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The "public" in rail public transportation
Do the U.S. rail transit industry, Amtrak, and advocates of rail public transportation have a stake in the current Washington crisis over the federal budget and government shutdown? A stake…
PB gets Detroit streetcar contract
Detroit has awarded a contract to Parsons Brinckerhoff for design, review, and construction quality assurance services for the 3.2-mile M1 Rail Project along Woodward Avenue.
Coast Guard OKs new bridge plan; LRT still in
The U.S. Coast Guard has approved a new bridge carrying Interstate 5 over the Columbia River, linking Oregon and Washington states, and potentially including Portland TriMet light rail transit service…
Simonetta inducted into APTA Hall of Fame
The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) has inducted Richard J. Simonetta into its Hall of Fame. Simonetta was selected to receive this honor “based on his commitment to and support…
Portland mayor foresees more streetcars
Portland, Ore., Mayor Charlie Hales is stressing to local media that the city's U.S. leading-edge role in streetcar placement should continue, with additional routes to be added.
Purple Line pact removes LRT obstacle
Maryland Transit Administration and Montgomery County have reached a legal agreement with the Columbia Country Club on adjusting the proposed Purple Line light rail transit route, with both sides quietly…
Milwaukee streetcar opponents urge action
Opponents of Milwaukee's proposed startup streetcar line have formally filed a petition with the Wisconsins Public Service Commission, urging the PSC to decide whether the project can proceed, in what…
San Antonio streetcar gets green light
VIA Metropolitan Transit trustees unanimously passed a proposal for a San Antonio, Tex., streetcar system on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, roughly two years after the idea was first introduced for…
Oklahoma City OKs streetcar line
Add Oklahoma City to the list of U.S. municipalities advancing streetcar plans. In a 5-to-3 vote Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, the City Council approved advancing a 4.5-mile, $130 million plan…
NJT transfer station to open next month
New Jersey Transit's Pennsauken Transit Center is expected to open next month, with Sunday, Oct. 13, a possible target date, according to the New Jersey Association of Railroad Passengers (NJ-ARP).
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