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Can Austin Supersize Transit Without Supercharging Gentrification?

On Oct 26, 2020
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Austin voters might soon approve a historic transit measure that will more than double the city's light rail network and radically expand bus service — all while devoting $300 million to anti-displacement measures for low income BIPOC. But will it work? https://t.co/NCGLHhH1LP
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Voters in Austin might soon approve a historic ballot measure that would radically increase transit access — and fund an anti-displacement program that could become a model for communities across t…

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On Oct 26, 2020
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Austin voters might soon approve a historic transit measure that will more than double the city's light rail network and radically expand bus service — all while devoting $300 million to anti-displacement measures for low income BIPOC. But will it work? https://t.co/NCGLHhH1LP
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Can Austin Supersize Transit Without Supercharging Gentrification?

Can Austin Supersize Transit Without Supercharging Gentrification?

Voters in Austin might soon approve a historic ballot measure that would radically increase transit access — and fund an anti-displacement program that could become a model for communities ...

Can commuter rail save our suburbs?

Can commuter rail save our suburbs?

As new urban transit lines expand, dense development near stations tries to reinvigorate car-centric communities.

How COVID Impacts the Future of Light Rail in Austin

How COVID Impacts the Future of Light Rail in Austin

The budget for Austin’s massive transportation plan was cut by nearly a third in the wake of the pandemic, but a tax rate increase to help pay for it is still on the ballot for November.

A Transit Planning Order of Operations

A Transit Planning Order of Operations

On Monday, August 3rd, the Metropolitan Council and a coalition of groups supporting the METRO Blue Line Extension (also known as Bottineau LRT) made a major announcement. After years of ...

Behind the controversial $7.1B plan to transform transit in Austin, TX

Behind the controversial $7.1B plan to transform transit in Austin, TX

Voters will soon decide on a ballot initiative to fund a comprehensive transit revamp dubbed Project Connect. Opponents call the plan a "costly burden."

National’s ‘blast from the past’ approach to rapid transit

National’s ‘blast from the past’ approach to rapid transit

While in general What’s important for rapid transit is not the specific mode but that the various routes come together to form a coherent network. The RTN map was originally introduced in ...

West Seattle Tunnel-Chasing Is a Bad Idea for Equity and Getting Light Rail Done on Time

West Seattle Tunnel-Chasing Is a Bad Idea for Equity and Getting Light Rail Done on Time

West Seattle really wants a tunnel have you heard? While that desire been clear for a good while, no serious funding plans for the tunnel option–which would cost at least $700 million ...

We Spent 20 Years and $130 Million on Light Rail. Then Duke Decided It Was Inconvenient.

We Spent 20 Years and $130 Million on Light Rail. Then Duke Decided It Was Inconvenient.

“I’m convinced they did not try to kill this light rail project because of all the things they mentioned. They did not want this project for some reason.”

Looking back: Light rail in Christchurch – “Bob’s folly” or missed opportunity?

Looking back: Light rail in Christchurch – “Bob’s folly” or missed opportunity?

Light rail was proposed by the Christchurch City Council – and then mayor Bob Parker – in 2011 as part of the Draft City Plan, the centrepiece recovery plan for the city following the 2…

Wednesday’s Headlines

Wednesday’s Headlines

The Transportation Research Board’s 99th Annual Meeting will be held in Washington, D.C. from Jan. 12-16, 2020. Click here for more information. Happy new year! With 2019 in the rear-view ...

Why do the best transit projects face the strongest opposition?

Why do the best transit projects face the strongest opposition?

During a recent Coalition for Smarter Growth event, Houston-based transit planner and author Christof Spieler succinctly described the best way to design new rail and bus routes: identify ...

About the author(s)

About the author(s)

Mass transit is expensive and complicated. Here is how to spend money better.

Greens plan to connect provinces, major cities via rapid passenger rail

Greens plan to connect provinces, major cities via rapid passenger rail

A multi-billion dollar public transport plan is how the Green Party aims to reduce emissions and congestion if elected.

Openings and Construction Starts Planned for 2020

Openings and Construction Starts Planned for 2020

Across North America, there are dozens of transit projects now under construction. Learn what’s being planned in your city.