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Airports Are Taking Off

U.S. News

Air travelers in Denver are treated to a solar-powered, covered parking lot, mini-golf, a nearby wildlife refuge and two on-campus commuter rail lines. In Dallas-Fort Worth, local authorities recently approved plans for a six-story, extended-stay hotel on an existing 32-acre, mixed-use commercial space that already has offices, restaurants and retail shops. In Pittsburgh, private businesses have invested several hundred million dollars for manufacturing, industrial, office and warehouse space on airport property – and aggressive efforts to bring more direct flights to Pittsburgh International Airport are attracting new types of business to this former steel town.


Employers Pressure Political Leaders on Detroit-Area Transit

U.S. News

The coalition says metropolitan Detroit lags the nation in public transit and it hurt Detroit's unsuccessful bid for Amazon's second headquarters. The employers say "voters deserve an opportunity to determine the future of the region."


Weekend Discount Aims to Boost Ridership on Commuter Trains

U.S. News

The $10 pass will offer unlimited rides on commuter rail for a weekend. The program was approved Monday by the governing board of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. It starts June 9 and runs through Labor Day weekend.


3 Men Charged, 3 Still Sought, in Attack on Light Rail Rider

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St. Louis County prosecutors filed charges Friday that accuse 23-year-old Jahma Swanigan, 23-year-old Jody Dale and 31-year-old Eddie Price of attacking a man on a MetroLink train on Monday as the train was near the University of Missouri-St. Authorities say the men struck the victim with their knees, punched him, and slammed him to the floor.


Group Pushes to Stop South Phoenix Light Rail Expansion

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Critics say the new line will hurt businesses along the planned route by removing car lanes and diminishing their customer base. The group also says the extension will bring crime to their neighborhoods.