Light Rail

A Washington, D.C. high school Thursday was designated a historic landmark, adding one more obstacle to the city's proposed initial streetcar line.
Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area transport agency Metrolinx Thursday signaled its official support for light rail transit beyond the traditional Toronto market, approving plans for a 14.2-mile, C$1.6 billion light…
Sacramento Regional Transit has secured $270 million in federal funds to advance its South Sacramento Corridor Phase 2 Line Light Rail extension. The announcement was made by House Rep. Doris…
Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area transportation agency Metrolinx and the Toronto Transit Commission Wednesday signed an agreement outlining planned construction of four light rail transit lines in Canada's largest city.
Construction of St. Paul, Minn.'s Central Corridor light rail line can continue, a federal judge has ruled, turning aside protests from the St. Paul NAACP and the city's Rondo neighborhood.
After at least 14 years of deciding to pass on implementing light rail transit, the Virginia Beach, Va., City Council has approved a study to explore financial aspects of extending…
Efforts to establish a streetcar in Kansas City, Mo., has drawn interest from two companies, both of which filed expressed interest prior to the city's Nov. 21 deadline.
A judge Monday ruled that Toronto Mayor Rob Ford violated conflict of interest laws and therefore cast the mayor out of office. But Ford's preference for subways instead of light…
An array of new light rail transit (LRT) projects came out ahead of new Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) projects in a research study I presented earlier this month to the…
Kenosha, Wis., is pondering expanding its heritage streetcar line, and has included $10.2 million for the proposal in a two-year capital improvement plan. But concerns about traffic congestion have surfaced,…
A funding plan tapping Texas state dollars in a fiscal swap will free $92 million for San Antonio's proposed streetcar, being advanced by VIA Metropolitan Transit.
California's Supreme Court has denied a motion brought by a local neighborhood group to temporarily block construction of Los Angeles' Expo Line light rail transit.
One half-month after dealing up close and personal with Hurricane Sandy, here's my transport takeaway: Take away rail transit, and quality of life definitely takes another hit.
San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Wednesday celebrated the return to service of a restored Powell Street cable car, Car No. 26, built in 1890.
The Charlotte, N.C. City Council Monday awarded a $26.3 million contract to Atlanta-based Balfour Beatty Rail Inc. and Charlotte-based Blythe Development Co. for the city's first streetcar line of 1.5…
Significant snow blanketed Salt Lake City Sunday amidst the 12th National Light Rail Conference being held by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA)—and Salt Lake City's own TRAX LRT system…
A swap of fiscal contributions may aid a proposed streetcar plan in San Antonio, Tex., overseen by VIA Metropolitan Transit.
Southern California’s North County Transit District, which operates the Oceanside-San Diego Coaster commuter rail service, Oceanside-Escondido Sprinter diesel light rail, and Breeze buses, is honoring members of the U.S. military—active…
Washington, D.C.'s District Department of Transportation (DDOT) Thursday said response to its Request for Qualifications/Request for Proposal (RFQ/RFI) was sufficient for the agency to pursue a 22-mile streetcar network serving…
Voters in Clark County, Wash., on Tuesday rejected a proposed 0.1% sales tax to extend light rail transit across the Columbia River from Oregon—and that rejection could jeopardize a multimodal…
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