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Weber State University in Ogden, Utah, has endorsed any potential streetcar that the city may advance, and has provided for the possibility in its 10-year campus master plan. The streetcar-friendly approach runs counter to numerous other colleges and universities in the U.S. that have r ...
Friday marked the oft-delayed, highly contentious opening of light rail transit in Jerusalem, the Israeli capital, following plenty of controversy reflecting the nature of the volatile Middle East political scene. The $1.4 billion project was delayed in part by objections from Palestinia ...
The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey on Friday voted to approve less drastic rail fare and highway toll increases for its properties linking New York and New Jersey, including the PATH rail system. ...
With one month to go before Railway Interchange 2011, the first North American combined railway supply exhibition and technical conference, the event’s organizers have released the official event hashtag for attendees, exhibitors, speakers, and news media who are on Twitter: #RI2011. ...
Caltrain management on Thursday announced it has negotiated a proposed contract with TransitAmerica Services Inc. of St. Joseph, Mo., to operate the San Francisco-San Jose Peninsula rail system and that it will recommend the contract for approval to the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board at it ...
U.S. Class I railroads employed 158,916 people in mid-July, up 3.84% from July 2010, but down 0.27%—or 424 workers—from June 2011. The year-over-year gain was highest in the Transportation (train and engine) or train crew group. The July number, 63,556, was up 5.14% from July ...
In a volatile economy punctuated by wild stock market swings, the stock prices of several major railroads slid “as the broader market tumbled on concerns about the fragility of the economy and a report that said traffic on U.S. railroads fell last week,” the Associated Press reported ...
The GBS Group, a software development engineering and technical services firm, said Thursday VIA Rail Canada had awarded the company a contract provide a real-time Train Status Information (TSI) system. ...

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).

San Diego’s Metropolitan Transit System on Thursday planned to activate PCC streetcar 529, built in 1949 for use in San Francisco, on the Silver Line downtown loop of the city’s light rail transit system. MTS and others note 1949 was when San Diego terminated trolley service. ...
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