Light Rail

Continuing efforts begun in 2012 with the purchase of a wind turbine generator at the Kingston rail layover facility, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority projects a further reduction of energy…
Kansas City, Mo., celebrated the return of light rail to its streets after a 59-year hiatus on May 6th with the opening of a 2.2-mile line from River Market via…
The Federal Aviation Administration opened public comments on May 3, 2016 for a proposed funding change that could benefit passenger rail development around airports.
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced on May 3, 2016 an opportunity to apply for $8 million in federal funding for projects “that demonstrate innovative…
Following the Railway Age/Railway Track & Structures Light Rail Conference held April 27-28 in Philadelphia, about 30 delegates toured portions of the SEPTA streetcar and light rail networks.
Michael P. Melaniphy has resigned as President and CEO of the American Public Transportation Association, effective April 29. APTA Vice President-Member Services Richard A. White is Acting President and CEO…
A groundbreaking ceremony was held in Bellevue, Wash., on April 22, 2016 to mark the start of construction on Sound Transit's East Link light rail line.
Production and delivery delays continue to plague the new low-floor Flexity Freedom streetcars Bombardier Transportation is building for the Toronto Transit Commission. TTC CEO Andy Byford, who is said to…
The Miami-Dade Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) adopted a resolution on April 21, 2016 endorsing the Strategic Miami Area Rapid Transit (SMART) plan, which envisages the construction of six new urban…
InnoTrans, the semi-annual global railway industry trade exhibition and the largest event of its type, is offering discounted tickets to North American attendees. As well, this year’s event will have…
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