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APTA: Rail powers 3Q transit ridership gains
More than 2.7 billion trips were taken on U.S. public transportation in the third quarter of 2014, up 1.8% from the comparable quarter in 2013, according American Public Transportation Association…
Oklahoma City eyes Inekon, Brookville options
Prague, Czech Republic-based Inkeon Group a.s., appears to be the frontrunner among four streetcar suppliers bidding for Oklahoma City's MAPS 3 project, with Brookville Equipment Corp. still a factor as…
Sacramento businesses mull tax for streetcar
Sacramento, Calif., downtown businesses next month will vote on creating a tax district designed to generate $30 million for a proposed streetcar project, initiated by neighboring West Sacramento in 2008…
AECOM team gets Southwest LRT work
Minnesota's Metropolitan Council, overseeing public transit expansion in Minneapolis, St. Paul, and nearby suburbs, has awarded $117 million contract to Los Angeles-based AECOM to complete the remaining engineering of the…
Fed spending bill aids Maryland rail projects
Maryland state officials, state media outlets, and rail advocates are voicing cautious enthusiasm over funds identified in the fiscal year 2015 federal spending bill, still to be passed, for both…
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Milwaukee adds to streetcar proposal
A Milwaukee Common Council committee voted on Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014, to advance Mayor Tom Barrett's plan for two tax incremental financing districts (TIF) to pay for the city's proposed…
St. Charles Line gets national landmark status
New Orleans’ St. Charles streetcar line has been designated a National Historic Landmark.
LACMTA selects ARINC AIM
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) has awarded Rockwell Collins a contract to develop the supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system for LACMTA's Foothill Gold Line Extension and…
Four bidders vie for Oklahoma City streetcar
Four companies are vying for a contract with Oklahoma City to advance the city's MAPS 3 streetcar proposal by supplying five streetcars for the initial 4.6-mile, 22-station project.
Keolis names Hinchcliffe to LRT post
Keolis North America, a provider of contract passenger transportation services throughout the U.S. and Canada, has named Robert Hinchcliffe Director of Light Rail Transit.
Duke Energy wins Cincy streetcar cost spat
Cincinnati has been assigned the fiscal streetcar burden foisted on other cities, in its case by a judge declaring Duke Energy is not responsible for the cost of moving utilities…
Fed funds back MBTA Green Line extension
The Federal Transit Administration has pledged about $996 million in "New Starts" funding to support extension of Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's (MBTA) Green Line from Cambridge to Somerville and Medford.
Kinkisharyo, LACMTA OK production pact
Following a lengthy impasse, Kinkisharyo International LLC and labor and community groups have reached an agreement whereby Kinkisharyo will manufacture 175 light rail vehicles within L.A. County for the Los…
BART opens link to Oakland Int'l Airport
BART on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, opened its $484 million rail extension to Oakland International Airport, with BART officials noting it's the second such rail-to-air BART link, joining that provided…
Sound Transit seeks new revenue sources
Seattle's Sound Transit governing board on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 voted to seek new revenue sources for continued expansion of its rail, light rail, and bus system serving three urban…
Last rails laid for Portland-Milwaukie LRT
Portland, Ore.-based TriMet said Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014 construction workers had welded the final rails of the Portland-to-Milwaukie light rail line, set to open in September 2015.
Arlington County scuttles streetcar plans
Arlington County officials said Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014 that the county is canceling its plans for two streetcar projects, bowing to continual opposition and heightened by a recent local election.
Milwaukee sues commission over streetcar
The City of Milwaukee on Monday, Nov. 17, 2014 filed suit against the Wisconsin Public Service Commission (PSC), challenging PSC's decision last month to make the city pay for any…
Surrey, B.C., mayor-elect wants LRT by 2018
Ontario metropolitan areas have dominated Canadian light rail transit (LRT) development in recent years, but the mayor-elect of Surrey, British Columbia's second-largest city, wants to join the LRT party.
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