Light Rail on the Web
- Capital Metro
Honestly, Cap Met's own WWW site isn't very good, and there's almost nothing on it right now about light rail. Good to bookmark, though, in case someone over on Fifth Street does decide to use the site for the purposes it was intended ...
- Local/Regional Transit Sites
- Rail Transport index
- Passenger Train/Intermodal Transit Organizations
American Public Transport Association, the trade association that includes virtually all urban transit authorities, is the best place to go for basic, easy-to-understand information and statistics about all forms of mass transit.
- Federal Transit Administration
Much heavier sledding than APTAnet, but for complete and comprehensive statistics about every American transit agency, this is the place. Also includes, naturally, more extensive details about DOT mass transit programs.
- URBAN TRANSPORT FACT BOOK: Index
A private consultancy puts this together: the facts are about as deep as your average sales presentation, but they're nonetheless relevant.
- Texas Transportation Institute
- TxDOT Public Transportation Division
Neither Texas site has much information for the lay person, at least not easily accessible, but these are the places to look for state-specific details.
- The New Electric Railway Journal
The BEST update of current developments in the field. If you care at all about this issue, check this site out.
For other cities with light rail, these are all official transit authority sites:
These are miscellaneous sites and pages dealing with existing light rail systems:
Here's some cities that are exploring light-rail issues (again, these are official sites):
And these are miscellaneous sites and pages:
- Mike Clark-Madison