundabout at the entrance to the Metro station with an innovative bike bypass.


Read On
 

The Truth About Richard Branson's Rail Profits 

Guardian UK

 

I once called Richard Branson a carpetbagger. A new report reveals that I was correct to say he built his business empire with millions from the taxpayers - only it's worse than I thought


Read On
 

Where Will Operating Funds Come from for Dallas Extension? 

Dallas Morning News

 

Many months ago the Regional Transportation Council sent word that it had a belated Christmas gift for the city of Dallas: $30.87 million that would extend the under-construction streetcar line from near Bishop Arts to the Dallas Convention Center.


Read On
 

New Report Says FRA Makes Trains Less Safe 

The Greater Marin

 

A new report out by the Competitive Enterprise Institute (and I suspect you'll recognize half the byline), says the FRA's safety regulations, enforced in the name of safety, perversely make us less safe.


Read On
 

The NBA Cycling Trend 

Bike League

 

If you're not already glued to the NBA Finals, here's one potential reason to tune in: Bicycling among NBA athletes - like almost everywhere else - is become an active trend.


Read On
 

NIMBYs Fear Dedicated Lanes for BRT in Chicago 

Chicago Streetsblog

 

At a meeting in January about the city's bus rapid transit proposal, hosted by a consortium of chambers of commerce and community development groups on the Near West Side, business owners panicked that the elimination of car lanes for BRT, as well as most left turns, would destroy their livelihoods.


Read On
 

"Dumb Ways to Die" Advert Could Get an Award at Cannes 

USA Today, via: @TransportComm

 

A silly ad with a serious message has garnered incredible buzz leading up to the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, the ad world's largest trade show and awards event.


Read On
 

Providence Mayor Proposes $114M Streetcar 

WPRI

 

Officials in Rhode Island's capital city have asked the federal government for $39 million to help build a streetcar system that would connect the Upper South Providence neighborhood near Rhode Island Hospital to College Hill on the East Side by 2017.


Read On
 

Construction to Begin on Mid City Rapid Bus in San Diego 

KPBS San Diego

 

SANDAG is set to begin construction this month on the mid-city rapid bus project. The bus line, funded by the region's TransNet sales tax, will speed up transit from San Diego State University to downtown via El Cajon and Park boulevards.


Read On