Light Rail

New Orleans plans to formally open its new 1.5-mile Loyola Avenue streetcar line on Monday, Jan. 28, seven days before the Baltimore Ravens face off against the San Francisco 49ers…
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood on Friday announced Detroit's M-1 Rail project will receive $25 million from the federal government. The planned streetcar line, at present set to run 3.3 miles,…
Alstom and Williams Hybrid Power Thursday announced they have signed an agreement to apply Williams Hybrid Power's energy storage technology to Alstom's Citadis light rail transit (LRT) vehicles by 2014.
Driven by increases on its Hiawatha Line light rail transit option, Metro Transit ridership on both bus and LRT increased 0.2% in 2012, to more than 81 million riders, compared…
Officials from Ontario's Waterloo-Kitchener-Cambridge metropolitan area, southwest of Toronto, say at least five station stops of the planned light rail transit system will be placed in the center of roadways…
In my last article (Research study: New light rail projects beat BRT), I summarized the general results of a research study, co-authored with my colleague Dave Dobbs, that I presented…
Dallas's Oak Cliff streetcar line may get additional funding for more right-of-way work and two additional streetcars, should the Regional Transportation Council approve the transfer of funds Thursday.
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood on Monday marked a ceremonial federal funding commitment to Sacramento's Blue Line light rail transit extension.
The city of Phoenix and Valley Metro said Monday they will host an official groundbreaking this Saturday, Jan. 12, for the 3.2-mile Northwest extension. The ceremony will occur at the…
AECOM Technology Corp. said Monday it has been awarded a $16.8 million contract by the Metropolitan Council for preliminary engineering work on the Southwest Lighrt Rail Transit project in Minnesota's…
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