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Houston North Rail Line to open Dec. 21
Houston's North Rail Line will open for service on Dec. 21, 2013, according to Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County officials addressing a luncheon held by the Greater Houston Partnership…
L.B. Foster announces appointments in global sales and product management
As a part of ongoing efforts by L.B. Foster “to create a more customer centered organization” in its global Rail Business, the company has added sales staff and product management…
Kenosha Library Board backs streetcar
The Kenosha Public Library Board of Trustees on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2013, endorsed a north-south route expansion of the Wisconsin city's heritage streetcar network, despite some misgivings of its potential…
Tucson receives second streetcar for testing
Tucson, Ariz., received its second streetcar early Wednesday morning, Oct. 16, 2013, from Clackamas, Ore.-based United Streetcar LLC.
Maryland Purple Line vote delayed
The Maryland Board of Public Works will not vote Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, to approve a public-private partnership deal for the state's proposed Purple Line light rail transit project.
M1 Rail contract target: Dec. 1
Detroit's M1 Rail public-private partnership says it expects to award a contract by Dec. 1, 2013 for six streetcars on its initial 3.2-mile route. Bids for the contract are due…
New GM for Santa Clara VTA
The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority Board of Directors has appointed Nuria I. Fernandez general manager, following what it says was a nationwide search and 10-month recruitment process. She will…
Metrolinx: Other Toronto LRT projects still go
Metrolinx on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, affirmed its intent to advance two light rail transit extension projects in Toronto, notwithstanding the decision earlier this week to advance subway construction for…
Bay Area buildup
Big cities can tout big projects. San Francisco keeps expanding its rail reach and effectiveness in big-city fashion out of proportion to its actual size.
Scarborough Line now voted a subway line
Toronto's City Council Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, voted 24-to-20 to endorse revamping the Scarborough Line as an extension of the city's subway system, giving Toronto Mayor Rob Ford a political…
Kenosha delays streetcar decision
Kenosha, Wis.'s City Council voted to delay a decision to expand its existing streetcar operations, with different council members offering differing reasons on Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, for a two-week…
CAF USA wins KC streetcar contract
Kansas City has awarded CAF USA, Inc. a $22 million contract for five streetcars to cover service on its initial 2.2-mile streetcar line downtown.
Metrolinx: We’ll aid (any) Scarborough Line
Greater Toronto Area transportation agency Metrolinx says it will provide C$1.48 billion (US$1.43 billion) for any rail approach to revamping the Scarborough Line, allowing other parties to decide which rail…
Bombardier lands LRT manufacturing honors
Bombardier Transportation said Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, that it won the Manufacturer of the Year Award at the 2013 Light Rail Awards held in London.
The "public" in rail public transportation
Do the U.S. rail transit industry, Amtrak, and advocates of rail public transportation have a stake in the current Washington crisis over the federal budget and government shutdown? A stake…
PB gets Detroit streetcar contract
Detroit has awarded a contract to Parsons Brinckerhoff for design, review, and construction quality assurance services for the 3.2-mile M1 Rail Project along Woodward Avenue.
Coast Guard OKs new bridge plan; LRT still in
The U.S. Coast Guard has approved a new bridge carrying Interstate 5 over the Columbia River, linking Oregon and Washington states, and potentially including Portland TriMet light rail transit service…
Simonetta inducted into APTA Hall of Fame
The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) has inducted Richard J. Simonetta into its Hall of Fame. Simonetta was selected to receive this honor “based on his commitment to and support…
Portland mayor foresees more streetcars
Portland, Ore., Mayor Charlie Hales is stressing to local media that the city's U.S. leading-edge role in streetcar placement should continue, with additional routes to be added.
Purple Line pact removes LRT obstacle
Maryland Transit Administration and Montgomery County have reached a legal agreement with the Columbia Country Club on adjusting the proposed Purple Line light rail transit route, with both sides quietly…
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