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Sound Transit moving ahead with 2016 ballot measure to extend light rail

Rail| July 7, 2015

ST3 will expand congestion-free light rail farther and deeper into King, Snohomish and Pierce counties. The areas Sound Transit serves are home to more than 40% of Washington's residents, 70% of its economic activity and 97% of its traffic congestion.

Calif. rail extension enters environmental study phase

Rail| February 3, 2015

Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority are initiating an environmental study for the proposed construction of an approximately six-mile extension of BART from the now under-construction Berryessa BART Station in San Jose to Santa Clara. The project is planned to include four stations: the Alum Rock, Downtown San Jose, Diridon and Santa Clara Stations.

Rail| November 27, 2013

Valley Metro light rail extension gets FTA approval

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.
Rail| August 20, 2013

Utah opens light rail extension

The Draper Light Rail Project, a 3.8-mile extension, created approximately 2,000 jobs during construction, according to the agency.
Rail| July 22, 2013

Sound Transit kicks off light rail extension process

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.
Rail| February 6, 2013

Minn. considers 2 bills for light rail funding

Senate File 257 would provide $118 million for the Southwest Light Rail Transit line, while Senate File 258 would provide $37 million.
Rail| January 23, 2013

Hampton Roads Transit light rail study still under way

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.
Rail| January 16, 2013

Light rail foes unable to revive Vancouver petition

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.
Rail| January 16, 2013

Valley Metro kicks off light rail construction

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.
Rail| December 5, 2012

Cost of Calif. light rail extension draws critics

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.

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