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AECOM team gets Southwest LRT work Minnesota's Metropolitan Council, overseeing public transit expansion in Minneapolis, St. Paul, and nearby suburbs, has awarded $117 million contract to Los Angeles-based AECOM to complete the remaining engineering of the Southwest Light Rail Transit line from Minneapolis to Eden Prairie.

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More than 2.7 billion trips were taken on U.S. public transportation in the third quarter of 2014, up 1.8% from the comparable quarter in 2013, according American Public Transportation Association (APTA), releasing a report Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. Rail transit...
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Prague, Czech Republic-based Inkeon Group a.s., appears to be the frontrunner among four streetcar suppliers bidding for Oklahoma City's MAPS 3 project, with Brookville Equipment Corp. still a factor as well. The four companies submitted a total of seven proposals, including...
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Sacramento, Calif., downtown businesses next month will vote on creating a tax district designed to generate $30 million for a proposed streetcar project, initiated by neighboring West Sacramento in 2008 and designed to link up with existing Regional Transit District...
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Maryland state officials, state media outlets, and rail advocates are voicing cautious enthusiasm over funds identified in the fiscal year 2015 federal spending bill, still to be passed, for both Baltimore's Red Line light rail transit project and the bicounty...
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Contractors with transit project experience rely on solid communication, developing a team culture and enhancing relationships to get them to a successful result. Transit construction projects come with their own set of unique challenges, be it from the project alignment, political...

partners-in-transit
Contractors with transit project experience rely on solid communication, developing a team culture and enhancing relationships to get them to a successful result. Transit construction projects come with their own set of unique challenges, be it from the project alignment, political...
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A Milwaukee Common Council committee voted on Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014, to advance Mayor Tom Barrett's plan for two tax incremental financing districts (TIF) to pay for the city's proposed downtown streetcar, opposed by county and state political officials. The Zoning,...
New Orleans’ St. Charles streetcar line has been designated a National Historic Landmark. Making its debut in 1835 as a rail line powered by mule, the line initially linked New Orleans with Carrolton, La., and was dubbed the Carrolton Line. It...
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Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) has awarded Rockwell Collins a contract to develop the supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system for LACMTA's Foothill Gold Line Extension and the Exposition Line Phase 2 light rail systems. The new light...
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Four companies are vying for a contract with Oklahoma City to advance the city's MAPS 3 streetcar proposal by supplying five streetcars for the initial 4.6-mile, 22-station project. The companies include: Brookville Equipment Corp., CAF USA, Inekon Group a.s., and China's...