Edmonton, Alberta's southeast Valley Line light rail transit expansion will not open in 2019 as originally expected, as the City Council declined to approve additional borrowing of C$515 million to maintain the project's momentum.
The Board of the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority unanimously voted Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, to award Veolia Transportation the three remaining option years for the company's Tri-Rail contract. The contract now extends through June 2017.
New York’s Regional Plan Association has revived an old idea, “Tri-Boro RX,” which would link three New York City boroughs with rail transit in a circumferential route around Manhattan.
Crude-by-rail shipments are aiding U.S. freight traffic week by week, but not enough to keep overall U.S. freight carload volume to fall during the week ending Aug. 24, 2013, the Association of American Railroads said Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013.
Hampton Roads Transit (HRT) has scheduled three meetings in September to solicit public input on extending The Tide light rail transit to serve Naval Station Norfolk (Va.), including options to such a plan.
Utah Transit Authority will begin test runs on the Sugar House streetcar line next week, the agency announced Wednesday, Aug, 28, 2013.
Detroit's public-private partnership streetcar effort, M1, will issue a request for proposals (RFP) in October, and possibly even earlier, M1 officials say.
DART plans to commit $50 million next year to replace 1.25 miles of light rail transit track on Pacific Ave. and Bryan Street in downtown Dallas.
The El Paso, Tex. City Council has voted to pay for streetcar design through a $68 million bond package, contingent on the lack of funding expected from the Texas Department of Transportation.
TÜV Rheinland Mobility said Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, that its Rail Safety Consulting division has been awarded the second portion of a two-part consulting contract by the Alaska Railroad Corp. (ARRC) involving PTC deployment.