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Detroit M-1 Rail: We'll open in 2016
A spokesman for Detroit's public-private partnership M-1 Rail project, now under construction, told a community group Thursday evening, Jan. 29, 2015, the project would be open for passenger service sometime…
PB Waterloo LRT contract extended
The Regional Municipality of Waterloo has voted to exercise a three-year option to extend its existing light rail transit general engineering contract with Parsons Brinckerhoff and its Montreal-based parent company,…
Rail service resuming after blizzard
Most of the Northeast’s passenger rail systems intentionally shut down late on Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, in anticipation of what was expected to be a severe winter storm. But by…
TTC: Presto to cover streetcars old and new
The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) has adjusted its timetable to implement its fare-card system, accelerating its completion date and now including its existing streetcar fleet in the mix.
Hedlund joins Parsons Brinckerhoff
Former Federal Railroad Administration Deputy Administrator Karen J. Hedlund has joined Parsons Brinckerhoff as Director of Public-Private Partnerships (P3s). In her new position, she will work with federal, state, and…
Judge rejects New Orleans streetcar objection
A U.S. federal disrict judge has rejected a request by anti-rail activists to block construction of streetcar right-of-way along North Rampart Street and St. Claude Avenue in New Orleans' French…
2015 Passenger Rail Outlook
States and cities join those purchasing railcar equipment, often with varied modal needs, prompting fierce competition from industry suppliers eager to serve.
Charlotte streetcar debut pushed back
Charlotte, N.C.'s initial 1.5-mile streetcar line, originally set to commence service in March, now has reset its debut for sometime in June, city official said Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015.
HNTB names Townes transit market sector leader
Transit industry veteran Michael Townes has joined HNTB Corp. as senior vice president and national transit market sector leader. He is based in the firm’s Arlington, Va., office and works…
San Francisco taps Siemens for additional LRVs
San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) is exercising an option with Siemens for 40 additional SF200 low-floor light rail vehicles (LRVs), boosting the number of LRVs on order to 215.…
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