Light Rail

The Seattle City Council on Monday, July 21, 2014, approved a First Avenue streetcar alignment that will seam together operations, the existing South Lake Union Streetcar and the similarly named…
Two new light rail lines in Houston's expanding LRT system will open in late December, and not during the fall as originally expected, Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (Metro)…
A plan to implement streetcar service in Miami, originally proposed nine years ago, has been revived as a possible public-private partnership (PPP) initiative.
Edson L. Tennyson, one of the most respected rail advocates across several decades spanning U.S. passenger rail's decline and recovery, died at his home Monday, July 14, 2014, succumbing to…
SEPTA has announced an intense, concentrated "Trolley Tunnel Blitz" beginning Aug. 1, 2014 and continuing through early Aug. 18, in an "around-the-clock" endeavor to upgrade and improve infrastructure. Service will…
San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) said Tuesday, July 15, 2014 that "Transport Workers Union Local 250-A, which represents Municipal Railway (MUNI) transit operators, voted to ratify a new three-year…
Roughly 900 workers at Bombardier Transportation's Thunder Bay, Ontario, rail production plant walked off the job on Monday, July 14, 2014, following a breakdown in contract talks with management.
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) is set to award Siemens Mobility a contract for 261 S200 light rail transit (LRT) vehicles to replace the city's aging LRT fleet,…
In St. Louis, the Loop Trolley Transportation Development District (TDD) will host a public open house on July 24, 2014 to seek community input as it updates plands for the…
Virginia has committed to funding up to half the cost of the contentious Columbia Pike streetcar project, designed to traverse the namesake avenue in Arlington and Fairfax counties, suburbs of…
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