Light Rail

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority of Harris County is concluding final test runs on a light rail transit line addition for Houston, a northern extension that reaches into the heart of…
Utah Transit Authority's Sugar House streetcar is set to begin carrying passengers on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, with initial free ridership in exchange for a nonperishable food item to be…
Passenger rail supporters looking long-range on a post-Thanksgiving Monday morning aren't ignoring the latest obstacle confronting California high speed rail, nor are they oblivious to the Metro-North accident fatalities of…
Testing of United Streetcar 200 vehicles for the $197 million Tucson, Ariz., Sun Link Tucson Streetcar (also known as the Tucson Modern Streetcar) is under way.
Phoenix's Valley Metro has received the Finding of No Significant Impact (or FONSI) from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for Valley Metro's 1.9-mile Gilbert Road light rail transit extension.
A newly formed City Council, led by a newly elected, anti-rail mayor, still plans to obstruct or terminate Cincinnati's initial streetcar line, now under construction, upon taking office Dec. 1,…
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has passed a $2.3 billion transportation package that raises the state gas tax and provides funding for rail operations in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and on Amtrak's Keystone…
Construction continues at a fast pace on Washington, D.C.'s first modern streetcar line, even as district officials send conflicting signals on the line's operational launch.
The Minneapolis City Council's Transportation and Public Works Committee Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, approved plans for two streetcar projects in Minnesota's largest city.
Minnesota's state capital is considering a 4.1-mile streetcar line, anticipated to cost $246 million, even as the city readies for the opening next year of its first light rail transit…
Phase two of Los Angeles' Expo Light Rail Line, under construction between Culver City, Calif., and Santa Monica, is now more than 50% completed, according to the Exposition Metro Line…
Residents of North Carolina's Research Triangle, which includes the state capital Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill, are being offered "virtual" tours of a proposed light rail transit system courtesy of…
Foiled in earlier attempts to land federal TIGER funds to expand its initial streetcar line, Charlotte, N.C., officials say they will continue to seek federal assistance, most likely through the…
Washington, D.C.'s District Department of Transportation (DDOT) says overhead wire ("head span wire") will be put in place on the 2.2-mile H Street/Benning Road streetcar line, beginning Wednesday, Nov. 13,…
Toronto-based Aecon Group, Inc. said Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, that it and joint venture partner ACS Dragados Canada, Inc., also based in Toronto, have been awarded a C$177 million (US$169…
SYSTRA USA has named Susannah Kerr Adler, AIA, Executive Vice President, Marketing and Business Development.
Virginia Gov.-elect Terry McAuliffe is urging Virginia Beach officials to move ahead with extending The Tide light rail transit from neighboring Norfolk to the municipality, as the Virginia Beach City…
Whittier, Calif.'s City Council says it will engage in a "full court press" to acquire access to light rail transit, suggesting Los Angeles County's Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) has favored…
The European Rail Industry Association (UNIFE) and the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) “to reinforce ties between the European and American rail sectors.”
Maryland transportation officials on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, got the go-ahead to advance a private-public partnership (3P or PPP) approach for the $2.2 billin Purple Line light rail transit project,…
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