Light Rail Atlas
archive page contains a small selection of early specials, news items,
opinions, and our famous case study on Portland, Oregon.
of early years news
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before. I enjoyed reading it."
"I finally got a chance to visit your website, and I really enjoyed
Still some mail is funny, mad or interesting enough to be stored in
"Welcome to politics NYC style" - click here...
low-cost light rail solutions in North America
Tom Larwin (San Diego Metropolitan Transit Development Board)
& Cliff Henke (METRO Magazine)
The light rail renaissance in North America had modest beginnings.
As such, these cities (e.g. Calgary, San Diego) could provide models
for others in both developed and now developing nations looking
to improve their rail urban transport infrastructures.
are boring and trains are sexy?
2002: Rob van der Bijl (LRA)
Are there many differences between buses and light rail? Yes!
Do they provide similar performences? No! Or as a former mayor of
Los Angeles once replied: "Buses are boring. Trains are sexy."
Transport Oriented Development in Cascadia
2001-2004: Rob van der Bijl (LRA)
This Case Study considers the regional public transport
system of Portland (OR). Urban development can be guided with
the help of high-quality public transport rail-infrastructure.
Portland's Light Rail MAX is a success. This superb system supports
regional and urban planning, while both Portland Streetcar and
MAX serve as tools of urban renewal.
original panorama picture and text (1999). Return to the history
of light rail Utrecht (Netherlands). Click here...
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1998 and 2010 Light Rail Atlas developed rapidly. Read all about
the design that backed this early years of light rail on the internet.