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July 2014

West Palm Beach Unveils Plans for New Station

James Ruggia | Travel Pulse All Aboard Florida, the project that will bring express rail connectivity between Miami and Orlando, when it opens in 2016, unveiled plans for a major component of the project, the West Palm Beach Station. ABF is... Continue Reading →

M-1 Rail in Detroit will boost housing, retail development, backers say

John Gallagher | Detroit Free Press The M-1 Rail streetcar project breaking ground July 28 could spark a new boom in downtown and Midtown development and spur the creation of 10,000 new residential units over 10 years, its backers predicted today.... Continue Reading →

The Atlanta Transit Agency’s Big Plan to Convert Parking Lots into Housing

Eric Jaffe | Atlantic CityLab MARTA, the transit authority for metro Atlanta, is quietly becoming a player in the real estate world, and it has its excess parking to thank. In the past few months, the agency has pushed forward... Continue Reading →

HART unveils plans for rail station at Honolulu International Airport

Web Staff | khon2 The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation unveiled Wednesday designs for the Honolulu rail system’s station at Honolulu International Airport. The future station site will be built along Ala Auana Street between the overseas and international parking... Continue Reading →

Connecticut Looks To Add Another Train Station In Bridgeport

Daily Voice FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- Commuters should have more options -- and more places to park -- when Metro-North adds a new Fairfield County train station in Bridgeport on its New Haven Line by 2018, Gov. Dannel Malloy announced... Continue Reading →

Blind Passengers Still Ride Free in Culver City, California

Lynne Bronstein | Culver City Observer  After considering whether to have blind passengers pay a fare equivalent to disabled fare on Culver City busses, the City Council on July 14 decided to retain free bus rides for blind passengers while still... Continue Reading →

A $75M ticket to ride: Germans on board with Seattle transit-oriented apartment

Marc Stiles | Puget Sound Business Journal A German group called Universal Investment has paid $74.8 million for the Station at Othello Park, a large apartment complex in South Seattle, according to public records. The 351-unit project next to the Othello... Continue Reading →

Can public transit grow, and New Orleans grow with it?

Richard Rainey | The Times Magazine Street is bustling, with its coveted storefronts and crowded sidewalks. Buses along this Uptown corridor come about every 19 minutes, or sooner during rush hour. In the Upper 9th Ward, the shuttered Club Desire, once a... Continue Reading →

Madison County, Illinois Board endorses high-speed rail stop in Alton

Elizabeth Donald | BND.com EDWARDSVILLE — The Madison County Board believes the new high-speed rail line should have a regional hub in Alton. The $25 million Alton Regional Multi-Modal Transportation Center will include a bus transfer hub, bike and pedestrian paths, a... Continue Reading →

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