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TriMet, county reach property transfer pact
Clackamas County, Ore. commissioners have unanimously approved a property transfer that will allow TriMet to build the Trolley Trail through Milwaukie and Oak Grove concurrent with Portland-Milwaukie light rail transit…
Fort Lauderdale streetcar funding plan OK’d
Property owners in downtown Fort Lauderdale, Fla., will pay a special assessments tax to help pay for implementation of phase one of The Wave, the city's initial streetcar line.
Public workshops to explore advancing The Tide
Hampton Roads Transit (HRT) will oversee three public workshops this month on the proposed extension of The Tide light rail transit to Naval Station Norfolk.
TriMet taps Siemens for regenerative power
Portland, Ore.'s TriMet has selected Siemens Mobility to install what is claimed to be the first regenerative "battery" for U.S. passenger rail service, the Sitras Energy Storage Unit, to be…
Seattle seeks to merge streetcar lines
Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn announced plans Monday, June 3, 2013, to connect two separate streetcar lines with a link through the city’s downtown, dubbed the Center City Connector.
Alstom's Citadis makes APTA splash
Alstom ceremonially debuted its Citadis Spirit light rail transit product Tuesday, June 4, 2013, to the North American market at the 2013 American Public Transportation Association Rail Conference in Philadelphia.
Obituary: Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg, 89
U.S. Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg (D-N.J.), an ardent passenger rail champion who first was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1982, died Monday, June 3, 2013, at the age of…
San Francisco marks subway tunneling launch
San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee on Thursday, May 30, marked the start of tunneling for the Central Subway Project, a controversial extension of the Muni Metro T Third Line…
Charlotte streetcar extension effort recharges
By a 7-to-4 vote Tuesday evening, May 28, the Charlotte City Council approved plans to add a 2.5-mile extension to its nascent initial streetcar line.
Minneapolis mulls streetcar funding plan
A provision in the Minnesota state tax bill could allow "value capture district" designation for the state's largest city to advance streetcars to augment the Twin Cities growing light rail…
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