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Rapid Streetcar concept gaining ground
Just over eight years ago I cooked up a new concept in rail transit that I called Rapid Streetcar. Since then, it's been attracting a lot of interest within the…
L.B. Foster gets Honolulu rail contract
L.B. Foster Co. said Wednesday it has been awarded the company's largest rail products contract, valued at approximately $60 million, by contractor Kiewit/Kobayashi, a joint venture for the construction of the Honolulu Authority…
Bombardier gets another Manchester LRT order
Bombardier Transportation said Tuesday that it and consortium partner Vossloh Kiepe has signed an option to supply 20 additional Flexity Swift light rail vehicles (LRVs) to Transport for Greater Manchester's…
MTA restores or enhances service offerings
New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority Thursday said it would add or extend regional rail, subway, and bus services, most of which had been curtailed or discontinued due to earlier budget…
Ottawa LRT plan gets federal nod
Canada's capital city on Monday said it "has received Federal Environmental Assessment approval for the Ottawa Light Rail Transit (OLRT) project."
Metro-North plans smartphone ticketing
MTA Metro-North announced Wednesday that it is working with Masabi US Ltd. to test a smartphone app "that will let people buy their train tickets anywhere, anytime and never have…
NJT RiverLINE resumes regular service
New Jersey Transit Monday said its RiverLINE passenger rail service has resumed regular service, more than 10 months after Hurricane Irene savaged large swaths of the Northeast.
California legislature OKs state HSR effort
California's state Senate Friday afternoon, in a close vote, approved $5.8 billion to initiate the state's high speed rail network, following a less contentious vote by the California state Assembly Thursday to…
Santa Ana streetcar funding options weighed
Orange County, Calif., transportation officials are weighing the practicality of expanding Interstate 405 capacity, while also considering a proposed streetcar system for Santa Ana, the county seat.
Caltrain testing real-time info system
Caltrain said Tuesday it will begin testing a Predictive Arrival/Departure System that will tell riders in real time when their train will arrive at the station and whether the train…
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