TRANSPORTVirginia Beach Light Rail at a Crossroads
The once-abstract idea of light rail in the city continues to take shape as planners crunch the numbers and take public comment on the most detailed scenarios yet for sending The Tide to the Oceanfront.
TRANSPORTFairmount Line Adds Two New Stations
As the Fairmount Corridor Commuter Rail Line train peeled away from Readville one morning, a stocky conductor began collecting fares on the only car open to passengers.
URBANISM & DESIGN
Controversial Land Assembly Tax Credit Hearing in Missouri
St. Louis Post Dispatch
St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay was among several people to testify in favor of extending the controversial Distressed Areas Land Assemblage tax credit before a Missouri Senate committee hearing Wednesday.
Blogosphere - In this section you'll find commentary, opinion and editorials from blogs and newspapers around the country. The opinions expressed in these blogs do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Reconnecting America.
Blogosphere: A Look Fed Funding for Transit Operations
With a budget stalemate in Congress, the future for transit funding may increasingly be in the hands of state and local governments. But that could magnify seriously inequitable outcomes, an analysis of data from 65 cities shows...
Blogosphere: Amtrak Draws Fire, Aviation Ignored
There's never any shortage of…
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.
National: Transit Surges as Americans Return to Work
The number of Americans commuting by public transportation rose to the second highest level on record last year, as more people returned to work, according to an annual survey released by the leading U.S. transit association on Monday...
Baltimore: FTA Approves Final EIS for Red Line
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) signed off on the Baltimore Red Line's…