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Light rail news around the country May 16, 2012

May 16, 2012

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Light rail driving up rents in the Ranier Valley – Social engineering does not work! Robbery in Sacramento light-rail parking lot ends in gunfire – Light rail corridors attract crime. What does expensive SWPL light rail attract to the Metropolitan area? – More crime. I am beginning to see a pattern here, how about you? […]

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Light rail news around the country May 12, 2012

May 12, 2012

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KOMO News: TUKWILA, Wash. — Police are searching for the brazen thieves who made off with more than four miles of copper wire from Sound Transit’s light rail tracks. Sound Transit officials say the thieves somehow got into the hollow interior of the elevated tracks in Tukwila and, over several months, proceeded to steal roughly […]

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Railing on light rail – news for May 7, 2012

May 7, 2012

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New Light Rail Ridership Falls Short By More Than Half “Los Angeles’ brand new $930 million Exposition light rail line is carrying so few riders and bringing in so little revenue that it will, at best, take 65 years for the train to earn back its capital investment (not including ongoing operating costs). If the […]

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Light rail news around the country May 4, 2012

May 4, 2012

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San Jose, California: Missing San Jose Teen found on Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) after being raped by man, authorities say Houston, Texas: Metro moves 29 year old oak blocking SE rail line construction Austin, Texas: Light rail crash in Austin leaves 1 dead, 2 hurt Baltimore, Maryland: Shuttle buses to replace trains during light rail […]

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Light rail back in the news in Tampa!

April 28, 2012

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I guess we are going to have to start over again fighting this war…and IT IS A WAR! The citizens of Hillsborough County, Florida voted overwhelmingly AGAINST light rail in 2010. Apparently, the powers that be think they know better! So…I am going to start combing the news for rail articles and posting what I […]

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HART vote unanimous against state mandate for merger

January 10, 2012

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On Monday, January 9, 2012, a joint meeting was held between the Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority HART and the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority PSTA, in which the HART board voted unanimously in expressing its opposition to Section 71 of the proposed Senate Bill SB 1866 that was introduced today in the Florida Legislature by […]

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Light Rail on Dr. Rich Show

January 5, 2012

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Discussion with Dr. Rich on the light rail in the Tampa Bay area      

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Light rail – dead but apparently not forgotten

December 22, 2011

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You may think all is quiet here in Tampa, that the idea of an outrageous light rail boondoggle project had been decided by the voters and residents of Hillsborough County last year with a resounding NO to a referendum for an increased sales tax. But across the bay in St. Petersburg, the Pinellas on Track […]

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Tampa Bay Regional Planning Meeting August 5, 2011

August 1, 2011

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On Friday, August 5th, a joint meeting between One Bay and the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Advisory Committee will be held at the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council, located at 4000 Gateway Centre Boulevard, Suite 100, Pinellas Park, Florida 33782. The meeting is scheduled to run from 9:30 am until noon. For those unfamiliar, the […]

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