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M-1 RFP seeks Detroit streetcar operator M-1 streetcar representatives on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015 said the public-private organization has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) seeking an operator for Detroit's 3.3-mile initial streetcar line.

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March 12, 2015 is the groundbreaking date set by supporters of St. Louis Loop Trolley, making the beleaguered project a more likely reality after several setbacks and challenges to the proposed 2.2-mile route. Supporters said Tuesday, March 3, that officials and...
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The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded New Jersey Transit about $147 million through the Federal Transit Administration's Public Transportation Emergency Relief Program for repair, recovery, and resiliency projects associated with Superstorm Sandy, NJ Transit announced Monday, March, 2, 2015. The...
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The Metropolitan Council and the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board on Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, announced a resolution, or at least a truce, over a proposed light rail transit (LRT) line in Minneapolis and nearby communities. The Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU)...
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Galveston, Tex.'s City Council, in a 6-to-1 vote Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, approved proceeding to re-establish the citys 6.8-mile diesel trolley car operation, which was discontinued in 2008. Galveston plans to use Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) funds, insurance proceeds, and...
mbta-restorss-full-rail-transit-service
Massachusetts Bay Transporation Authority said Monday, Feb. 23, 2015 it has restored normal service frequency to all branches and stations throughout its core subway and trolley system (the "T") in Greater Boston, including restoration of the hard-hit Mattapan Line. Restoration thus...

mbta-restorss-full-rail-transit-service
Massachusetts Bay Transporation Authority said Monday, Feb. 23, 2015 it has restored normal service frequency to all branches and stations throughout its core subway and trolley system (the "T") in Greater Boston, including restoration of the hard-hit Mattapan Line. Restoration thus...
secdot-proposes-rail-transit-state-safety-oversight
Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced Friday, Feb. 20, 2015 a proposed rule "to increase oversight responsibilities of State Safety Oversight Agencies (SSOAs) by replacing the existing outdated regulatory framework with one designed to better evaluate the effectiveness of a rail...
sacramento-streetcar-clears-first-tod-vote
By a roughly 2-to-1 majority, Sacramento, Calif., property owners along a proposed streetcar route have approved plans to fund $30 million toward the cost of the 3.3-mile, $150 million project. The streetcar, for which voters in neighboring West Sacramento approved a...
loop-trolley-construction-looms-again
Construction of the $43 million St. Louis Loop Trolley could begin next month, local officials said Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, countering mounting speculation that the project had stalled and was unlikely to survive. Plans for the 2.2-mile route include 10 stations...
el-paso-issues-rfp-to-rehab-pcc-cars
El Paso, Tex., may become the next U.S. city to turn to restored President's Conference Committee (PCC) cars in an effort to restore streetcar service. El Paso has issued a request for proposals (RFP) to rehabilitate seven PCC cars it has...