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I wonder if Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit is also included in this package as well... I live very close to the rail alignment, which will run between Cloverdale in northern Sonoma County and Larkspur in central Marin County (with a ferry connection to San Francisco).
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Really impressed with LA's progress. Next time I visit I won't need to rent a car!
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Old Posted Mar 7, 2015, 3:54 AM
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Old Posted Mar 7, 2015, 7:45 AM
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The N. Rampart St./St. Claude Ave. Streetcar Route broke ground in January here in New Orleans. It's a 1.6 mile route from Canal St. to Elysian Fields Ave., and will service the French Quarter, Treme', Marigny, and Seventh Ward neighborhoods.

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Old Posted Mar 9, 2015, 2:51 PM
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I've updated the list to include New Orleans' Rampart streetcar. The Union Terminal streetcar opened in 2013 but was still on the list, so I moved it down to complete (meaning the total mileage of streetcar under construction increased by <1 mile.)

SMART is already on the list, and testing still counts as construction so Houston remains as well.
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Old Posted Mar 9, 2015, 3:59 PM
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Cirrus: you should also add the big enchilada--- CA high speed rail-- if it isn't included already.

Unspectacular work marks first high-speed rail construction
http://www.fresnobee.com/2015/03/03/...rks-first.html
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Wellllll... intercity rail is really a different animal, and if we included that then we'd have to include other Amtrak projects too.

I don't oppose adding them to the list, but it would be a lot of research to track down every Amtrak project. If someone else wants to do that then I'll happily edit the top post to include that work, but I don't think it's a project I want to take on.
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smaller project: groundbreaking on delmar loop throwback streetcar, tomorrow, in university city (mo) and st. louis.


http://www.thetransportpolitic.com

from st. louis post-dispatch:

Planners will break ground Thursday on the new 2.2-mile, $43 million Loop Trolley linking the Delmar Loop and Forest Park.

Work will begin on the western end of the alignment. The construction kickoff is planned for 11 a.m. Thursday at Limit Avenue and Delmar Boulevard in University City. Track work should begin in late May, officials said.
By the time it is up and running — projected sometime late in 2016 — project planners expect the trolley to carry about 394,000 passengers a year.


http://www.stltoday.com/news/traffic...0e5e8d03c.html

i guess technically i am a day early for this thread.
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^ Delmar appears to be a linear commercial boulevard. why is it referred to as a loop?
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^ Delmar appears to be a linear commercial boulevard. why is it referred to as a loop?
At one time it had a streetcar turnaround there.
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I've added Saint Louis despite being one day early.
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^ Delmar appears to be a linear commercial boulevard. why is it referred to as a loop?
a lot of the urban inner suburban commercial districts in st. louis county just beyond the city limits were called "loops" for the reason explained above, but the delmar loop is the only one that is still called that and co-opted the name THE loop. there is also the wellston loop, sutton (maplewood) loop, etc.

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I've added Saint Louis despite being one day early.
thanks for making an exception!
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Wellllll... intercity rail is really a different animal, and if we included that then we'd have to include other Amtrak projects too.

I don't oppose adding them to the list, but it would be a lot of research to track down every Amtrak project. If someone else wants to do that then I'll happily edit the top post to include that work, but I don't think it's a project I want to take on.
Bad news for america, but the good news for you is that theres really nothing going on.

After the downeastern extension and the vermonter reroute were done, most ongoing amtrak projects are just track improvement and not new lines.

I mean there are tiny things, like the Amtrak terminus in Miami maybe moving 2 miles to MIC, and Amshacks being replaced all the time, but not new track mileage really.
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If it's easy to compile then compile it for us and I'll be happy to include it. I'm not doing the research.
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If it's easy to compile then compile it for us and I'll be happy to include it. I'm not doing the research.
I just did? Here's the list again:
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So, your next visit won't be until 2030?
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OK fine. I added a couple of bullets for the CA high speed rail, and a catch-all for Amtrak's ongoing track improvement projects.

I also added the Dallas Oak Cliff streetcar, which will open April 13 but which wasn't on the list.
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Bad news for america, but the good news for you is that theres really nothing going on.

After the downeastern extension and the vermonter reroute were done, most ongoing amtrak projects are just track improvement and not new lines.

I mean there are tiny things, like the Amtrak terminus in Miami maybe moving 2 miles to MIC, and Amshacks being replaced all the time, but not new track mileage really.
The AMTRAK terminus is nearly complete at the MIC but there was a huge gaffe between AMTRAK & the FL. DOT when they built the platforms too short by 200 feet to accommodate longer trains that would block a key intersection at NW 25th. street. The state of Florida blames Amtrak.



^ View of the Miami Central Station's platforms from Northwest 25th Street.

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/loca...le1956936.html (right click & open in Incognito window )
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The Dallas Streetcar phase one line to Oak Cliff from Downtown begins testing this week. Phase two has been bid on, but, contract not awarded just yet for extension further south into Oak Cliff so further construction hasn't quite started yet. Estimated completion date of phase two is Spring or Fall 2016. Phase 3 is Spring 2017, which is a short loop in downtown. Further phases are just planned at this point. A visual of the Central Link to tie the M-Line to D Streetcar:


http://www.dart.org/about/inmotion/february15/5.asp

A streetcar arrived from Brookville last Friday afternoon in the rain and was promptly put inside. Pictures from this morning are here (there are more online now) :
https://www.facebook.com/DARTDallas/...53159595304812




Since the M-Line that uses historical vintage trolleys also got funding from FTA for the Urban Circulator loop route (tracks laid and opening soon also), it'll be less seemingly-touristy - plus part of its tracks are up to modern streetcar specs now. I don't expect the line to be on DARTs maps anytime soon like the D Streetcar will, but, it did at least accept the generous offer from Cameron over at Transit Maps Blog to use his carefully made map. Great job Cameron!

The last 3 miles/2 stations of paid-for DART light rail is officially under construction. The DART Blue Line South Oak Cliff extension.
http://www.dart.org/about/inmotion/february15/2.asp
http://www.dart.org/rideralerts/fullra.asp?id=2405
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