Posts tagged with 'light rail'
The Case for Streetcars
The Case for Streetcars
Almost 50 years ago, streetcars in Washington, D.C. stopped running and most of their tracks were removed. Now they’re back and ready for a revival, with parts of the first two lines slated to open next spring. In this post, we talk ...
Primer on Post-Election Purple Line
Primer on Post-Election Purple Line
The Purple Line is a proposed 16-mile light rail line from Bethesda in Montgomery County to New Carrollton in Prince George’s County. The transit corridor would link, from east to west, suburban Maryland communities that include the dense business and ...
Q&A: Oakland Urban Visionary Discusses City's New Streetcar Plan
Q&A: Oakland Urban Visionary Discusses City's New Streetcar Plan
Within five to ten years, Oakland, Calif., has the potential to become a model of urban revitalization and sustainable livability. It may sound a bit paradoxical — but it’s possible. The name Oakland still too often conjures images of a ...
Light Rail for L.A.'s Westside
Light Rail for L.A.'s Westside
A few weeks ago, we wrote about California’s promising Senate Bill 375 (SB 375), which encourages transit-oriented development by requiring metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) “to create and implement land use plans that use compact, coordinated, and efficient development patterns to ...
BRT vs. Light Rail: Urban Transit Debate Plays Out
BRT vs. Light Rail: Urban Transit Debate Plays Out
One of the hottest transportation debates in the region these days relates to the proposed Corridor Cities Transitway (CCT). The Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) envisions a 14-mile transit link roughly following I-270 from the Shady Grove Metro station in Gaithersburg  ...
Purple Line to be Light Rail
Purple Line to be Light Rail
Gov. O’Malley has made his decision on the Purple Line: it’ll be light rail, as has been increasingly clear over the last couple of months. TheCityFix has been an advocate for high-quality bus rapid transit in the past, but let’s ...