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Houston Metro delays LRT launches
Continuing and mounting delays have forced Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (Metro) from adding two new light rail transit lines to Houston's growing system.
M1 rails begin appearing in Detroit
Welded rail is scheduled to begin apparing on Detroit's Woodward Avenue as rail infrastructure begins appearing for the city's M1 (or M-1) streetcar project.
InnoTrans 2014 touts "major success"
As InnoTrans 2014 drew to a close on Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, show sponsors claimed the event was "the best InnoTrans to date" and hailed the Berlin-based event as a…
Met Council awards LRT engineering contract
In Minnesota, Metropolitan Council has awarded Cary, N.C.-based Kimley-Horn and Associates Inc. an engineering contract to advance the 13-mile Bottineau Light Rail Transit line (Blue Line extension).
H Street streetcar targets November startup
Washington, D.C.'s H Street/Benning Road streetcar line, beset by delays, now is expected to begin revenue service in November, according to the District Department of Transportation (DDOT).
HDR lands Columbia Pike streetcar contract
Arlington County, Va., has selected HDR Inc. for preliminary design and engineering work for its 7.4-mile Columbia Pike Streetcar Line, serving both Arlington and Fairfax counties.
San Francisco taps Brookville for PCC rebuilds
Brookville Equipment Corp. said Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014 it and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) have agreed to terms "for the rebuild of 16 Presidents' Conference Committee (PCC)…
Kenosha OKs new streetcar route
In a 10-to-5 vote, the Kenosha, Wis., City Council approved an expansion of the city's streetcar operations, in essence adding a north-south line layered over its existing east-west route.
Siemens lands San Francisco LRV contract
San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) has awarded Siemens a $648 million contract for 175 S200-SF light rail vehicles for its Muni transit system. With an option for an additional…
Kenosha nears OK for new streetcar route
Though distracted and delayed by months of negotiation, objection, and caution, the Kenosha, Wis., City Council reportedly is close to approving a preferred route to extend the city's existing heritage…
Fed Sandy funds to aid NJT recovery plans
New Jersey Transit will receive $1.27 billion from the Federal Transit Administration for five projects designed to help NJT recover from damage caused by Superstorm Sandy in 2012, in part…
OLI names 11 for safety campaign grants
Operation Lifesaver, Inc. (OLI) on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2014 announced the names of 11 transit agencies sharing $162,500 in grant funding for public awareness and safety education projects across the…
Seattle First Hill streetcar launch inches closer
Beset by delays throughout 2014, the launch of revenue service on Seattle's First Hill streetcar line is now tentatively set for this November.
More companies back Detroit M1 streetcar
Add Ford Motor Co. and DTE Energy to the list of Detroit-area companies committing funding and other support to the nascent Detroit M1 (or M-1) streetcar project, now under construction.
Bombardier, striking workers near a deal
Workers at Bombardier Transportation's Thunder Bay, Ontario facility are expected to vote Friday morning, Sept. 12, 2014, on an agreement that would end an eight-week strike, crippling the company's delivery…
Integrate Greater Toronto transit, group urges
The Greater Toronto Area must merge its public transit properties into a cohesive, unified whole, the CEO of the Toronto Region Board of Trade has declared.
Tacoma Link plan adds stop, may move another
Tacoma, Wash.'s City Council, in its latest move to advance plans to extend the Tacoma Link streetcar line an additional 2.4 miles, approved an additional station site and the study…
Omaha OKs Phase 2 plan for streetcar, BRT
Phase 2 of a streetcar proposal, paired with a second plan for Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), garnered the approval of Omaha, Neb.'s City Council Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.
TIGER grant aids Baton Rouge streetcar plan
Louisiana's state capital, Baton Rouge, may join the state's largest city as a streetcar site thanks to a $1.8 million Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant, publicly announced Tuesday,…
Detroit M1 streetcar gets TIGER funding boost
Detroit's M1 (or M-1) streetcar project, now under construction and backed by a public-private partnership, will get a $12.2 million funding assist from federal Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER)…
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