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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rule "to increase oversight responsibilities of State Safety Oversight Agencies (SSOAs) by replacing the existing outdated regulatory framework with…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.
Amidst snowstorms, MBTA GM steps down
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) General Manager Beverly Scott announced late Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, she was stepping down from her position, following mounting criticism of MBTA's operational struggles due…
Dallas sets Oak Cliff streetcar debut
U.S. streetcar advocates expected Washington, D.C., to open the first new streetcar line for service in 2015, but it now looks as if Dallas will get the honor.
Another view (not mine) of Austin's rail travails
Railway Age Blogger (and fellow rail advocate) Lyndon Henry has felt the pain. Last fall he simultaneously celebrated and suffered as he helped defeat a proposal for more passenger rail…
Milwaukee City Council OKs streetcar plan
Defying years of opposition from state and county officials, as well as resistance from some of its own members, the Milwaukee Common Council (City Council) approved a streetcar plan for…
Scarborough LRT cancelation cost cited
The indecision involving the type of rail mode for Toronto's Scarborough Line has now been assigned a specific cost: C$75 million (US$60 million), roughly C$10 million less than high-end estimates.
Next-Gen Train Control Conference | Agenda
May 6 & 7, 2015 | Key Bridge Marriott Hotel | Arlington, VA Conference Agenda Wednesday, May 6 8:00 Registration Continental Breakfast 9:00 Keynote AddressTom Prendergast, Chairman, New York Metropolitan Transportation…
Denver RTD IDs four for LRT extension work
Denver's Regional Transportation District (RTD) staff on Tuesday evening, Feb. 3, 2015, presented a final list to RTD's Board of Directors of four supplier teams interested to bid on building out…
FTA funds ID'd for (West) Sacramento streetcar
Federal Transit Administration (FTA) funding could cover half the $150 million projected cost of the proposed 3.3-mile West Sacramento streetcar, contingent, per standard, on matching funding from state, local, and/or…
Titan awarded Twin Cities transit ad contract
New York-based Titan has been awarded a five-year contract, with two additional one-year options, for all advertising rights on Metro Transit trains, light rail transit, and buses serving Minnesota's Twin…
MTS adds S70 LRVs to San Diego Blue Line
San Diego's Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015 said Siemens S70 low-floor light rail vehicles now have been added to the Blue Line, the system's initial route…
Ottawa previews Alstom Citadis LRV
A mock-up of the forthcoming Alstom Citadis Spirit low-floor LRV for Ottawa's Confederation Line was unveiled Thursday afternoon, Jan. 29, 2015, by Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson, Member of Parliament for…
Detroit M-1 Rail: We'll open in 2016
A spokesman for Detroit's public-private partnership M-1 Rail project, now under construction, told a community group Thursday evening, Jan. 29, 2015, the project would be open for passenger service sometime…
PB Waterloo LRT contract extended
The Regional Municipality of Waterloo has voted to exercise a three-year option to extend its existing light rail transit general engineering contract with Parsons Brinckerhoff and its Montreal-based parent company,…
Rail service resuming after blizzard
Most of the Northeast’s passenger rail systems intentionally shut down late on Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, in anticipation of what was expected to be a severe winter storm. But by…
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