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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…
Metrolinx updates metro Toronto LRT plan
Officials from Greater Toronto’s Metrolinx Thursday provided an update of the planned Eglinton Avenue light rail line—now primarily to be placed in a subway tunnel—which includes renaming the route the…
Toronto suburbs pass LRT/BRT plan
By a 9-2 vote, the Waterloo Regional Council Wednesday approved a C$818 million rail plan to serve a large swath of Toronto’s western suburbs.
Atlanta orders four Siemens streetcars
Siemens Industry, Inc. announced Thursday that it will supply Atlanta with four new streetcars under a $17.2 million contract from the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority on behalf of the…
Cincinnati streetcar construction plans revised
Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory and City Manager Milton Dohoney, Jr., in a move widely anticipated by pro-rail activists, have announced a revised construction plan for the Cincinnati Streetcar project that…
Oak Cliff streetcar may need DART funding
The Dallas City Council may ask Dallas Area Rapid Transit to contribute roughly $20 million to the proposed $37 million Oak Cliff streetcar project, linking Union Station and Methodist Hospital.
MBTA awards Green Line Extension contract
HDR/Gilbane Team, a joint venture of HDR Engineering, Inc. and Gilbane Building Co., has contracted with the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority to provide program management and construction management for the…
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