By a 7-to-4 vote Tuesday evening, May 28, the Charlotte City Council approved plans to add a 2.5-mile extension to its nascent initial streetcar line.
A provision in the Minnesota state tax bill could allow "value capture district" designation for the state's largest city to advance streetcars to augment the Twin Cities growing light rail transit system.
The Sound Transit Board of Directors has selected the North Downtown Central Corridor, also called the E1 Corridor, as the alignment to move ahead with further environmental review for a potential expansion of the Tacoma Link light rail system.
Bombardier Transportation has published its fourth bi-annual Sustainability Report, which the company says showcases its 2011/2012 CSR achievements.
In response to the collapse last week of the Interstate 5 bridge near Mount Vernon, Wash., Amtrak says it plans to add daily round trip between Seattle and Bellingham, Wash., at least for a few weeks, to bolster existing Cascades service north of Seattle.
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority's (LACMTA) Board of Directors has adopted a a balanced $5.1 billion Fiscal Year 2013-14 budget that holds fares at current levels. LACMTA's fiscal year begins July 1.
In Ohio, two Hamilton County commissioners are actively moving to thwart Cincinnati streetcar development, urging the Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana Regional Council of Governments to withdraw $4 million in funding for the project.
Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (Houston Metro) says a test train will appear on the MetroRail North Line light rail transit extension Tuesday, May 28, presaging the opening of the extension ahead of schedule.
U.S. freight traffic scored solid gains during the week ending May 18, 2013, the Association of American Railroads said May 23. U.S. freight carload traffic advanced 1.9% measured against the comparable week in 2012, while U.S. intermodal did even better on a percentage basis, up 3.5%.
In Los Angeles, rail advocates in the Crenshaw neighborhood has lobbied to be included in LA Metro's namesake light rail line, despite concerns expressed that the money required was not available. A local station now appears more likely, though the station's actual configuration remains unresolved.