Light Rail

Maryland Department of Transportation officials said Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013, that six private-company teams have submitted a "Statement of Qualifications" for advancing the 16-mile Purple Line Light Rail Transit project.
Pondering two streetcar route proposals while local anti-rail forces continue to attack the mode, San Antonio’s VIA Metropolitan Transit planners are recommending launch of a north-south streetcar route first, with…
Crippled by severe ice storms before and during last weekend, DART light rail transit resumed full service at 3:30 p.m. Central Time Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, on the Red, Orange,…
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority of Harris County is concluding final test runs on a light rail transit line addition for Houston, a northern extension that reaches into the heart of…
Utah Transit Authority's Sugar House streetcar is set to begin carrying passengers on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, with initial free ridership in exchange for a nonperishable food item to be…
Passenger rail supporters looking long-range on a post-Thanksgiving Monday morning aren't ignoring the latest obstacle confronting California high speed rail, nor are they oblivious to the Metro-North accident fatalities of…
Testing of United Streetcar 200 vehicles for the $197 million Tucson, Ariz., Sun Link Tucson Streetcar (also known as the Tucson Modern Streetcar) is under way.
Phoenix's Valley Metro has received the Finding of No Significant Impact (or FONSI) from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for Valley Metro's 1.9-mile Gilbert Road light rail transit extension.
A newly formed City Council, led by a newly elected, anti-rail mayor, still plans to obstruct or terminate Cincinnati's initial streetcar line, now under construction, upon taking office Dec. 1,…
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has passed a $2.3 billion transportation package that raises the state gas tax and provides funding for rail operations in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and on Amtrak's Keystone…
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