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First-of-its kind streetcar arrives in Dallas
Dallas’s first “modern streetcar” has arrived from Brookville, Pa.
Claims of “myth” about rail preference seem mythical
Since the 1930s, there’s been a brigade of motor bus proponents telling us we should scrap those “inflexible” rail transit systems, stop building new ones, and substitute “bus rapid transit”…
DART Orange Line cited in National engineering competition
Lockwood Andrews & Newman, Inc. of Dallas has earned a National Recognition Award for exemplary engineering achievement in the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) 49th annual Engineering Excellence Awards…
Menches named WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff communications chief
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff named Jayanti Menches Director of Communications for the combined company’s U.S./Central and South America region.
Loop Trolley groundbreaking celebrated
Ceremonies on Thursday, March 12, 2015, were hailed by supporters of the oft-maligned St. Louis Loop Trolley project, taking place in adjacent University City, Mo.
Parties formally "bridge" LRT gap in Minneapolis
In Minnesota, the Metropolitan Council has formally approved its agreement with Minnesapolis Parks and Recreation for a bridge to handle light rail transit (LRT) crossing the Kenilworth Channel.
Cincinnati weighs next streetcar phase
A Cincinnati City Council majority approved a motion introduced Wednesday, March 11, 2015, that directs Mayor John Cranley's administration to explore what's needed for the next phase of the Cincinnati…
Mechanical Rubber Products buys Prestige Rubber
Warwick, N.Y.-based Mechanical Rubber Products Co. announced Monday, March 9, 2015 it has acquired Prestige Rubber Manufacturing Co., based in Fairfield, N.J.
APTA: U.S. transit ridership highest in 58 years
U.S. use of public transit, including bus and various rail modes, in 2014 attained the highest level in 58 years, the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) said Monday, March 9,…
No slowdown for FasTracks
Want proof that American cities away from the coastlines can commit to passenger rail and an auto-alternatives future? Look to Denver. Denver's Regional Transportation District (RTD) may be guilty of modesty.
St. Louis Loop Trolley sets groundbreaking date
March 12, 2015 is the groundbreaking date set by supporters of St. Louis Loop Trolley, making the beleaguered project a more likely reality after several setbacks and challenges to the…
DOT grants NJT more SuperStorm Sandy funds
The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded New Jersey Transit about $147 million through the Federal Transit Administration's Public Transportation Emergency Relief Program for repair, recovery, and resiliency projects associated…
MOU eases Twin Cities LRT squabble
The Metropolitan Council and the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board on Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, announced a resolution, or at least a truce, over a proposed light rail transit (LRT)…
Galveston to reboot (diesel) streetcar
Galveston, Tex.'s City Council, in a 6-to-1 vote Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, approved proceeding to re-establish the citys 6.8-mile diesel trolley car operation, which was discontinued in 2008.
M-1 RFP seeks Detroit streetcar operator
M-1 streetcar representatives on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015 said the public-private organization has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) seeking an operator for Detroit's 3.3-mile initial streetcar line.
MBTA restores full rail transit service
Massachusetts Bay Transporation Authority said Monday, Feb. 23, 2015 it has restored normal service frequency to all branches and stations throughout its core subway and trolley system (the "T") in…
Foxx proposes rail transit state safety oversight
Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced Friday, Feb. 20, 2015 a proposed rule "to increase oversight responsibilities of State Safety Oversight Agencies (SSOAs) by replacing the existing outdated regulatory framework with…
Sacramento streetcar clears first TOD vote
By a roughly 2-to-1 majority, Sacramento, Calif., property owners along a proposed streetcar route have approved plans to fund $30 million toward the cost of the 3.3-mile, $150 million project.
Loop Trolley construction looms (again)
Construction of the $43 million St. Louis Loop Trolley could begin next month, local officials said Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, countering mounting speculation that the project had stalled and was…
El Paso issues RFP to rehab PCC cars
El Paso, Tex., may become the next U.S. city to turn to restored President's Conference Committee (PCC) cars in an effort to restore streetcar service.
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