On 15 August, Metro Transit plans to open bids for the first construction contract for the Southwest light-rail
line in Minnesota.
Urban planning that forces people to walk to a light-rail
stop rather than driving their own cars could yield a slimmer, healthier populace, suggests new research from the University of Pennsylvania, Drexel University, and the RAND Corporation.
Despite improvements of late, the Department for Transport (DfT) still lacked an overall light-rail
strategy, the report said.
The system will minimise light-rail
system delays and undue standstills, thus enhancing city road safety levels, Telvent added.
The $330 million bus line sees more riders each weekday than the 3-year-old Gold Line, a light-rail
system between Pasadena and downtown that was built at more than double the cost.
Last month, the commissioners of the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority authorized a $280,000 feasibility study and authorized a contract to be executed with the firm of Booz Allen Hamilton to examine the environmental and engineering issues regarding extension of light-rail
access to the Sports Complex.
The desire to entice rich people--commonly called "choice" riders--is a big reason why pricey light-rail
lines have broken ground in so many cities, and why more than two dozen cities are angling for federal funds to build more.
TRANSIT SYSTEMS have become a common fixture in many American cities over the past several decades.
Many companies this summer jumped on the TRAX system as prime marketing material, seeing the light-rail
demographic as a retail and buying force to be targeted, says TRAX spokesman Kris McBride.
Dallas' 14-month-old, 20-mile light-rail
starter system, born out of years of often acrimonious debate, is locking like a winner.
Siemens Transportation Systems (STS) is the number one supplier of light rail vehicles in North America with more than 850 light-rail
vehicles ordered in the U.
Opened in 2004, the Metro Blue Line is Minnesota s first light-rail