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O’Hare airport/rail connection shines
More than most airport/rail connections, Chicago Transit Authority's Blue Line serving O'Hare International Airport makes me smile. I revisited that old friend as part of my trip to RSI/CMA 2012,…
DART FY13 budget incorporates expansion
Dallas Area Rapid Transit 's (DART) Board of Directors on Tuesday approved a $1.07 billion budget for fiscal year 2013, resisting both fiscal and political pressure by including continued support…
APTA: LRT paces 2Q public transit ridership
Light rail transit ridership maintained its strong U.S. growth trend in the second quarter of 2012, the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) said Tuesday. LRT ridershp rose 4.3% during the…
Minneapolis SW LRT gets placeholder grant
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton Thursday approved $2 million in grant funding for the proposed Southwest Light Rail project, which would link downtown Minneapolis with Eden Prairie, Minn.
Joint venture lands Bay State LRT contract
Massachusetts' Department of Transportation Wednesday awarded a $44.8 million contract to a joint venture charged with designing a Green Line light rail transit extension to Medford, Mass., with a spur…
Brookville Equipment to land Dallas streetcar order
Dallas Area Rapid Transit is expected to select Brookville Equipment Corp. to provide two modern streetcars for the proposed Oak Cliff streetcar project. DART's Board of Directors may make the…
Cincinnati streetcar startup date slips
The debut of Cincinnati's $110 million, 4.9-mile streetcar line will occur in mid-2015, not in late 2014 as originally planned.
Portland streetcar expansion nears opening
The Portland Streetcar will expand service into the city's east side Saturday, Sept. 22, bringing streetcar service east of the Willamette River. The system will become a two-line service at…
Twin Cities symbolic link ties two LRT lines
Work crews Wednesday joined the Central Corridor light rail transit track, under construction mostly in St. Paul, Minn., to existing Hiawatha LRT track when they welded the two lines together…
DDOT: 20 responses on streetcar development
Washington, D.C.'s District Department of Transportation (DDOT) said Tuesday its Request for Information (RFI) involving streetcar system development received 20 responses, "far exceeding our expectations," according to DDOT Director Terry…
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