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Today, Denver’s Regional Transit District is celebrating the opening of a new 10.5-mile light-rail line in Aurora, Denver’s largest suburb. Part of the only planned rail route in Denver that isn’t focused on downtown, the line–which holds the distinction of already having killed a pedestrian before it even opened–is supposed [...]
Fri, Feb 24, 2017
Source: The Antiplanner
Dallas-Fort Worth and Dayton Ohio have the least traffic congestion among larger cities (urban areas) in the world, according to the 2017 Tom Tom Traffic Index. Dallas-Fort Worth had the shortest average all day delay, at 18 percent of the 43 cities with more than 5 [...]
Fri, Feb 24, 2017
Source: New Geography
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The Antiplanner has been writing about Washington Metro’s downward spiral for nearly two years, but the end may be in sight. According to Metro’s general manager, Paul Wiedefeld, after 2018, “the game’s over.” Or, as Metro board chair Jack Evans says, if the problems aren’t solved by then, “the only [...]
Thu, Feb 23, 2017
Source: The Antiplanner
A new paper with the above title by urban economists Edward Glaeser and Joseph Gyourko provides more evidence to back up the Antiplanner’s recent paper on the New Feudalism. One of the major points of that paper was that the Obama administration’s plan to force suburbs to relax zoning codes [...]
Thu, Feb 23, 2017
Source: New Geography
For the past 18 months, Texas Central has been interested in independent assessments of a proposed high-speed rail (HSR) line running between Dallas and Houston. Now such a study has been published, but it finds that a private high-speed rail line in the corridor will have a hard time meeting [...]
Wed, Feb 22, 2017
Source: Reason - Transportation