Officials and planners in Providence, R.I., will seek $50 million in federal Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) funding for an urban circulator, with streetcar the leading option at present.
Hampton Roads Transit and the city of Norfolk, Va., Thursday evening began celebrating the debut of the 7.4-mile, $318 million light rail line with a ribbon-cutting ceremony near MacArthur Square to mark the occasion (photo at left).
Metrolinx, the Greater Toronto Area’s regional transportation agency, reportedly has been cited by Advertising Standards Canada of publishing misleading information on its proposed Air Rail Link and related rail projects.
Providence, R.I., city planners and the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority have proposed a two-mile, $126-million “starter” streetcar line for the state capital.
MTA New York City Transit has announced it will suspend weekend service this fall between Queensboro Plaza (Queens) and Times Square (Manhattan) to begin installation of communications-based train control (CBTC).
Continuing to upgrade and replace bridges in Connecticut on its Northeast Corridor, Amtrak is preparing to replace two bridge spans in Stonington, Conn, and will suspend passenger service from 4:00 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, though noon Sunday, Nov. 6.
Supporters of Cincinnati’s streetcar proposal, coming off an Election Day victory fending off the proposal’s opponents, reportedly now hope to obtain $56 million in federal funds to restore the full original scope of the project.
The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority, which oversees Buffalo, N.Y.'s light rail transit line, plans to lay off almost 20% of its transit police, or about 20 officers, to cope with a $15 million deficit.