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.

Ottawa-Transitway
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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 way to light rail transit (LRT).

Twin Cities S70 LRT
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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 some observations about federal New Starts policies.

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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 in mid-November to the 12th National Light Rail Transit Conference in Salt Lake City, a confab sponsored by the Transportation Research Board (TRB) and American Public Transportation Association (APTA).
CATS LRT

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 12th National Light Rail Transit Conference in Salt Lake City, sponsored by the Transportation Research Board (TRB) and American Public Transportation Association (APTA). Co-authoring the study with me was my colleague Dave Dobbs.

LRT, BRT studied as Staten Island options

MTA New York City Transit has scheduled its final open house for May 10 to gather public comments as the Staten Island North Shore Alternatives Analysis Study nears completion. Light rail and Bus Rapid Transit are among the options examined.

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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An LRT advocate’s take on Bogota’s Transmilenio

Responding to a July 10 New York Times article by Elisabeth Rosenthal entitled “Buses May Aid Climate Battle in Poor Cities,” Lyndon Henry, a data analyst for Austin, Tex.’s Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority and also a technical consultant with Light Rail Now!, wrote the following. As of July 13, the Times had not yet published the response.