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Providence, R.I., ponders streetcar starter line
Providence, R.I., city planners and the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority have proposed a two-mile, $126-million “starter” streetcar line for the state capital.
Norfolk begins celebrating The Tide
Hampton Roads Transit and the city of Norfolk, Va., Thursday evening began celebrating the debut of the 7.4-mile, $318 million light rail line with a ribbon-cutting ceremony near MacArthur Square…
MBTA bets big on rail
An elder statesman among the growing crowd of U.S. transit properties, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority—the "T"—holds to its vision: expand its service area and service options. Watch Boston TV, listen to a radio…
San Antonio master plan eyes LRT, streetcars
San Antonio’s VIA Metropolitan Transit has adopted a master plan that includes adding both light rail transit and streetcar operations to its existing bus network. VIA Metro Transit’s Board unanimously…
Milwaukee OKs downtown streetcar plan
The city of Milwaukee’s Common Council, in a 10-5 vote Tuesday, approved a long-sought plan to establish a streetcar circulator for the city’s downtown.
DART submits streetcar plan to feds
Dallas Area Rapid Transit says it as submitted plans to the federal government updating Dallas’ proposed Oak Cliff streetcar line, linking downtown to the namesake neighborhood that, driven by citizen…
Providence, R.I., next to ponder streetcar
Officials and planners in Providence, R.I., will seek $50 million in federal Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) funding for an urban circulator, with streetcar the leading option at present.
Milwaukee doggedly pursues streetcar plan
Despite continuous opposition to rail transit of any kind from Milwaukee County and many state officials, the Milwaukee City Council's steering committee July 14 approved a proposed $64.6 million streetcar…
Blog report: Seattle streetcar ridership up
Seattle Transit Blog reports ridership on the 1.3-mile Seattle South Lake Union Streetcar (SLUS) continues to grow, despite criticism that the initial segment is too short and was doomed to…
Safety : Merging survival and avoidance approaches
Most global passenger rail suppliers accept a basic schism in their marketplace: Europe and most of Asia seek passenger designs based on crash avoidance. U.S. counterparts had to meet crash…
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