One of two funicular cars used on Los Angeles's resurrected Angels Flight derailed Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, after an electrical circuit was disrupted and the car's emergency brake engaged, lifting it off the track, according to Angels Flight Railway President John Welborne.
Kansas City, Mo.'s City Council will vote on Sept. 12, 2013 on a construction contract for the city's 2.2-mile initial streetcar line, but approval reportedly is not assured.
Coordinating an introduction with the start of the NFL San Diego Chargers' 2013-2014 season, San Diego's Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) announced Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, the pilot launch of MTS mTicket, "a mobile ticketing app that lets riders use their smartphone to purchase their day pass" when riding the city's Trolley system.
An $8.9 million federal Transportation Investment Generating Economy Recovery (TIGER) grant awarded to the Vermont Agency of Transportation will expedite the Green Mountain State's $18.5 million effort to rehabilitate 20 miles of rail right-of-way along the state's western edge.
All three large North American nations saw freight carload traffic and intermodal volume gain ground in the week ending Aug. 31, 2013, the Association of American Railroads reported Thursday, Sept. 5.
A one-hour webinar beginning at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, will address "Highway Rail Grade Crossing" issues confronting the industry, The American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA) announced Thursday, Sept. 5.
Ontario Transportation Minister Glen Murray said Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, the province will pursue subway rapid transit as the mode for the controversial Scarborough Line in Toronto.
Chicagoland's Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) Board of Directors, has adopted a 2013 Regional Transit Strategic Plan, charting RTA's investment during the next five years.
Maryland Transit Administration's (MTA) MARC rail operations will add weekend service on its Penn Line, part of Amtrak's Northeast Corridor, beginning Dec. 7, 2013, MTA said Tuesday, Sept. 3.
A $10 million TIGER grant will allow SEPTA to add six miles of track capacity to its West Trenton Line, SEPTA spokesman Andrew Busch affirmed Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013.