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APTA: Rail powers 3Q transit ridership gains
More than 2.7 billion trips were taken on U.S. public transportation in the third quarter of 2014, up 1.8% from the comparable quarter in 2013, according American Public Transportation Association…
Oklahoma City eyes Inekon, Brookville options
Prague, Czech Republic-based Inkeon Group a.s., appears to be the frontrunner among four streetcar suppliers bidding for Oklahoma City's MAPS 3 project, with Brookville Equipment Corp. still a factor as…
Sacramento businesses mull tax for streetcar
Sacramento, Calif., downtown businesses next month will vote on creating a tax district designed to generate $30 million for a proposed streetcar project, initiated by neighboring West Sacramento in 2008…
AECOM team gets Southwest LRT work
Minnesota's Metropolitan Council, overseeing public transit expansion in Minneapolis, St. Paul, and nearby suburbs, has awarded $117 million contract to Los Angeles-based AECOM to complete the remaining engineering of the…
Fed spending bill aids Maryland rail projects
Maryland state officials, state media outlets, and rail advocates are voicing cautious enthusiasm over funds identified in the fiscal year 2015 federal spending bill, still to be passed, for both…
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Milwaukee adds to streetcar proposal
A Milwaukee Common Council committee voted on Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014, to advance Mayor Tom Barrett's plan for two tax incremental financing districts (TIF) to pay for the city's proposed…
St. Charles Line gets national landmark status
New Orleans’ St. Charles streetcar line has been designated a National Historic Landmark.
LACMTA selects ARINC AIM
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) has awarded Rockwell Collins a contract to develop the supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system for LACMTA's Foothill Gold Line Extension and…
Four bidders vie for Oklahoma City streetcar
Four companies are vying for a contract with Oklahoma City to advance the city's MAPS 3 streetcar proposal by supplying five streetcars for the initial 4.6-mile, 22-station project.
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