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Fla. HART's chairman thinks commuter rail may not be best option

The idea of converting two CSX routes into commuter rail has created a lot of excitement recently, with numerous local officials ready to jump on board. Under the CSX proposal, the Florida Department of Transportation would own, maintain and dispatch the lines for commuter use.

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.

San Francisco MTA unveils TEP draft report

Initiatives under the TEP Draft Implementation Strategy include travel time reduction proposals, service changes and associated systemwide infrastructure, terminal and transfer points improvements, overhead wire expansion and long-term studies.