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DART taps Axion for more ECOTRAX ties
Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) plans to utilize Axion International's ECOTRAX railway ties for three miles of its planned Blue Line light rail transit extension into South Dallas, Tex.
St. Paul ponders streetcar options
As the Central Corridor light rail transit line readies for a midyear 2014 opening, St. Paul, Minn., is looking ahead to returning streetcar service to the state capital, in essence…
Maryland plans training for rail projects
Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) seeks to coordinate with the state's Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation to partner with labor unions, development agencies, contractors, and community groups to find, and…
Public-private venture eyed for Edmonton LRT
Canadian federal officials and the City of Edmonton Thursday announced a public-private partnership effort to expedite Edmonton's light rail transit expansion. The private component of the P3 will be chosen…
Fort Lauderdale streetcar gets county OK
Broward County, Fla., gave its approval Tuesday for a streetcar loop, dubbed "The Wave," to serve Fort Lauderdale.
Bombardier Transportation names Bertling COO
Bombardier Transportation said Wednesday Lutz Bertling has been named the company's president and chief operating officer, effective June 3. He succeeds current president Andre Navarri, who will remain with the…
St. Louis suburb affirms Loop Trolley plans
University City, Mo.’s City Council has unanimously approved a permit for the Loop Trolley, allowing for construction and operation of the streetcar between University City and the Missouri History Museum…
Fed aid lacking, Tempe revamps streetcar plan
Tempe, Ariz., officials are revising plans for a 2.6-mile streetcar, interfacing with the Phoenix area's Valley Metro light rail transit line, after failing to qualify for "Small Starts" federal funding…
SPRINTER stopped in its tracks indefinitely
San Diego County's North County Transit District (NCTD) suspended SPRINTER diesel light railway transit (DLRT) service Saturday "in order to perform necessary maintenance repairs"—repairs that some observers say could take…
AAR: Railroads set safety record in 2012
The Federal Railroad Administration safety reports for 2012 are now complete, and the Association of American Railroads said Monday they show it was the safest year in the industry's recorded…
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