Light Rail

Kevin R. Collins, PE, has joined HNTB Corp. as Project Director and Vice President. Collins brings two decades of transportation industry experience, focusing on delivery of passenger rail projects, including…
DART's first light rail transit consist operated over five new miles of the Orange Line Wednesday, April 16, 2014, testing the extension for future service to and from Dallas/Fort Worth…
Atlanta's initial modern streetcar line will open this year, though perhaps not until late December, according to Mayor Kasim Reed.
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) analysts are recommending two contractors be selected to construct the Downtown Regional Connector, improving connections among LA's subway and light rail lines.
VIA Metropolitan Transit officials in San Antonio, Tex., on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, welcomed a judicial ruling that any appeal of a decision to use bonds to build a new…
Six of eight streetcars ordered by Tucson, Ariz., for its Sun Link service have arrived in the city as Tucson prepares to launch passenger service, tentatively on July 25, 2014.
Light rail transit operations operating across national borders is an established procedure in Europe, even as U.S. LRT operations across state boundaries remain rare. But San Diego, Calif., and neighboring…
Valley Metro will install a solar plant at its light rail transit operations and maintenance facility in Phoenix, Ariz, awarding a $2.8 million contract to Natural Power and Energy LLC.
Thirty years in existence, 18 of those with light rail transit, Dallas Area Rapid Transit has established itself as a stellar U.S. rail transit operator.
Though friction continues from various quarters, a compromise plan for Southwest Light Rail Transit, linking Minneapolis with Eden Prairie, Minn., is gaining support from several parties—but not all.
Rhode Island's capital city continues to seek federal assistance for a proposed streetcar line despite previous funding setbacks and grant rejections.
Efforts led by Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley last December to scuttle the city's initial streetcar line generated much discussion on the cost of delay, let alone abandonment. The delay's cost,…
Parsons Corp. has acquired Markham, Ontario-based Delcan Corp., an international multidisciplinary engineering, planning, management, and technology firm that provides a broad range of integrated systems and infrastructure solutions to the…
San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency has approved a plan that will increase MUNI service by 12%, adjust numerous bus routes, and create a new E- Embarcadero streetcar line.
A conceptual plan for streetcar extensions totaling almost eight miles was given the go-ahead Thursday, March 27, 2014, by the Kansas City city council, with a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT)…
Michigan Economic Development Corporation's Michigan Strategic Fund has approved a 10-year loan, with a 2% interest rate, to assist development of Detroit's streetcar plan, currently still dubbed M1 (or M-1).
Several members of California's Orange County Transportation Authority, an entity strikingly reluctant to warm up to rail transit in past decades, continue to balk at supporting a streetcar line proposed…
Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) officials have suggested for months that a light rail transit link to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, a high priority, might open ahead of schedule. DART…
Charlotte, N.C., has paced the Tar Heel State when it comes to both light rail transit and streetcar development, extending its first (Blue) LRT line while the latter streetcar (Gold)…
Driven by orders for light rail transit (LRT) and streetcar vehicles, CAF USA has announced plans to expand its manufacturing capabilities in Elmira Heights, N.Y.
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