Light Rail

Clearwater, Fla., has added its name to the list of those supporting development of a light rail transit (LRT) system for the Tampa Bay area, despite opposition from some self-described…
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood Aug. 22 endorsed the idea of a streetcar for Boise, Idaho, while touring Boise-based MotivePower's locomotive manufacturing facility with local officials.
Washington, D.C.'s District Department of Transportation (DDOT) has ordered a third streetcar from United Streetcar, LLC, a subsidiary of Clackamas, Ore.-based Oregon Iron Works, at a cost of $2.9 million.
Backed by the private sector, streetcar supporters in Detroit continue to advance a plan for a line along Woodward Avenue, hoping to begin construction next year.
Parsons Brinckerhoff Tuesday said Paul Skoutelas, a seven-year PB veteran, has been appointed director of the firm's Transit & Rail Technical Excellence Center (TEC).
Ottawa is seeking a consultant to help evaluate proposals submitted by three consortia for Ottawa Light Rail Transit (OLRT) Project, in part to make sure they meet provincial Canadian Content…
San Diego's Metropolitan Transit System next month will alter its operations pattern for the San Diego Trolley, aiming to eliminate some transfers and improve travel times.
The Pittsburgh-based Port Authority of Allegheny County (PAT) and its biggest union have reached a tentative contract agreement that could avert severe rail and bus transit service cutbacks scheduled for…
Houston's expanding MetroRail light rail transit network has received $188 million in funding from the Federal Transit Administration, as part of a Full Funding Grant Agreement bolstering construction of two…
Bombardier Inc. reported Thursday that its Transportation unit had a strong second quarter, though earnings were off slightly due to the timing of large deliveries.
Fort Worth Transportation Authority ("the T") has been granted $4 million by the Federal Transit Administration to continue advancing TEX Rail, a 37-mile regional passenger rail service linking southwestern portions…
Arizona's Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) Wednesday approved plans for the "Phoenix West" extension of Valley METRO light rail transit.
Just over eight years ago I cooked up a new concept in rail transit that I called Rapid Streetcar. Since then, it's been attracting a lot of interest within the…
Denver's Regional Transportation District on Tuesday unanimously approved a design-build contract with Kiewit Infrastructure Co. to extend RTD's light rail system to Aurora, Colo.
Bombardier Transportation said Tuesday that it and consortium partner Vossloh Kiepe has signed an option to supply 20 additional Flexity Swift light rail vehicles (LRVs) to Transport for Greater Manchester's…
The Arlington County Board in Virginia voted Saturday to spend $2.4 billion during the next decade for numerous infrastructure projects, including investment in its two streetcar lines, each extending from…
Tucson's order of seven streetcars from United Streetcar, LLC isn't adequate to serve the city's four-mile line, now under construction, the Federal Transit Administration says. FTA recommends an eighth car…
Canada's capital city on Monday said it "has received Federal Environmental Assessment approval for the Ottawa Light Rail Transit (OLRT) project."
Wabtec Corp. announced Monday that it has completed the acquisition of Tec Tran Corp., which manufactures hydraulic braking systems and related components.
Bombardier Transportation is promoting its Flexity Freedom streetcar design to cities in western Canada this summer, with the company displaying the low-floor wireless streetcar design in Edmonton, Alberta, this past…
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