Pub Perspective: Greater Opportunities for TOD

Upon first glance, it might seem as if the new federal transportation law, Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century, was a setback for transit oriented development.

Revised ad policies helping transit agencies

Within the past year, several U.S. transit agencies have revamped their advertising policies in an attempt to generate more non-farebox revenue.

YCON to install L.A. energy storage substation

The WESS is largely funded by the Federal Transit Administration under the Transit Investments for Greenhouse Gas and Energy Reduction with funds made available by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

Rail station serving Twin Cities’ commuters opens

The station will serve commuters traveling between Ramsey and Minneapolis, who previously had to take a bus. It is the first planned transit development along Northstar’s 40-mile route between downtown Minneapolis and Big Lake.

Amtrak N.J. substation to be up this week

Crews are continuing with the necessary repairs and intend to have the facility back online by week’s end providing increased electrical power and a more reliable signal and switching system between New York City and Newark, N.J.

3,000 tons of steel arrives for Honolulu rail project

The shipment was the first of three for the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation’s new rail project. In the meantime, state archeologists are studying human remains that were found along the proposed route.

After Prop. 1 failure, C-Tran regroups

Voters rejected a sales tax increase of 0.1 percentage point in C-Tran's service district to pay for light rail. The board will discuss what to do next at a retreat meeting in January.

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