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More LRT for Edmonton this summer
Edmonton, Alberta, will be opening the latest extension to its light rail transit system in late June, when the 3.3-kilometer (2-mile) Northwest Line is extended from Churchill Station, in downtown…
At high or low speed, a safety need
As the U.S. bolsters its passenger rail options, from high speed rail startups to streetcar revivals, those designing the safest land transport mode seek to make it safer still.
Kitchener to Waterloo, by LRT
After an absence of more than 67 years, rail transit is poised to return to Ontario's twin cities.
Tacoma OKs LRT extension plan
Tacoma, Wash.'s City Council has formally endorsed its preferred route for extending the city's existing 1.6-mile Link Light Rail (often defined by some as a streetcar) operated by Sound Transit.
RFQ issued for D.C. DBOM transit system
Washington, D.C.'s District Department of Transportation (DDOT) issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) Monday, Feb, 3, 2014 "to firms interested in submitting Statements of Qualification (SOQs) to design, build, operate,…
HDR tapped for Grand Rapids streetcar plan
HDR, Inc. has been hired to revive a streetcar plan for Grand Rapids, Mich., using a six-year-old study as a baseline for the new effort.
Poll perpetuates Scarborough Line fracas
Public opinion over the future of Toronto Transit Commission's Scarborough Line apparently continues to vacillate, with a new poll suggesting light rail transit (LRT) once again is favored over a…
Kings' "assist" for (West) Sacramento streetcar?
The National Basketball Association Sacramento Kings have pledged to provide $500,000 to aid streetcar development in California's state capital as part of a traffic mitigation plan being developed by California's…
Tacoma LRT extension options weighed
Tacoma, Wash.'s City Council has informally endorsed a specific route for extending the city's 1.6-mile Link Light Rail (often defined by some as a streetcar) operated by Sound Transit.
San Antonio streetcar plan survives threat
Texas's attorney general will not appeal a judgment affirming the right of San Antonio's VIA Metropolitan Tarnsit to sell bonds for several projects, including two downtown transit depots to serve…
Gainesville, Fla., weighs streetcar line
Consultants are working with a Streetcar Project Advisory Committee in Gainesville, Fla., to prepare a proposal for a line linking the city's downtown with the University of Florida.
Charlotte funds streetcar engineering work
Hoping to leverage a local funding commitment to obtain federal funds, Charlotte, N.C. has approved $12 million for engineering work on a 2.5-mile streetcar extension, expected to cost $126 million.
Baton Rouge crafts streetcar plan
Louisiana's state capital, Baton Rouge, is considering a plan for streetcar operations as part of a city and parish (county) plan, FuturEBR.
DART eyes early access to DFW Airport
Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) said it anticipates opening its 4.7-mile Orange Line light rail transit extension to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport ahead of schedule.
LA Expo Line ridership beating projections
The first phase of Los Angeles' Expo Line, which opened in April 2012, has matched ridership projections of 27,000 daily riders forecast for 2020.
June debut for St. Paul Metro Green Line
St. Paul, Minn., will join the ranks of U.S. cities served by light rail transit on June 14, 2014, when the Metro Green Line – formerly called the Central Corridor…
LACMTA Crenshaw Line construction begins
Los Angeles continues to add to its growing light rail transit network, marked by the beginning of construction of its new 8.5-mile Crenshaw Line, which began Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014.
First United Streetcar vehicle arrives in D.C.
Washington, D.C.'s District Department of Transportation (DDOT) readied its official welcome of the first of three units being delivered by Clackamas, Ore.-based United Streetcar, LLC on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014.
DOT shuffles Rogoff, McMillan to fill vacancy
Federal Transit Administrator Peter Rogoff has been appointed Under Secretary for Policy at the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Appropriations bill: For rail, some gains, some losses
Congress finalized the Fiscal Year 2014 appropriations late Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, and President Obama was expected to sign the bill Saturday, Jan. 18. Rail programs—with a few notable exceptions—have…
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