Light Rail

A projected $12 million funding gap will not deter continued planning for Detroit's M1 (or M-1) streetcar line, project supporters have vowed.
Transit car manufacturer Kinkisharyo-USA will construct a new, permanent manufacturing facility in Palmdale, Calif. The $60 million dollar project to build the 460,000-square-foot plant is expected to create hundreds of…
St. Paul's Central Corridor light rail line, making its service debut Saturday, June 14, 2014, will feature Siemens S70 light rail vehicles tailored to address the city's specific needs, a…
Chesapeake, Va., is poised to submit a formal request for aid from Hampton Roads Transit to extend The Tide light rail transit to the municipality.
A political action committee opposed to continued streetcar development in Kansas City, Mo., SmartKC, has received $20,000 from Missourians for Responsible Government to continue their fight.
A new research report from the Mineta National Transit Research Consortium, “Transit Access and the Agglomeration of New Firms: A Case Study of Portland and Dallas,” examines why new businesses…
Railway Age's annual compilation spotlights the ever-growing number of cities or regions adding or expanding passenger rail services and equipment.
Responding to rider complaints over safety and to future service expectations, Sacramento Regional Transit District (RTD) is adjusting its security measures on board light rail transit operations.
Marlton, N.J.-based Hill International said Monday, June 2, 2014 it has received an amendment from Los Angeles' Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority for program management services on Phases…
Despite continued sniping from anti-rail partisans, Arlington and Fairfax counties in Virginia have awarded a contract to Parsons Transportation Group to manage the municipality's proposed Columbia Pike streetcar program.
Edmonton's proposed Valley Line Stage 1 Light Rail Transit expansion project has been assured of C$150 million (US$138 million) by Edmonton's Parlimentary representative Rona Ambrose.
Pro-rail advocates and officials gathered Thursday, May 22, 2014 for a groundbreaking ceremony for Kansas City's 2.2-mile streetcar, with a target completion of construction sometime next year.
The Metro Transit Interchange/Target Field Station multi-modal transportation hub in Minneapolis, which opened May 17, 2014, links light rail transit, regional rail, and bus service and contains a civic space…
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has approved the purchase of 24 light rail vehicles from Besain, Spain-based Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles (CAF) for Boston's Green Line, the light…
St. Paul, Minn.'s yet-to-open Green Line (Central Corridor LRT project) is being credited with "at least $2.5 billion worth of new construction and redevelopment projects" by the Metropolitan Council, overseeing public…
Choosing an option preferred by some other U.S. cities redeploying streetcars within their borders, Atlanta on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 said it would share direct operational responsibility of its new…
Pittsburgh's Port Authority of Allegheny County is pursuing installation of real-time technology to better aid customers of its bus and light rail transit system, a Port Authority spokesman says.
Region of Waterloo officials in Ontario, moving beyond a current plan to divide public transportation development into light rail transit (LRT) and Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), have begun moving ahead…
The Federal Transit Administration is expressing support for streetcar implementation linking West Sacramento, Calif., with Sacremento, according to West Sacramento Mayor Chris Cabaldon.
St. Augustine, Fla., is considering a narrow-gauge heritage streetcar operation, roughly paralleling U.S. Route 1 and linking several traffic generating sites within the municipality.
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