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Tuesday, 03 September 2013
03 September 2013

Officials: KC streetcar to land TIGER grant

Kansas City's initial streetcar effort will receive $20 million in additional federal funding once the next round of TIGER grants is officially announced, according to two U.S. congressional representatives from Missouri.

Friday, 30 August 2013
30 August 2013

Motion Control momentum in Russia

Amsted Rail and Russian freight car builder United Wagon Co. have entered into a joint venture to introduce heavy-haul freight rail rolling stock components into the CIS (Com ...
Friday, 30 August 2013
30 August 2013

MARTA weighs North Fulton County extension

Atlanta's Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) is considering extending transit service roughly parallel with Georgia State Highway 400 in North Fulton County, with MARTA rapid rail, light rail, or Bus Rapid Transit options being considered.

Friday, 30 August 2013
30 August 2013

Edmonton LRT expansion suffers setback

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.

Friday, 30 August 2013
30 August 2013

Veolia gets Tri-Rail contract extension

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.

Friday, 30 August 2013
30 August 2013

Old cross-borough transit plan gets new push

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.

Thursday, 29 August 2013
29 August 2013

Despite crude strength, U.S. freight traffic slips

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.

Thursday, 29 August 2013
29 August 2013

U.S. regulators reviewing crude-by-rail

The Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) and the Federal Railroad Administration are conducting a safety review of crude-by-rail shipments originating in the Bakken Shale formation, specifically within North Dakota and South Dakota. ...
Thursday, 29 August 2013
29 August 2013

Input sought for Norfolk Naval Station LRT

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.

Thursday, 29 August 2013
29 August 2013

UTA readies Sugar House streetcar tests

Utah Transit Authority will begin test runs on the Sugar House streetcar line next week, the agency announced Wednesday, Aug, 28, 2013.

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