Light Rail

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is seeking nominations from the public transportation safety community for TRACS (Transit Advisory Committee for Safety) membership.
Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT), Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) and Purple Line Transit Partners, have signed the final financial documents for a $5.6 billion PPP contract to design, build, finance,…
The Sound Transit Board has capped three and a half years of discussion and public input by unanimously voting to send voters a final Sound Transit 3 (ST3) ballot measure…
St Louis County, Mo., announced on June 23 that feasibility studies will be commissioned into three potential extensions of the MetroLink light rail network, which have been identified as part…
The Atlanta City Council has voted unanimously to include a menu of significant Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) transit improvement projects on a Nov. 8 ballot referendum, which if…
A comprehensive performance audit of San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) operations performed by the State of California found full compliance, with auditors “lauding MTS as positioned well for continued…
Wynne Davis has joined the Washington D.C. office of WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff as a senior rail and transit specialist, providing clients with program management and strategic advisory services.
William “Bill” Crosbie has rejoined Parsons Corp. as Senior Vice President and Business Development Director for its Transport Division, which provides full-service engineering and management services in rail transit, ports…
HNTB Corporation has hired Ian Choudri in the new position of national rail and transit business development director and senior vice president, where he will support the firm's growth across…
The United States Department of Transportation has awarded a Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) loan of $874.6 million to Purple Line Transit Partners, LLC, for implementation of the…
Škoda Transportation, Czech Republic, is to set up a subsidiary company in the United States with a view to selling light rail vehicles and trains in North America.
Whiting Corp., a North American manufacturer of custom-built rail maintenance equipment and overhead cranes, is acquiring certain railcar and locomotive repair assets from L.B. Foster Rail Technologies, Inc.
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is undertaking an update to the 2010 State Rail Plan to document the current state of the rail system, identify planned improvements and outline…
Dallas Area Rapid Transit debuted on June 14, 1996 with an 11-mile network of light rail, the Red and Blue lines, that extended from Pearl Station in the north, through…
Cubic Transportation Systems (CTS) on June 6, 2016 announced the launch of NextTraffic™ transportation and traffic management system. The announcement took place at the ITS European Congress held in Glasgow,…
Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management and automation, announced on June 1, 2016 it’s working with the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) to cut utility bills and carbon…
The jinx that has bedeviled timely delivery of Toronto’s new low-floor LRVs has now struck the Kitchener-Waterloo ION LRT, presently under construction. Meanwhile, the final alignment for Hamilton’s new B…
Denver’s Eagle P3 is one of several major U.S. rail transit initiatives to use a public-private partnership (PPP) approach for an FDBOM (finance, design, build, operate and maintain) project.
The Hurontario Street LRT in Mississauga is expected to provide significantly improved transit for one of Ontario’s largest and fastest growing cities.
TriMet has completed the 1st Avenue MAX Improvements Project, which rejuvenated a section of the original MAX light rail alignment.
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