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FTA nudges Milwaukee streetcar project forward
The Federal Transit Administration Monday gave the city of Milwaukee environmental approval for an initial streetcar line. City Engineer Jeff Polenske said FTA had issued a “finding of no significant…
San Francisco Central Subway LRT OKd
The 1.7-mile Central Subway sought by San Francisco has received a “letter of non-prejudice” from the U.S. Department of Transportation, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee says. The move clears the…
Passenger rail’s modal percentage potential: How high is up?
What's passenger rail's potential modal split in the U.S.? That's something to ponder as rail transit gathers strength in an auto-dependent nation during the 21st century. Even ardent pro-rail advocates…
MUNI track switch replacement project continues
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, whose multimodal responsibilities include oversight of the city’s Municipal Railway (MUNI), said Thursday continuation of track improvement work MUNI will resume beginning Sunday, Jan.…
D.C. streetcar order in flux as suppliers spar
Washington, D.C.’s District Department of Transportation has canceled its two-car streetcar order from Clackamas, Ore.-based United Streetcar, LLC, following a court challenge from Ostrava, Czech Republic-based Inekon Group a.s.
FTA approves LA Crenshaw Blvd. LRT
The Federal Transit Administration has issued its final approval Los Angeles’ plan for a $1.72 billion light rail transit line along Crenshaw Boulevard, running from the Green Line near Los Angeles…
APTA hails 3Q ridership gains
U.S. public transportation trips increased 2.0% in the third quarter compared with the third quarter of 2010, the American Public Transportation Association said Thursday—an increase of 52 million transit trips.…
House coalition backs transport package
A bipartisan group of 111 House members announced Tuesday it is urging President Obama to support a six-year transportation authorization. A letter to the President states that “short-term extensions fail…
TriMet chooses manager for LRT project
Portland, Ore.-based TriMet says it has selected CH2M Hill provide on-call construction management services for the Portland to Milwaukie light rail transit extension project. The 7.3-mile, $1.4 billion project will…
Toronto weighs its options
Subway or surface rail? Core city growth or regional approach? Political posturing aside, Canada's largest city is counting on passenger rail for its future health and growth.
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