Light Rail

Canada’s Ontario Province will be covering the entire cost of a 14.2-mile, $1.6 billion light rail line connecting the Port Credit (Mississauga) and Brampton GO Transit regional/commuter rail stations, Transportation…
U.K.-based Atkins, a global design, engineering and project management firm, is expanding its rail transportation presence in North America with new executive hires and a new design center in Pittsburgh,…
The first phase of Dallas’ modern streetcar system entered revenue service on April 13, 2015, nearly 50 years after the city’s original streetcar system shut down.
Ontario’s Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GHTA) has entered into a new growth phase, thanks to funding availability, and political leadership that seems to recognize the importance of mobility that’s…
Clearance testing for the second phase of the Expo Line light rail project in Los Angeles began April 6 with a train operating under its own power west from Culver…
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx on Monday, March, 2015 sent a six-year transportation bill to Congress, the "Generating Renewal, Opportunity, and Work with Accelerated Mobility, Efficiency, and Rebuilding of Infrastructure…
Dallas’s first “modern streetcar” has arrived from Brookville, Pa.
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”…
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…
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff named Jayanti Menches Director of Communications for the combined company’s U.S./Central and South America region.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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,…
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.
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…
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…
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, 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.
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