Monday, April 23, 2012

It's a good week for public transit

This morning, Wickford Junction station opened in North Kingstown, Rhode Island, extending commuter rail 10 miles further south into Rhode Island. It will take traffic of Rhode Island Route 4, one of the nastiest and most crowded highways in New England.

On Saturday, the first phase of the Expo Line will open, bringing light rail to Los Angeles's Westside for the first time since 1953.

Next Monday, the Oakton-Skokie station on the Chicago 'L's Skokie Swift (Yellow Line) service opens.

And that's not all. Morgan, another new 'L' station, will open in May. In July, Dallas's Orange Line light rail will open its first segment, with the second segment pegged for December.

2013 will see more openings, including new infill stations on the MBTA's Fairmount Line, an expansion of Ottawa's C-train, and the first phase of the DC Metro's Silver Line.

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