Light Rail

The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority, which oversees Buffalo, N.Y.'s light rail transit line, plans to lay off almost 20% of its transit police, or about 20 officers, to cope with…
Both the House and Senate Thursday passed the Conference Report on a package of three appropriations bills, including the Fiscal Year (FY) 2012 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development and Related…
Supporters of Cincinnati’s streetcar proposal, coming off an Election Day victory fending off the proposal’s opponents, reportedly now hope to obtain $56 million in federal funds to restore the full…
The Bellevue, Wash., City Council Monday night unanimously approved an agreement with Sound Transit for a light rail line that included tunnels through its downtown, including accord on financing for…
A majority of Cincinnati voters Tuesday stood by current plans to reintroduce streetcars to the city, rejecting Issue 48, a ballot measure that would have banned any city funds to…
Providence, R.I., city planners and the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority have proposed a two-mile, $126-million “starter” streetcar line for the state capital.
Hampton Roads Transit and the city of Norfolk, Va., Thursday evening began celebrating the debut of the 7.4-mile, $318 million light rail line with a ribbon-cutting ceremony near MacArthur Square…
An elder statesman among the growing crowd of U.S. transit properties, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority—the "T"—holds to its vision: expand its service area and service options. Watch Boston TV, listen to a radio…
San Antonio’s VIA Metropolitan Transit has adopted a master plan that includes adding both light rail transit and streetcar operations to its existing bus network. VIA Metro Transit’s Board unanimously…
The city of Milwaukee’s Common Council, in a 10-5 vote Tuesday, approved a long-sought plan to establish a streetcar circulator for the city’s downtown.
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