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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.…
Providence pursues streetcar development
A new City Council began governing Rhode Island's capital city, Providence, on Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, with a pledge from the new City Council President vowing to continue vying for…
Report: Private sector eyes LA streetcar
Amidst ongoing construction updates of light rail transit, Metrolink upgrades, and long-range preparation for high speed rail, the plentiful rail news streaming out of the Los Angeles basin often overshadows…
D.C. streetcar target date again reset
As the New Year began, Washington, D.C. city officials announced that the oft-delayed H Street streetcar line is expected to commence passenger service on Jan. 19, 2015.
Vancouver transit plebiscite set for spring
Voters in the Vancouver, B.C., metropolitan area will vote by mail between March 16 and May 29 on a half-per-cent sales tax proposal, which would be used to fund several…
Hill Int'l gets Sound Transit LRT contract
Marlton, N.J.-based Hill International said Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, it has landed a contract from Seattle's Sound Transit (Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority) "to provide design-build project management services…
New Orleans readies streetcar expansion work
In New Orleans, Regional Transit Authority (RTA) officials say construction work will commence early in 2015 to extend streetcar service east from Canal Street through the famed French Quarter to…
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