Light Rail

Two new light rail lines in Houston's expanding LRT system will open in late December, and not during the fall as originally expected, Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (Metro)…
A plan to implement streetcar service in Miami, originally proposed nine years ago, has been revived as a possible public-private partnership (PPP) initiative.
Edson L. Tennyson, one of the most respected rail advocates across several decades spanning U.S. passenger rail's decline and recovery, died at his home Monday, July 14, 2014, succumbing to…
SEPTA has announced an intense, concentrated "Trolley Tunnel Blitz" beginning Aug. 1, 2014 and continuing through early Aug. 18, in an "around-the-clock" endeavor to upgrade and improve infrastructure. Service will…
San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) said Tuesday, July 15, 2014 that "Transport Workers Union Local 250-A, which represents Municipal Railway (MUNI) transit operators, voted to ratify a new three-year…
Roughly 900 workers at Bombardier Transportation's Thunder Bay, Ontario, rail production plant walked off the job on Monday, July 14, 2014, following a breakdown in contract talks with management.
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) is set to award Siemens Mobility a contract for 261 S200 light rail transit (LRT) vehicles to replace the city's aging LRT fleet,…
In St. Louis, the Loop Trolley Transportation Development District (TDD) will host a public open house on July 24, 2014 to seek community input as it updates plands for the…
Virginia has committed to funding up to half the cost of the contentious Columbia Pike streetcar project, designed to traverse the namesake avenue in Arlington and Fairfax counties, suburbs of…
New Jersey Transit has implemented a $2.019 billion operating budget and a $1.203 billion capital program for the fiscal year that started July 1, 2014.
Somewhat under the radar amidst other rail transit developments in Minnesota's Twin Cities, a proposal for a streetcar line in St. Paul received a unanimous 6-to-0 endorsement by the City…
New Jersey Transit's Board of Directors on Wednesday, July 9, 2014, approved a $54 million contract to add center sections to NJT's existing light rail transit fleets serving two LRT…
Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) said Wednesday, July 9, 2014 that it and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport "are making final preparations on the last segment of the Orange Line, which…
The latest challenge to a proposed streetcar system for San Antonio comes with the filing of a petition which, if passing muster, will mandate a vote on the project this…
Minneapolis and the Metropolitan Council jointly announced Tuesday, July 8, 2014, a "tentative agreement" to proceed with the planned development of the Southwest Light Rail Project, linking downtown Minneapolis and…
Dramatically debunking the onus of "car-culture" status, Los Angeles is on the move to move more of its area residents with numerous rail options.
When a community decides that a new rail transit system is essential to meet its mobility needs, it's not enough to design a good project. You've got to find a…
Pro-rail forces backing light rail transit in Pinellas County, Fla., are actively generating publicity and reaching out to voters prior to an election this November seeking approval for the first…
Groundbreaking for the $43 million Loop Trolley project is expected to begin later this summer, according to Joe Edwards, a businessman in St. Louis' Delmar Loop district and chairman of…
The Seattle City Council has delayed deciding whether to link two streetcar lines – one operating, one set to open later this year – into one larger unit as it…
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