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San Francisco taps Siemens for additional LRVs San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) is exercising an option with Siemens for 40 additional SF200 low-floor light rail vehicles (LRVs), boosting the number of LRVs on order to 215. The option is worth $210 million.

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The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) has adjusted its timetable to implement its fare-card system, accelerating its completion date and now including its existing streetcar fleet in the mix. TTC originally planned to phase in its Presto use as new Bombardier streetcars...
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Former Federal Railroad Administration Deputy Administrator Karen J. Hedlund has joined Parsons Brinckerhoff as Director of Public-Private Partnerships (P3s). In her new position, she will work with federal, state, and local transportation agencies as well as private companies to facilitate...
judge-rejects-thwarting-new-orleans-streetcar-work
A U.S. federal disrict judge has rejected a request by anti-rail activists to block construction of streetcar right-of-way along North Rampart Street and St. Claude Avenue in New Orleans' French Quarter. The move clears the way for work to resume on...
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States and cities join those purchasing railcar equipment, often with varied modal needs, prompting fierce competition from industry suppliers eager to serve. The numbers keep growing. North American rail passenger systems keep multiplying. Their sizes increase. Their fleet numbers keep increasing....
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My stints working at Railway Age aside, railroads and rail-related issues are and have been a standard part of daily life, as it is for the lucky few in the U.S., including so many of my friends and neighbors. So...

charlotte-streetcar-debut-pushed-back
Charlotte, N.C.'s initial 1.5-mile streetcar line, originally set to commence service in March, now has reset its debut for sometime in June, city official said Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015. Officials stressed the delay would not add to the cost of the...
hntb-names-townes-transit-market-sector-leader
Transit industry veteran Michael Townes has joined HNTB Corp. as senior vice president and national transit market sector leader. He is based in the firm’s Arlington, Va., office and works with transit clients across the country, responsible for strategic planning...
san-francisco-taps-siemens-for-additional-lrts
San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) is exercising an option with Siemens for 40 additional SF200 low-floor light rail vehicles (LRVs), boosting the number of LRVs on order to 215. The option is worth $210 million. Last September SFMTA signed a...
providence-pursues-streetcar-development
A new City Council began governing Rhode Island's capital city, Providence, on Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, with a pledge from the new City Council President vowing to continue vying for an initial streetcar line. City Council President Luis Aponte said the...
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Amidst ongoing construction updates of light rail transit, Metrolink upgrades, and long-range preparation for high speed rail, the plentiful rail news streaming out of the Los Angeles basin often overshadows streetcar development. But one such project for Los Angeles proper...