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Detroit M1 Rail backers outline plans
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…
Bethesda, Md., mulls Purple Line terminus plans
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…
Miami-Dade MPO revives LRT proposal
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.
Detroit finally falls, still lacking rail transit
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.
Charlotte marks Lynx LRT extension start
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…
Arlington, Fairfax counties update streetcar pact
Arlington County, Va., board members voted 4-1 Tuesday, July 16, 2013, to support an updated agreement with neighboring Fairfax County to advance the Columbia Pike Streetcar project.
Cincinnati finalizes streetcar contract
Struggling for years against a hostile sentiment from the state government and some surrounding county organizations, Cincinnati city officials are shrugging off resistance to a proposed initial streetcar line, signing…
Joint venture chosen for KC streetcar contract
Kansas City, Mo., has selected Herzog Contracting Corp., in conjunction with Stacy and Witbeck, Inc. as finalists for a $102 million contract to build the city's initial 2.2-mile streetcar line.
SYSTRA names FTA vet to planning, environmental post
Anthony Lee, AICP, has joined SYSTRA as Planning and Environmental Manager. Lee is a professional certified planner with more than 20 years of experience as a client manager, environmental planning…
Dueling rail proposals for LA/Ontario Airport
The San Bernardino Associated Governments has awarded a $600,000 contract to HDR Engineering to evaluate rail service to Los Angeles Ontario International Airport, located east of LA in Ontario, Calif.
Bombardier OK'd for Waterloo region LRT gear
The Waterloo (Ontario) Regional Council Wednesday, July 10, 2013, formally approved an agreement in coordination with Greater Toronto Area's Metrolinx to purchase 14 light rail transit vehicles from Bombardier Transportation…
San Diego trolley link to airport property eyed
San Diego’s “trolley,” the first modern U.S. light rail system that debuted in 1981, is now primed to reach the property line of San Diego International Airport, also known as…
Fort Lauderdale OKs The Wave streetcar tax
Fort Lauderdale, Fla., city commissioners unanimously approved a plan Tuesday evening, July 9, 2013, for a special tax assessment zone downtown to fund its proposed streetcar line, known as The…
Maryland governor commits Purple Line funds
Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley on Monday, July 8, 2013, formally announced a state transportation package of $650 million for Prince George's County, located northeast of Washington, D.C., and including $280…
Bombardier touts Supplier Sustainability Awards
Bombardier Transportation said Tueday, July 9, 2013 it has presented this year's Supplier Sustainability Awards to suppliers Infineon Technologies AG and Willowglen Systems Inc.
Bistate bridge plan (with LRT) dies
The economic future of Vancouver, Wash., is now in some doubt following the Washington State legislature's failure to approve state funds for the proposed $3.4 billion Columbia River Crossing (CRC),…
Transit vehicle design: Comfortable, profitable
Until recently, the goal of most public transit advocates, pushing suppliers and agencies alike, was to simply get vehicles, preferably (but not even always) with adequate seating capacity. Sure, some…
Alstom-led group selected for Ecuadorian streetcar
CITA Cuenca, a consortium led by Alstom Transport, has been awarded a contract from Cuenca, Ecuador, for a streetcar system. The contract includes 14 Alstom Citadis trams, along with electrification,…
Team selected for Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) has awarded the design-build contract for the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor Project to Walsh/Shea Corridor Constructors, with HNTB Corp. as lead designer. The…
LACMTA turns to Protran for pedestrian/trespasser warning systems
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority has engaged Protran Technology for pedestrian and trespassing detection/warning systems on its surface-running light rail network.
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