November 27, 2013
The approval comes following the submittal of the project’s Environmental Assessment, required to understand the extension’s effect on its neighboring environment and to continue to receive federal funds.
August 20, 2013
The Draper Light Rail Project, a 3.8-mile extension, created approximately 2,000 jobs during construction, according to the agency.
July 22, 2013
The 8.5-mile Lynnwood Link light rail extension is estimated to carry 60,000 to 70,000 riders each weekday through one of the most congested travel corridors in the region. It is scheduled to open in 2023.
February 6, 2013
Senate File 257 would provide $118 million for the Southwest Light Rail Transit line, while Senate File 258 would provide $37 million.
January 23, 2013
The study began in 2009 but has been delayed several times. The study is intended to give officials an idea of ridership, costs and logistics for a light rail extension.
January 16, 2013
citizens who support a vote on a new light rail extension made their case to the Vancouver City Council, but were not able to revive a petition the county declared invalid this month. The light rail opponents circulated a proposal that would have prohibited the use of Vancouver city funds to extend a light rail system into town from Portland, Ore.
The 3.2 mile extension is another significant step in the development of a regional transportation network in the Valley. Expansion of light rail is also under way in Central Mesa and is expected to be complete in 2015.
December 5, 2012
The $175 million project would add 1.6 miles of track and two stations from Campbell to Los Gatos. Some believe the cost is too high for the relatively short extension.
November 29, 2012
Sacramento Regional Transit’s South Line Light Rail Expansion project includes four stations and will extend the Blue Line an additional 4.3 miles. It is expected to generate 2,210 new transit trips and nearly 2,000 hours of user benefit on an average weekday.
November 28, 2012
The agency originally initially projected 9,100 people would ride the light rail line every day. The line currently averages 15,500 riders daily.
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