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Calgary considers adding streetcars
Calgary, the second North American city to commit to modernized light rail transit, may join the ranks of such cities also diversifying into streetcar operations.
NJT begins new TVM rollout
New Jersey Transit has announced the post-pilot-program rollout of its new ticket vending machine (TVM) technology at Newark Penn Station, “kicking off a system-wide rollout that will provide smoother ticket…
Alstom finalizes Ottawa LRT contract
Alstom Transport has finalized a contract to provide 34 light rail vehicles and 30 years of maintenance services to the Rideau Transit Group (RTG) consortium that was selected to design,…
First Siemens S70 LRVs begin Minneapolis service
Metro Transit light rail vehicles 201 and 202 began operating in revenue service on the Hiawatha Line in Minneapolis Tuesday, the first of 59 Siemens S70 LRVs on order by…
Next vote set for next Tampa Bay LRT plan
Voters in Pinellas County, Fla., likely will vote in November 2014 on a proposed sales tax to pay for a Tampa Bay regional light rail transit (LRT) system, and bus…
Charlotte readies streetcar construction
Charlotte, N.C., city officials Tuesday said work on the proposed 1.5-mile starter streetcar line would commence before the end of the month.
TriMet, Clackamas County spar over LRT plan
Portland's TriMet Board of Directors and Clackamas County commissioners are in disagreement over the progression of the Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Transit Project.
Three firms vie for Cincinnati streetcar line work
Cincinnati city officials Friday said three companies have submitted bids to build the city's $115 million, 3.6-mile initial streetcar line.
Cincinnati, Duke Energy reach streetcar accord
Cincinnati officials Friday said they have signed two agreements with Duke Energy Corp. resolving a conflict generated by the city's initial streetcar line, now under construction.
LaHood to step down in February
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, says he will leave the Obama administration in February, ending months of speculation over the possibility of continuing in his role during the administration’s second term.
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