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A Bright Future for Your Commuter Railway

Three years after its onset, the state of emergency around the COVID-19 pandemic has officially been lifted by the World Health Organization. In the months leading up to this declaration, commuter culture had already started to see a resurgence

Q&A with Jacksonville Transportation Authority CEO Ford

As CEO of the JTA, Nathaniel P. Ford Sr. leads an agency with an annual budget of $230 million and 850 employees, which provides transportation planning, road and bridge construction and transit services for the Northeast Florida region. Among his most recent accomplishments is the development and implementation of the Blueprint for Transportation Excellence (BTE) strategy that lays the foundation for JTA to become a regional, multimodal transportation leader in Northeast Florida.

Studies tout Dallas light rail's impact

One study found that DART’s capital spending on light rail was almost $5.63 billion, or $4.7 billion in inflation-adjusted 2013 dollars. During that time, the expansion generated $7.4 billion in regional economic activity. Meanwhile, TOD investment has totaled $5.3 billion since the system's 1996 debut.

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