Light Rail

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,…
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…
The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) has adjusted its timetable to implement its fare-card system, accelerating its completion date and now including its existing streetcar fleet in the mix.
Former Federal Railroad Administration Deputy Administrator Karen J. Hedlund has joined Parsons Brinckerhoff as Director of Public-Private Partnerships (P3s). In her new position, she will work with federal, state, and…
A U.S. federal disrict judge has rejected a request by anti-rail activists to block construction of streetcar right-of-way along North Rampart Street and St. Claude Avenue in New Orleans' French…
States and cities join those purchasing railcar equipment, often with varied modal needs, prompting fierce competition from industry suppliers eager to serve.
My stints working at Railway Age aside, railroads and rail-related issues are and have been a standard part of daily life, as it is for the lucky few in the…
Charlotte, N.C.'s initial 1.5-mile streetcar line, originally set to commence service in March, now has reset its debut for sometime in June, city official said Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015.
Transit industry veteran Michael Townes has joined HNTB Corp. as senior vice president and national transit market sector leader. He is based in the firm’s Arlington, Va., office and works…
San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) is exercising an option with Siemens for 40 additional SF200 low-floor light rail vehicles (LRVs), boosting the number of LRVs on order to 215.…
A new City Council began governing Rhode Island's capital city, Providence, on Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, with a pledge from the new City Council President vowing to continue vying for…
Amidst ongoing construction updates of light rail transit, Metrolink upgrades, and long-range preparation for high speed rail, the plentiful rail news streaming out of the Los Angeles basin often overshadows…
As the New Year began, Washington, D.C. city officials announced that the oft-delayed H Street streetcar line is expected to commence passenger service on Jan. 19, 2015.
Voters in the Vancouver, B.C., metropolitan area will vote by mail between March 16 and May 29 on a half-per-cent sales tax proposal, which would be used to fund several…
Marlton, N.J.-based Hill International said Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, it has landed a contract from Seattle's Sound Transit (Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority) "to provide design-build project management services…
In New Orleans, Regional Transit Authority (RTA) officials say construction work will commence early in 2015 to extend streetcar service east from Canal Street through the famed French Quarter to…
Washington, D.C.'s efforts to mimic Tucson, Ariz., and Atlanta by opening a new streetcar line during 2014 fell short at New Year's Day approached.
Just beating a deadline vowed last April by Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, the 2.7-mile Atlanta Streetcar began passenger operations Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014, fulfilling a pledge to begin service before…
Add Charleston, S.C., to the list of U.S. cities pondering reinstallation of streetcar service, at least on an unofficial level.
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed announced Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014, that the 2.7-mile Atlanta streetcar line would be officially launched for service on Dec. 30, fulfilling a pledge by the mayor…
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