Progressive Railroading has put together a great “yearbook”
North American transit agencies are investing in passenger rail at a steady clip. From New York to Denver, Los Angeles to Toronto, Dallas to Chicago, and many cities in between, projects are under way or scheduled to begin soon that will increase reliability, add service and/or enhance safety.
But those investments are not enough. The capital needs associated with maintaining a rail system in a state of good repair are great; the funding needs to add service to meet ever-growing demand are even greater. In this year’s agency survey, we asked them what their top challenges are. The majority of agencies mentioned funding shortages in their response. Officials at Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) took their response a step further, outlining in detail the implications of a funding shortage.
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Part 1: Progressive Railroading’s Passenger Rail at a Glance 2014: Preface
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