Light Rail

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First Avenue streetcar to unite two Seattle routes The Seattle City Council on Monday, July 21, 2014, approved a First Avenue streetcar alignment that will seam together operations, the existing South Lake Union Streetcar and the similarly named First Hill streetcar, where construction has been nearly completed prior to the line's opening later this year.

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Zafar Alikhan has been named a Senior Transit & Rail Manager in the Los Angeles office of Parsons Brinckerhoff. In his new position, Alikhan will manage transit projects in Southern California, including light rail, bus rapid transit, and streetcars. Alikhan has more...
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More quickly than many anticipated, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) on Thursday, July 24, 2014, approved a study weighing conversion of its Orange Line busway to light rail transit (LRT) operation. Earlier this month California Gov. Jerry Brown signed...
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Splitting the modal difference, the Board of Directors for Denver's Regional Transportation District (RTD) has approved a light rail transit exentsion along with a "rapid bus" route. The LRT project, the Southeast Rail Extension in Douglas County, extends the existing Southeast...
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Two new light rail lines in Houston's expanding LRT system will open in late December, and not during the fall as originally expected, Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (Metro) said Monday, July 21, 2014. "It is scheduled as of now...
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A plan to implement streetcar service in Miami, originally proposed nine years ago, has been revived as a possible public-private partnership (PPP) initiative. Public presentations of the plan could be made as early as September, City Commissioner Marc Sarnoff said in...

second-miami-streetcar-plan-gets-new-life
A plan to implement streetcar service in Miami, originally proposed nine years ago, has been revived as a possible public-private partnership (PPP) initiative. Public presentations of the plan could be made as early as September, City Commissioner Marc Sarnoff said in...
Edson L. Tennyson, one of the most respected rail advocates across several decades spanning U.S. passenger rail's decline and recovery, died at his home Monday, July 14, 2014, succumbing to bladder cancer. He was 92. Tennyson's expansive career included serving as...
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SEPTA has announced an intense, concentrated "Trolley Tunnel Blitz" beginning Aug. 1, 2014 and continuing through early Aug. 18, in an "around-the-clock" endeavor to upgrade and improve infrastructure. Service will be discontinued for the duration of the project. 'Given that the...
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San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) said Tuesday, July 15, 2014 that "Transport Workers Union Local 250-A, which represents Municipal Railway (MUNI) transit operators, voted to ratify a new three-year agreement that increases wages, strengthens pension benefits, and is in...
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Roughly 900 workers at Bombardier Transportation's Thunder Bay, Ontario, rail production plant walked off the job on Monday, July 14, 2014, following a breakdown in contract talks with management. At issue are proposed changes by Bombardier to pensions and benefit packages,...