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Meet your new streetcars, Toronto The first of Toronto’s 204 new Bombardier-built, 100%-low-floor streetcars will debut on the Toronto Transit Commission’s 510 Spadina line Aug. 31, 2014.

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Two Chevy Chase, Md., residents and the Friends of the Capital Crescent Trail, a citizen's group, have filed a federal lawsuit seeking to stop the proposed Purple Line light rail transit project due to claims of threatening two species of...
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After nearly 50 years in public transportation, including 15 years as General Manager and Chief Executive Officer of the San Mateo County Transit District, Michael J. Scanlon on August 28, 2014 announced his retirement. In 1999, Scanlon, 67, was named of...
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Oklahoma City is preparing to solicit bids from streetcar manufacturers for its proposed $130 million initial streetcar line. The City Council voted Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, to begin the bidding process to obtain five dual-power streetcars, though the initial line is...
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Kinkisharyo International Inc. is moving its U.S. headquarters from Massachusetts to El Segundo, Calif., in part, it says, because the market for its products in the Los Angeles basin looks particularly promising for years to come. The company, currently based in...
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Portland, Ore.'s TriMet on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014 towed a MAX light rail train across a portion of the Tilikum Crossing bridge, testing for clearances and other issues in anticipation of the bridge's opening in the fall of 2015. The train...

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Portland, Ore.'s TriMet on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014 towed a MAX light rail train across a portion of the Tilikum Crossing bridge, testing for clearances and other issues in anticipation of the bridge's opening in the fall of 2015. The train...
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The Federal Transit Administration has given its approval for a fourth light rail transit line to move ahead, which would serve Minnesota's Twin Cities. The approval adds to a busy LRT year for the region. FTA says the Metropolitan Council can...
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San Diego's Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) says its public transit network generated 95,010,550 in fiscal year 2014, which ended June 30, 2014, up 11.5% from FY13 and a record. The San Diego Trolley, which began revenue service in 1981 as the...
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Light rail transit ridership on the new Green Line (Central Corridor) in St. Paul has been strong, exceeding some projections, in its first weeks of operation, even as complaints about trip times have surfaced. Average weekday ridership on the Green Line...
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The first of Toronto’s 204 new Bombardier-built, 100%-low-floor streetcars will debut on the Toronto Transit Commission’s 510 Spadina line Aug. 31, 2014. TTC has provided a detailed look at its new streetcars, dubbed “Red Rockets,” and their many features in a...