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California's long-anticipated and controversial plan to build a high speed rail system linking San Francisco with Los Angeles got under way on Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015 with a groundbreaking ceremony for the system's initial 29-mile leg in the Central Valley in Fresno, Calif.

As the New Year began, Washington, D.C. city officials announced that the oft-delayed H Street streetcar line is expected to commence passenger service on Jan. 19, 2015.

Voters in the Vancouver, B.C., metropolitan area will vote by mail between March 16 and May 29 on a half-per-cent sales tax proposal, which would be used to fund several transit projects agreed to by regional mayors.

Rail riders on New Jersey Transit's Raritan Valley Line will gain direct access to and from New York's Penn Station, a much coveted "one-seat ride," beginning Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, NJ Transit has announced.

Marlton, N.J.-based Hill International said Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, it has landed a contract from Seattle's Sound Transit (Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority) "to provide design-build project management services in connection with the E360 Segment of the East Link Light Rail project." ...

The final full week of 2014 was another winning one for U.S. freight rail traffic, and indeed for rail traffic throughout the three NAFTA nations, the Association of American Railroads reported Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014.

Fresno, Calif., will host groundbreaking ceremonies Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015, marking the start of construction for California's ambitious intrastate high speed rail system.

In New Orleans, Regional Transit Authority (RTA) officials say construction work will commence early in 2015 to extend streetcar service east from Canal Street through the famed French Quarter to St. Claude Avenue.

Washington, D.C.'s efforts to mimic Tucson, Ariz., and Atlanta by opening a new streetcar line during 2014 fell short at New Year's Day approached.

Just beating a deadline vowed last April by Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, the 2.7-mile Atlanta Streetcar began passenger operations Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014, fulfilling a pledge to begin service before the end of the year.

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