commuter rail

Federal grant to increase efficiency in Midwest rail network, untangle Chicago bottleneck

By Michael Brenneis Chicago has become a notorious rail bottleneck, responsible for delays that impede freight delivery, Amtrak, Metra passenger service, and even drivers trying to cross rail lines. Now, one of the worst tangles—the 75th Street corridor—is about to get a little better thanks

Private transit funding, public good?

By Robbie Webber Businesses have been funding private employee shuttles and buses for some time, and subsidized or fully-funded transit passes have become a common employee benefit, but sneaker company New Balance may have set a new bar for transit subsidies. As part of a 14-acre development to

Value capture fuels transit expansion in Charlotte area

State and local transit planners in North Carolina are looking at a plan that combines two forms of value capture in order to construct and operate commuter rail running north from Charlotte. The plan, made public in December, would rely both on tax-increment financing (TIF) and special