Tags: "MetroRail"

15 Jan
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Has light rail benefited Houston?

January 12, 2018 – Dian Nostikasari  via The Urban Edge (Houston Chronicle) – People often get excited when it’s announced that light rail is coming to their neighborhood. There is an assumption, mostly supported by the research depending on how ...

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01 Oct
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Houston Metro tries out new safety technology on light rail lines

September 29, 2017 – HoustonPublicMedia.org – Earlier this year, two people were hit and killed by trains just a few days apart. But the close calls are harder to measure. The transit agency has released several videos showing people walking or riding directly ...

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24 May
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4 things to know about the new downtown Austin MetroRail station

May 23, 2017 – CommunityImpact.com – Design of Capital Metro’s new downtown Austin MetroRail station should be complete by the end of 2017. The station will replace the temporary platform the agency built on Fourth Street adjacent to the Austin ...

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02 Apr
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New MetroRail trains roll into Austin

March 24, 2017 – Austin Monitor – With the arrival of tens of millions of dollars’ worth of new equipment, the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority is approximately half a year away from beefing up its tenth most popular route. On ...

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03 Aug
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Ironic twist: Forbes writer blasts “wasteful” Austin MetroRail same time $50M TOD project announced

August 3, 2016 – TRA Comment Somedays you just have to admire the irony. Forbes magazine stringer Scott Beyer, in a July 29 posting on the Forbes.com site charged that “Austin’s Commuter Rail Is A Monument to Government Waste.” The ...

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03 Aug
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$50M transit-oriented development calls for shops, offices, homes near East Austin rail station

July 29, 2016 – MyStatesman.com A local developer is planning a $50 million mixed-use project just steps from an East Austin light rail station. A city permit needed to start work on Cityline at MLK Station, which will be built ...

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06 Feb
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Austin Cap Metro board green-lights central corridor study

Project Connect is returning to Central Austin January 28, 2016 – AustinMonitor.com The Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority board of directors approved on Monday a contract with the engineering firm AECOM to guide a new study of transportation in the urban ...

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19 Oct
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PTC-extension still waits on Congress: rail problems ahead for Texas?

UPDATED: October 25, 2015 – TRA Lacking Congressional action within days, railroads will be notifying their shippers and commuter railroads will tell their passengers that services will be suspended at the end of the year. Inaction by lawmakers to grant ...

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