transit

Time to Act Now to Protect Public Transit

Let's put the pressure on the NYS legislature, using every tool at our
disposal, to urge increased NYS funding for public transit!

Below is a link to two on-line petitions now circulating. The link is
from a blog by New York State Transportation Equity Alliance (CRT is a
member). Within that blog there is a link to NYS Sen. Grisanti's
petition.

http://org2.democracyinaction.org/o/5443/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY...

CRT joins the call to oppose transit cuts

Deferred Opportunity for Buffalo? Light Rail Expansion

By Seth C Triggs

As of 2009 in the United States (and North America), all non-new build light rail systems have expanded except for Metro Rail in Buffalo, New York. Some new build systems such as Seattle's Link Light Rail have already commenced expansion planning and/or construction. Indeed, a large portion of light rail expansion has occurred in the past five years. Due to the somewhat higher costs associated with reserved right-of-ways [see note 1], not as many heavy-rail (rapid transit) systems have expanded.

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