Light Rail

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First-of-its kind streetcar arrives in Dallas Dallas’s first “modern streetcar” has arrived from Brookville, Pa.

Since the 1930s, there’s been a brigade of motor bus proponents telling us we should scrap those “inflexible” rail transit systems, stop building new ones, and substitute “bus rapid transit” (BRT) instead. Fortunately, especially in recent decades, the tide of public...
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Lockwood Andrews & Newman, Inc. of Dallas has earned a National Recognition Award for exemplary engineering achievement in the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) 49th annual Engineering Excellence Awards for its role in the DART Orange Line project. “Using...
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WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff named Jayanti Menches Director of Communications for the combined company’s U.S./Central and South America region. In her new position, Menches will oversee all internal and external communications activities for the region, including media relations, advertising, social...
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Ceremonies on Thursday, March 12, 2015, were hailed by supporters of the oft-maligned St. Louis Loop Trolley project, taking place in adjacent University City, Mo. Officials from both municipalities marked the event launching the two-mile, $43 million project, which still hopes...
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In Minnesota, the Metropolitan Council has formally approved its agreement with Minnesapolis Parks and Recreation for a bridge to handle light rail transit (LRT) crossing the Kenilworth Channel. The two parties had tentatively reached a memorandum of understanding late last month,...

parties-formally-bridge-lrt-gap-in-minneapolis
In Minnesota, the Metropolitan Council has formally approved its agreement with Minnesapolis Parks and Recreation for a bridge to handle light rail transit (LRT) crossing the Kenilworth Channel. The two parties had tentatively reached a memorandum of understanding late last month,...
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A Cincinnati City Council majority approved a motion introduced Wednesday, March 11, 2015, that directs Mayor John Cranley's administration to explore what's needed for the next phase of the Cincinnati streetcar project. Cranley and some city council members strenuously opposed the...
Warwick, N.Y.-based Mechanical Rubber Products Co. announced Monday, March 9, 2015 it has acquired Prestige Rubber Manufacturing Co., based in Fairfield, N.J. Mechanical's asset purchase "included extrusion dies, mandrels, compounds, expansion joint forms and customer order records," the company said. Mechanical...
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U.S. use of public transit, including bus and various rail modes, in 2014 attained the highest level in 58 years, the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) said Monday, March 9, 2015. APTA said 10.8 billion trips were recorded on public transport...
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Want proof that American cities away from the coastlines can commit to passenger rail and an auto-alternatives future? Look to Denver. Denver's Regional Transportation District (RTD) may be guilty of modesty. RTD may claim, justifiably, that its FasTracks program has moved with namesake alacrity...