September 4, 2015

Phoenix voters OK tax to fund light-rail

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Phoenix-area voters on Tuesday approved a comprehensive transportation plan that would significantly increase public spending on light-rail and other transit projects, city officials announced yesterday. According to unofficial results, nearly 55 percent of voters approved the measure known as Transportation 2050.  Listed on the ballot as Proposition 104, the plan calls for a 0.7 percent [...]

Rail alone can’t reinvent Los Angeles

With the Crenshaw/LAX light-rail line groundbreaking last week, Los Angeles now has three rail transit projects under construction — an example of how the city is leading the country in a rail renaissance. The “city that destroyed cities,” as GQ recently described L.A. for pioneering auto-oriented development, has been planning and building a multibillion-dollar rail [...]