Monday, May 11, 2009

Norfok Light Rail Construction: 150' Girder from PA

OUCH! Richmond slammed in AJC

“We could’ve easily become a Knoxville, Greensboro or Richmond,” McCrory said. “Instead we compete, fortunately, with Denver, Dallas and Atlanta.” -Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory

Rivalry to be Economic King of South heats up

Battle between Charlotte & Atlanta, as Richmond city leaders continue to drive us into obscurity and irrelevance.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Norfolk's LRT route map!

This route map was published in the 2009 FTA New Starts funding guidelines. Hampton Roads Transit is currently set to receive $127.98 mil through New Starts.

Metrorail Extension Gets $77.5 mil

-from The Washington Post:

The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded $77.5 million in federal stimulus money toward the construction of a Metrorail extension to Dulles International Airport.

The payout doesn't change the $900 mil already committed to the project by the Feds, but it accelerates the payments, thus saving $15 mil in interest on construction debt.

Read the story at WaPo online

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Transit linky time

Please direct your browser to Daniel Sparing's transit blog, Spagblog. I really enjoy all his photos and info about European rail transit. Take a look!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Houston METRORail's Greatest Hits!

Look at this video of cars crashing into Houston's downtown tram. This line has an accident rate of 11 crashes per track mile per year, compared to a national average of 0.55 for similar systems.