Light Rail

A 29-year-old motorist driving with a suspended license has been charged with reckless driving and disregarding a railroad signal when he attempted to beat a New Jersey Transit  commuter train…
After nearly three months and 57 entries later, Railway Age editors, along with judges Nick Little, Managing Director of Michigan State University’s Railway Management Program and Ronald L. Batory, President…
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff has named Joseph G. Pulicare, P.E., President of its U.S. Transportation and Infrastructure Sector. Pulicare succeeds Cliff Eby, who is retiring after a distinguished career in…
The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County Texas (METRO) has partnered with INIT for a state-of-the-art bidding, time-keeping and dispatching software solution (MOBILE-PERDIS), INIT announced on Jan. 5, 2016. The…
During much of fourth-quarter 2015, investor interest in Wabtec (Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corp.) has increased due to concerns about the North American railcar cycle, Wabtec’s pending acquisition of Faiveley…
New Jersey Transit has appointed Dennis J. Martin as Interim Executive Director effective Dec. 28, 2015, replacing Veronique “Ronnie” Hakim, who left NJT to become President of MTA New York…
The PRESTO rollout on the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) continues as dozens of new electronic fare card readers are being brought online aboard legacy streetcars, announced Metrolinx, which developed the…
Off-wire light rail? Time was, not so long ago, that when I heard that phrase I immediately envisioned a light rail car that had accidentally got its trolley pole or…
New Jersey-based Stadler U.S. Inc., a subsidiary of Bussnang, Switzerland-based Stadler Rail Group, will open a temporary manufacturing and assembly facility in Utah as part of the first phase of…
SYSTRA on Dec. 9, 2015 announced the launch of its new website, www.systraconsulting.com, to help promote the company’s identity, culture, and expertise. Key features of the new site include a…
San Diego’s landmark light rail system, with its distinctive bright red LRVs, continues to expand in ridership and reach.
A new national survey conducted by ORC International for the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) has revealed that more than 7 in 10 Americans support increased federal funding for the…
The Seattle-Tacoma region’s Sound Transit has selected the route, stations and expanded operation and maintenance facility for its Tacoma Link Expansion light rail extension project, and named former FTA Administrator…
Cubic Transportation Systems (CTS), a business unit of Cubic Corporation announced Nov. 19, 2015 that it has signed a three-year contract extension with TransLink commencing in September 2016, to continue…
New Jersey Transit Executive Director Veronique “Ronnie” Hakim will be returning to the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority after only 18 months leading NJT. She will become President of MTA…
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, a global engineering and professional services organization, has appointed Michael Unger as area manager for Colorado and Wyoming, the company announced Nov. 16, 2015.
The City of Milwaukee and Brookville Equipment Corp. agreed to terms on November 13, 2015 for supply of four Liberty Modern Streetcars for the city’s 2.1-route-mile starter line in a…
Major track installation on the 2.2-mile Loop Trolley, a fixed route electric trolley currently under construction in St. Louis and University City, Mo., has been completed in the Delmar Loop,…
Toronto and Hamilton transport authority Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario have signed a $C 9.1 billion ($US 7 billion) 30-year alternative financing and procurement (AFP) contract with Crosslinx Transit Solutions to…
It takes tenacity—and lots of capital—to keep one of the nation’s largest rail transit systems rolling.
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