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News: Crystal City Streetcar, BRT For Tijuana, Wolrd's Longest Bullet Train Route, Prudent Gentrification, Dallas TOD Plans

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.
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Fort Worth: Grapevine Wants More from Commuter Rail

Fort Worth Star Telegram


Six years after Grapevine voters agreed to raise the sales tax to bring a commuter rail to town, some city leaders say they're frustrated with the lack of information about funding for the project and now regret getting involved...

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Virginia: Crystal City Streetcar Plans

Washington Post


The District's H Street streetcar gets a lot of buzz, much of it owing to the neighborhood's ongoing redevelopment and proximity to downtown...

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International: BRT Route for Tijuana

San Diego Union Tribune


Construction of a 10.5-mile rapid-transit bus route linking the San Ysidro border to the eastern El Florido area of Tijuana is scheduled to begin early next year, the first step of a long-awaited reform of the city's antiquated and inefficient public transportation system...

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Pittsburgh: Keep Pushing LRT Further North

Pittsburgh Post Gazette


If the North Shore Connector was built solely to serve as stops for the North Shore and Allegheny stations, then it was a colossal waste of more than $500 million...

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International: China Begins Longest Bullet Train Service

New York Times


China began service Wednesday morning on the world's longest high-speed rail line, covering a distance in eight hours that is about equal to that from New York to Key West, Fla., or from London across Europe to Belgrade, Serbia...

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Toronto: Prudent Gentrification Keeps Small Village

Globe and Mail


Toronto's Corktown has seen the worst of modernist planning. In the 1960s, the neighbourhood, which extends from roughly south of Shuter Street and east of Berkeley Street, saw exit ramps from the Don Valley Parkway and the Gardiner Expressway built across its southern reaches..

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Palo Alto: Board Signs Off on Trend Setting Project

San Jose Mercury News


Despite one neighboring restaurant's concerns about construction impacts and being left out of the loop, a trend-setting mixed-use project proposed for Palo Alto's California Avenue cleared a key hurdle this week...

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Dallas: City Plans New Push to Spark TOD

Dallas Morning News


Mockingbird Station has often been held up as a shining example of "transit-oriented development," desirable real estate investment that follows the course of transit lines and, more specifically, the placement of transit stations...

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Fresno: Valley Land a Likely Issue for HSR Project

Fresno Bee


Real estate attorneys are seizing a monumental opportunity as California lumbers ahead with its high-speed rail plans in the central San Joaquin Valley...

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