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Denver RTD OKs LRT extension, "rapid bus"
Splitting the modal difference, the Board of Directors for Denver's Regional Transportation District (RTD) has approved a light rail transit exentsion along with a "rapid bus" route.
LRT conversion for LA Orange Line?
Pending a signature from California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) on a legislative bill, Los Angeles will be cleared to convert its Orange Line Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line to a…
Ground broken for Kansas City streetcar
Pro-rail advocates and officials gathered Thursday, May 22, 2014 for a groundbreaking ceremony for Kansas City's 2.2-mile streetcar, with a target completion of construction sometime next year.
Waterloo Region weighs LRT for Cambridge
Region of Waterloo officials in Ontario, moving beyond a current plan to divide public transportation development into light rail transit (LRT) and Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), have begun moving ahead…
KC OKs more streetcars, minus a neighborhood
A conceptual plan for streetcar extensions totaling almost eight miles was given the go-ahead Thursday, March 27, 2014, by the Kansas City city council, with a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT)…
Portland, Ore. suburb spurns LRT
Tigard, Ore., voters appear to have approved Ballot Measure 34-210, which specifically rejects any effort by TriMet to extend MAX light rail transit into the community.
Bus Rapid Transit: Precursor to rail, or obstacle?
For decades, even when it was designated by other euphemisms such as "enhanced bus", so-called "bus rapid transit" (BRT) was repeatedly hyped as a kind of interim service on the…
Weekend surprise: Talkin’ transit
The reaction my face registered (he later recounted) was remarkable when he said, “I’m in public transit.”
Study: LRT ridership gains are spectacular
OK, one more leap into the briar patch of controversy over light rail transit (LRT) vs. Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), with a glance at diesel multiple-unit (DMU) light railway, and…
Research: BRT can truly be pricier than LRT
In my last article (Research study: New light rail projects beat BRT), I summarized the general results of a research study, co-authored with my colleague Dave Dobbs, that I presented…
Research study: New LRT projects beat BRT
An array of new light rail transit (LRT) projects came out ahead of new Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) projects in a research study I presented earlier this month to the…
Hurricane takeaway: Taking rail away hurts
One half-month after dealing up close and personal with Hurricane Sandy, here's my transport takeaway: Take away rail transit, and quality of life definitely takes another hit.
Toronto suburbs pass LRT/BRT plan
By a 9-2 vote, the Waterloo Regional Council Wednesday approved a C$818 million rail plan to serve a large swath of Toronto’s western suburbs.
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