Light Rail

Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) has selected Blue Alliance Partners (BAP) as lead designer for the $101 million South Oak Cliff Extension 3 project, an extension of DART’s Blue Line…
Houston's North Rail Line will open for service on Dec. 21, 2013, according to Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County officials addressing a luncheon held by the Greater Houston Partnership…
As a part of ongoing efforts by L.B. Foster “to create a more customer centered organization” in its global Rail Business, the company has added sales staff and product management…
The Kenosha Public Library Board of Trustees on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2013, endorsed a north-south route expansion of the Wisconsin city's heritage streetcar network, despite some misgivings of its potential…
Tucson, Ariz., received its second streetcar early Wednesday morning, Oct. 16, 2013, from Clackamas, Ore.-based United Streetcar LLC.
The Maryland Board of Public Works will not vote Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, to approve a public-private partnership deal for the state's proposed Purple Line light rail transit project.
Detroit's M1 Rail public-private partnership says it expects to award a contract by Dec. 1, 2013 for six streetcars on its initial 3.2-mile route. Bids for the contract are due…
The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority Board of Directors has appointed Nuria I. Fernandez general manager, following what it says was a nationwide search and 10-month recruitment process. She will…
Metrolinx on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, affirmed its intent to advance two light rail transit extension projects in Toronto, notwithstanding the decision earlier this week to advance subway construction for…
Big cities can tout big projects. San Francisco keeps expanding its rail reach and effectiveness in big-city fashion out of proportion to its actual size.
Toronto's City Council Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, voted 24-to-20 to endorse revamping the Scarborough Line as an extension of the city's subway system, giving Toronto Mayor Rob Ford a political…
Kenosha, Wis.'s City Council voted to delay a decision to expand its existing streetcar operations, with different council members offering differing reasons on Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, for a two-week…
Kansas City has awarded CAF USA, Inc. a $22 million contract for five streetcars to cover service on its initial 2.2-mile streetcar line downtown.
Greater Toronto Area transportation agency Metrolinx says it will provide C$1.48 billion (US$1.43 billion) for any rail approach to revamping the Scarborough Line, allowing other parties to decide which rail…
Bombardier Transportation said Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, that it won the Manufacturer of the Year Award at the 2013 Light Rail Awards held in London.
Do the U.S. rail transit industry, Amtrak, and advocates of rail public transportation have a stake in the current Washington crisis over the federal budget and government shutdown? A stake…
Detroit has awarded a contract to Parsons Brinckerhoff for design, review, and construction quality assurance services for the 3.2-mile M1 Rail Project along Woodward Avenue.
The U.S. Coast Guard has approved a new bridge carrying Interstate 5 over the Columbia River, linking Oregon and Washington states, and potentially including Portland TriMet light rail transit service…
The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) has inducted Richard J. Simonetta into its Hall of Fame. Simonetta was selected to receive this honor “based on his commitment to and support…
Portland, Ore., Mayor Charlie Hales is stressing to local media that the city's U.S. leading-edge role in streetcar placement should continue, with additional routes to be added.
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