Category: Commuter/Suburban Rail

Transit Tourism – Orlando, FL via SunRail – Part 1

In my 2nd installment of Transit Tourism, I’m going to share my experience using the SunRail Commuter Rail line in Orlando, FL. I was originally not planning to hop aboard SunRail until much later in the year (likely as part of a transit trip… Continue Reading “Transit Tourism – Orlando, FL via SunRail – Part 1”

SunRail Begins Passenger Service!

The Orlando, FL region reached a pivotal transit milestone on May 1, 2014, the start of SunRail commuter rail services! SunRail has been in the works since the early 2000s as a way to get traffic off of heavily congested Interstate 4, with construction beginning… Continue Reading “SunRail Begins Passenger Service!”

An additional note about the SouthShore Transit Circulator Study

As Zac wrote out in his post from Monday (3/10), the SouthShore Transit Circulator Study is aimed at improving mobility for residents in the SouthShore area, while maintaining an efficient connection to the rest of Hillsborough County. I would like to take a few… Continue Reading “An additional note about the SouthShore Transit Circulator Study”

Why 2014 needs to be the year of transit improvements for Tampa Bay

As Pinellas County gears up for its 2014 transit referendum, neighboring Hillsborough County is still debating as to whether or not they hold a transit referendum vote during the same year, or delay it until 2015 or 2016. With efforts in Pinellas now kicking… Continue Reading “Why 2014 needs to be the year of transit improvements for Tampa Bay”

Could faster intercity rail become a reality for Florida?

When Governor Rick Scott cancelled plans for a high-speed rail line between Tampa and Orlando back in April of 2011, many transit advocates throughout the state of Florida became upset, because of the economic impact that the line could have brought to the state.… Continue Reading “Could faster intercity rail become a reality for Florida?”

No new funding = Bare-Bones service

As you may have heard; HART and PSTA posted news last week of record ridership during the month of April, which continues to be an amazing trend despite the current state of the economy throughout the Bay Area. However, I really have to make things… Continue Reading “No new funding = Bare-Bones service”

Transit Tourism – Norfolk, Virginia – Part 1

Greetings everyone! I recently took a vacation that included a weekend trip to the Hampton Roads, Virginia area to do some sightseeing and visit family in the area. During my stay there, I was able to utilize the transit system in downtown Norfolk, including… Continue Reading “Transit Tourism – Norfolk, Virginia – Part 1”

Transit Roundup for the week of April 1, 2013

There’s been quite a lot going on this week in respects to public transit. Rather than creating 6 or 7 different posts, I’ve decided to list everything in one single post. Each tidbit of transit news is grouped by geographical region (or Focus Area)… Continue Reading “Transit Roundup for the week of April 1, 2013”

A co-branded livery hits the Paris Metro – Part 1

With the rolling stock transition soon coming to a close on Line 5, the RATP has already begun preparing for the next phase of rolling stock replenishment for Line 9. Line 9 currently possesses the aging MF 67 series D rolling stock, which are gradually… Continue Reading “A co-branded livery hits the Paris Metro – Part 1”

Hillsborough County Commission votes to continue transit discussions

I have some wonderful news everyone! For those of you residing in Hillsborough County, Florida, the Hillsborough County Commission voted unanimously to continue discussions regarding public transit improvements! The move allows county officials to explore various ways to improve the county’s infrastructure; including enhanced bus service… Continue Reading “Hillsborough County Commission votes to continue transit discussions”