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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…
APTA: Record 10.5 billion trips taken on U.S. public transportation in 2012
The demand for public transportation rose last year as Americans took 10.5 billion trips, the second highest ridership since 1957, and 154 million more trips than the previous year, according…
LA City Council OKs streetcar funds
The Los Angeles City Council Wednesday voted to approve up to $352 million in operating funds for a proposed streetcar linking the city's Civic Center and its Convention Center, as…
New Orleans mulls next streetcar extension
New Orleans' Regional Transit Authority has begun holding public meetings to seek input for its next streetcar project, the N. Rampart St./St. Claude Ave. expansion. The extension roughly parallels the…
Last Gold Line first phase extension contract let
San Francisco-based Webcor Builders has been awarded a $48.7 million design-build contract for the Gold Line light rail transit extension project, extending LRT from Sierra Madre Villa (Pasadena), Calif., to…
Last leg of Denver I-225 LRT to get under way
A groundbreaking ceremony will be held Friday for the the last segment of the 10.5-mile I-225 light rail transit line extending through Aurora, Colo.
Sequestration: Shared pain may do some good
Here's one observer not sweating sequestration or its effects overmuch, at least not from the transportation point of view.
Florida county affirms 2014 referendum
Pinellas County, Fla., commissioners Tuesday approved putting a transit sales tax referendum on the Nov. 4, 2014 ballot. The vote was 5-to-1.
OLI, FTA set transit Safety Education Grants
Operation Lifesaver, Inc., in partnership with the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), announced Monday that grant funds are available to transit agencies and other governmental entities for rail transit safety education…
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