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Should rail advocates never oppose a rail project?
Back about 30 months ago I explained why I, and a number of other rail transit supporters, were critical of a plan for "urban rail" then taking shape from the official planning process…
M1 streetcar vendor not finalized, says spokesman
Reports that Detroit's public-private partnership overseeing construction of the Motor City's M1 (or M-1) initial streetcar line has selected Ostrava, Czech-Republic-based Inekon Trams, a.s., for streetcar vehicles are not quite…
Details for LA downtown streetcar emerge
Supporters of a streetcar for downtown Los Angeles now estimate the construction cost at $259 million, about double their original estimate, as details of the planned route have emerged.
FTA move slows south Jersey rail proposal
The Federal Transit Administration has declined to sanction an environmental study of a proposed $1.6 billion rail transit line linking Glassboro and Camden, both in New Jersey's Philadelphia suburbs, the…
Bombardier gets new NJT RiverLINE contract
Bombardier Transportation said Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014 it had "signed a new contract" to continue running New Jersey Transit's RiverLINE, roughly paralleling the Delaware River between Camden, N.J., and the…
Ground broken for LA Regional Connector
Federal, state, and local Los Angeles officials – along with a Hollywood personality – gathered Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014 to mark the construction launch of the Regional Connector, a 1.9-mile…
Houston Metro delays LRT launches
Continuing and mounting delays have forced Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (Metro) from adding two new light rail transit lines to Houston's growing system.
M1 rails begin appearing in Detroit
Welded rail is scheduled to begin apparing on Detroit's Woodward Avenue as rail infrastructure begins appearing for the city's M1 (or M-1) streetcar project.
InnoTrans 2014 touts "major success"
As InnoTrans 2014 drew to a close on Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, show sponsors claimed the event was "the best InnoTrans to date" and hailed the Berlin-based event as a…
Met Council awards LRT engineering contract
In Minnesota, Metropolitan Council has awarded Cary, N.C.-based Kimley-Horn and Associates Inc. an engineering contract to advance the 13-mile Bottineau Light Rail Transit line (Blue Line extension).
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