- Newsbreak: Better bus service increases ridership: One wonders why we don't do more of this. Everett's new Swift BRT will likely increase transit ridership. Hopefully we'll see more arterial bus improvements around the nation.
- Light Rail for Florida: Pinellas County Florida has officially added light rail to long-term plans. By 2033 a line could be operating between Saint Pete and Clearwater.
- Rain Good for Streetcars: There must be something in the rain. Another Pacific Northwestern city, Spokane, is looking at Streetcars. If Portland is any indication, they can't go wrong.
- Lay down the Trails and tear up the Tracks: Work is finally starting on Atlanta's Beltline corridor. The first step is removing the old tracks. So far the oldest rail that's been found dates to 1904.
- SunRail moving forward: Florida's House of Representatives passed a commuter rail bill in special session this week. And the Senate followed suit. Governor Crist has promised to sign the legislation. The bill would help maintain Miami's Tri-Rail and would set up commuter rail in central Florida.
- Come on ride the Train: Amtrak saw record ridership over Thanksgiving.
- LaHood takes on Coburn: Secretary of Transportation, Ray LaHood recently wrote a post on the DOT's blog challenging Oklahoma Senator Coburn's worldview. Well, at least his view of alternative transportation.
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Wednesday Wrap: 12/9/09
Wednesday Weekly Wrap-Up is a feature looking back on transportation and planning news and opinions from the last week or so.