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Virginia Beach (finally) ready for The Tide
After at least 14 years of deciding to pass on implementing light rail transit, the Virginia Beach, Va., City Council has approved a study to explore financial aspects of extending…
Kansas City streetcar RFP draws interest
Efforts to establish a streetcar in Kansas City, Mo., has drawn interest from two companies, both of which filed expressed interest prior to the city's Nov. 21 deadline.
Rail fracas not part of Toronto mayor’s ouster
A judge Monday ruled that Toronto Mayor Rob Ford violated conflict of interest laws and therefore cast the mayor out of office. But Ford's preference for subways instead of light…
Research study: New LRT projects beat BRT
An array of new light rail transit (LRT) projects came out ahead of new Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) projects in a research study I presented earlier this month to the…
Kenosha, Wis., mulls heritage streetcar extension
Kenosha, Wis., is pondering expanding its heritage streetcar line, and has included $10.2 million for the proposal in a two-year capital improvement plan. But concerns about traffic congestion have surfaced,…
Fiscal juggling aids San Antonio streetcar plan
A funding plan tapping Texas state dollars in a fiscal swap will free $92 million for San Antonio's proposed streetcar, being advanced by VIA Metropolitan Transit.
Court denies motion against LA Expo LRT
California's Supreme Court has denied a motion brought by a local neighborhood group to temporarily block construction of Los Angeles' Expo Line light rail transit.
Hurricane takeaway: Taking rail away hurts
One half-month after dealing up close and personal with Hurricane Sandy, here's my transport takeaway: Take away rail transit, and quality of life definitely takes another hit.
MUNI celebrates another restored cable car
San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Wednesday celebrated the return to service of a restored Powell Street cable car, Car No. 26, built in 1890.
Balfour Beatty gets Charlotte streetcar contract
The Charlotte, N.C. City Council Monday awarded a $26.3 million contract to Atlanta-based Balfour Beatty Rail Inc. and Charlotte-based Blythe Development Co. for the city's first streetcar line of 1.5…
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