Denver's Regional Transportation District (RTD) on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013 awarded a $343 million contract to Graham, Balfour Beatty, Hamon Constructors for construction of the region's first electrified regional/commuter passenger rail line.
Phoenix's Valley Metro has received the Finding of No Significant Impact (or FONSI) from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for Valley Metro's 1.9-mile Gilbert Road light rail transit extension.
Opponents of California's high speed rail project celebrated Thanksgiving early – and, some argued, prematurely – following a court ruling barring the issuance of more than $8 billion in state bonds to fund the project.
A newly formed City Council, led by a newly elected, anti-rail mayor, still plans to obstruct or terminate Cincinnati's initial streetcar line, now under construction, upon taking office Dec. 1, 2013. But the anti-rail forces face some serious political and fiscal obstacles in the attempt.
New Jersey's Assembly Transportation, Public Works and Independent Authorities Committee on Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, offered the first substantive Garden State backing for a proposed No. 7 subway extension under the Hudson River from Manhattan to New Jersey.
U.S. Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) is urging a 1.5-mile extension of SEPTA's Broad Street subway line to the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, the nation's oldest such facility, now redeveloped as an office center and residential neighborhood.
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has passed a $2.3 billion transportation package that raises the state gas tax and provides funding for rail operations in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and on Amtrak's Keystone Corridor linking Philadelphia and Harrisburg, the state capital.
The consortium composed of Bombardier Transportation and Alstom Transport, together with the Societe de transport de Montreal (STM), unveiled Montreal's new metro cars Monday, Nov. 25, 2013.
Construction continues at a fast pace on Washington, D.C.'s first modern streetcar line, even as district officials send conflicting signals on the line's operational launch.
Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) has approved a $68.7 million construction contract for design and construction of right-of-way in Marin County, Calif., to commence next year.
Continuing its fourth-quarter rally, U.S. freight rail traffic rose during the week ending Nov. 16, 2013, measured against the comparable week in 2012, the Association of American Railroads reported Thursday, Nov. 21.
British Columbia's TransLink has begun returning to service the first of 114 Skytrain Mark I cars to be refurbished under an overhaul program. The cars have been in service since late 1985.
A ceremony is set for Monday, Nov. 25, 2013 to officially open a new rail bridge spanning the Osage River in Missouri, which officials say "eliminates the last major bottleneck between St. Louis and Jefferson City."
The Minneapolis City Council's Transportation and Public Works Committee Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, approved plans for two streetcar projects in Minnesota's largest city.
Minnesota's state capital is considering a 4.1-mile streetcar line, anticipated to cost $246 million, even as the city readies for the opening next year of its first light rail transit (LRT) route, the Green Line (Central Corridor).
Phase two of Los Angeles' Expo Light Rail Line, under construction between Culver City, Calif., and Santa Monica, is now more than 50% completed, according to the Exposition Metro Line Construction Authority.
The Toronto Transit Commission has dismissed a proposal to close a portion of its subway system for a two-month stretch next year to implement overdue repairs.
Amtrak on Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, identified a university student from Oklahoma City "as representative of the 1 million passengers" since its Heartland Flyer began service in 1999.
Kansas City Southern announced the reorganization of several operations department functions late Friday, Nov. 15, 2013.
Residents of North Carolina's Research Triangle, which includes the state capital Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill, are being offered "virtual" tours of a proposed light rail transit system courtesy of Triangle Transit.