Light Rail

ABB’s Discrete Automation and Motion Division, its power and automation technology group, has won a contract from Brookville Equipment Corp. to supply complete traction power systems for installation on Brookville’s…
Caltrans has awarded Riverside, Calif., a $237,500 grant for a feasibility study to restore streetcars to the southern California city.
Utah Transit Authority says it will begin light rail service on the new Draper TRAX extension Aug. 18, adding 3.8 miles to metropolitan Salt Lake City's LRT network.
The Missouri Court of Appeals on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013, upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit aimed at cutting off local funding of up to $30 million for the proposed…
The California State Supreme Court, in an opinion issued Monday, Aug. 5, 2013, dismissed objections from "Neighbors for Smart Rail" objecting to Phase 2 construction of the Los Angeles Metro…
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) has selected Atkins to serve as a general engineering consultant (GEC) in support of Metro's rail network operations, maintenance, and expansion plans,…
Construction of Kansas City, Mo.'s initial 2.2-mile streetcar line could begin this October, pending approval by the City Council, the Kansas City Streetcar Authority said Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013.
Bombardier Inc. reported Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, that adjusted net income for the company's second quarter was US$158 million, or nine U.S. cents per share, in line with Wall Street…
Alameda, Calif.-based construction company Stacy and Witbeck Inc. on Tuesday, July 30, 2013, was awarded a contract to oversee implementation of Detroit's M1 Rail streetcar line, winning out over four…
San Antonio residents mulling a streetcar plan for Texas' third-largest metropolitan area have a new route option to ponder, courtesy of a local architect providing input at a local meeting…
Interfleet Technology Inc. North America President Larry Kelterborn will be stepping down from his current position effective Aug. 1 2013, assuming a consultant role. Parent company SNC-Lavalin Transportation Senior Vice…
Construction crews laid down the final link of rail Thursday, July 25, 2013, for the streetcar line in Tucson, Ariz.
TriMet on Thursday, July 25, 2013 promoted the hypothetical "halfway point" of construction on its Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Transit Project, linking the namesake cities in Oregon.
Wyandotte, Mich.-based BASF Corp. announced Wednesday, July 24, 2013 it had launched a new website targeting public transportation use and BASF's product offerings serving the sector.
The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) announced Wednesday, July 24, 2013, that that nine public transportation systems and businesses will be recognized for their outstanding sustainability achievements.
Notwithstanding the biggest U.S. urban bankruptcy event to date, officially occurring last week, private-sector backers of Detroit's M1 streetcar project are proceeding with implementation of the Motor City's first modern…
Officials in Bethesda, Md., and the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) are moving with some urgency to resolve site plans for a preferred Purple Line light rail transit terminus in Bethesda…
Plans for a light rail transit line linking Miami and Miami Beach, first floated a decade ago, have been revived by the Miami-Dade Metropolitan Planning Organization.
The slow-motion car crash, 60 years running, has finally reached its point of no return. Detroit has fiscally fallen. And it's still without serious rail transit to help it.
The Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) scheduled a groundbreaking ceremony today, July 18, 2013, to mark the start of extending Lynx light rail transit 9.7 miles to the University of…
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