Light Rail

Electrified rail transit in Phoenix, Ariz., host city of the 2016 APTA Rail Conference, has been growing rapidly. Valley Metro recently opened two extensions to its light rail network—the Central…
Parsons has appointed Harjinder S. “Harj” Dhaliwal as Senior Vice President, International Rail Transit & Systems, with responsibility for the business unit and its operations outside of the U.S. He…
The year was 1953, when the last Pacific Electric streetcar traveled between Los Angeles and Santa Monica. On May 9, 2016, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti previewed the new 6.6…
Continuing efforts begun in 2012 with the purchase of a wind turbine generator at the Kingston rail layover facility, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority projects a further reduction of energy…
Kansas City, Mo., celebrated the return of light rail to its streets after a 59-year hiatus on May 6th with the opening of a 2.2-mile line from River Market via…
The Federal Aviation Administration opened public comments on May 3, 2016 for a proposed funding change that could benefit passenger rail development around airports.
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced on May 3, 2016 an opportunity to apply for $8 million in federal funding for projects “that demonstrate innovative…
Following the Railway Age/Railway Track & Structures Light Rail Conference held April 27-28 in Philadelphia, about 30 delegates toured portions of the SEPTA streetcar and light rail networks.
Michael P. Melaniphy has resigned as President and CEO of the American Public Transportation Association, effective April 29. APTA Vice President-Member Services Richard A. White is Acting President and CEO…
A groundbreaking ceremony was held in Bellevue, Wash., on April 22, 2016 to mark the start of construction on Sound Transit's East Link light rail line.
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