Light Rail

In a 10-to-5 vote, the Kenosha, Wis., City Council approved an expansion of the city's streetcar operations, in essence adding a north-south line layered over its existing east-west route.
San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) has awarded Siemens a $648 million contract for 175 S200-SF light rail vehicles for its Muni transit system. With an option for an additional…
Though distracted and delayed by months of negotiation, objection, and caution, the Kenosha, Wis., City Council reportedly is close to approving a preferred route to extend the city's existing heritage…
New Jersey Transit will receive $1.27 billion from the Federal Transit Administration for five projects designed to help NJT recover from damage caused by Superstorm Sandy in 2012, in part…
Operation Lifesaver, Inc. (OLI) on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2014 announced the names of 11 transit agencies sharing $162,500 in grant funding for public awareness and safety education projects across the…
Beset by delays throughout 2014, the launch of revenue service on Seattle's First Hill streetcar line is now tentatively set for this November.
Add Ford Motor Co. and DTE Energy to the list of Detroit-area companies committing funding and other support to the nascent Detroit M1 (or M-1) streetcar project, now under construction.
Workers at Bombardier Transportation's Thunder Bay, Ontario facility are expected to vote Friday morning, Sept. 12, 2014, on an agreement that would end an eight-week strike, crippling the company's delivery…
The Greater Toronto Area must merge its public transit properties into a cohesive, unified whole, the CEO of the Toronto Region Board of Trade has declared.
Tacoma, Wash.'s City Council, in its latest move to advance plans to extend the Tacoma Link streetcar line an additional 2.4 miles, approved an additional station site and the study…
Phase 2 of a streetcar proposal, paired with a second plan for Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), garnered the approval of Omaha, Neb.'s City Council Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.
Louisiana's state capital, Baton Rouge, may join the state's largest city as a streetcar site thanks to a $1.8 million Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant, publicly announced Tuesday,…
Detroit's M1 (or M-1) streetcar project, now under construction and backed by a public-private partnership, will get a $12.2 million funding assist from federal Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER)…
Charlotte, N.C.'s City Council, in a 7-to-4 vote Monday, Sept. 8, 2014, approved an effort to obtain $75 million in federal matching funds for extending the city's initial 1.5-mile streetcar…
City leaders in Brampton, Ontario, voted on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2014, to banish any portion of the Hurontario-Main Light Rail Transit Project from the city's Main Street, despite the preference…
Alstom on Sept. 3, 2014 said Jerome Wallut has been appointed President of Alstom Transportation Inc. and Senior Vice-President of Alstom's North American rail transportation business.
Despite publicly stated misgivings, the Minneapolis City Council has voted to approve a compromise package advancing the Twin Cities Southwest Light Rail Transit line, linking Minneapolis with Eden Prairie, Minn.
Salt Lake City officials say they'll seek federal funding, adding it to their own, to expand the city's initial Sugar House streetcar line south of downtown.
Two Chevy Chase, Md., residents and the Friends of the Capital Crescent Trail, a citizen's group, have filed a federal lawsuit seeking to stop the proposed Purple Line light rail…
After nearly 50 years in public transportation, including 15 years as General Manager and Chief Executive Officer of the San Mateo County Transit District, Michael J. Scanlon on August 28,…
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