Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Wednesday Wrap: 12/23

Wednesday Weekly Wrap-Up is a feature looking back on transportation and planning news and opinions from the last week or so.

  • Raise the Roof: CSX is speeding up plans for a National Gateway, which I talked about in September.
  • More Trains, More Riders: Amtrak's new Lynchburg-Washington service, subsidized by Virginia, is beating ridership projections.
  • Bypass the EIS on the NEC: So opines the Boston Globe, regarding the potential loss of stimulus money for improvements to the Northeast Corridor.
  • Future, meet Past: Workers building Minneapolis-Saint Paul's Central Corridor light rail line recently unearthed a relic of transit from the early days.
  • Recession Hurts Transit: APTA reports that rail ridership was down in the first 9 months of 2009, mainly due to unemployment.

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