Light Rail

In April 2016, New Jersey Transit’s Hudson-Bergen Light Rail (HBLR) celebrates its 16th anniversary of operation. HBLR was the first successful DBOM (Design/Build/Operate/Maintain) deployment of a transit system in the…
New Jersey Transit has appointed William “Bill” Crosbie as Executive Director, effective April 25, 2016. Crosbie replaces Veronique “Ronnie” Hakim, who left NJT in December 2015 to become President of…
Luther Sigsbee Miller, long-time Editor-in-Chief of Railway Age, died March 8, 2016. He was 89.
Oklahoma City on March 22, 2016 finalized a $24.9 million contract with Brookville Equipment Corp. for the supply of five Liberty Streetcars to support the city’s MAPS 3 Modern Streetcar…
The city of London, Ontario, whose population is close to 375,000, is considering light rail transit (LRT). The City Council has recently endorsed a staff report recommending a combined LRT…
Canadian Finance Minister Bill Morneau announced details of phase 1 of the federal government's new infrastructure plan, which was unveiled as part of the 2016 budget on March 22, 2016.
BNSF President and CEO Carl Ice accepted Railway Age’s 53rd annual Railroader of the Year award Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at Chicago’s Union League Club, at the traditional dinner hosted…
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and Sound Transit CEO Peter Rogoff officially inaugurated the city's University Link light rail extension on March 18, 2016, when hundreds of guests took their first…
In another step toward keeping San Diego’s transit system in a state of good repair, the Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) Board of Directors on March 17, 2016 unanimously approved $108…
Construction that began in mid-2014 on ION, the premier LRT line for the twin cities of Kitchener and Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, is progressing rapidly, with opening scheduled for fall 2017.
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