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Valley Metro ceremony to mark LRT extension
Phoenix's Valley Metro Wednesday will celebrate its first groundbreaking specifically marking an expansion of its light trail transit system, heralding a 3.1-mile Central Mesa extension east to Mesa, Ariz.
Track replacement disrupts San Francisco MUNI
San Francisco’s Municipal Transportation Authority did its best to warn city residents of bus shuttle substitution to address disruptions in light rail transit operations, scheduled to commence during Memorial Day…
Traktionssysteme Austria adds U.S. office
Traktionsysteme Austria (TSA), a supplier of rail vehicle propulsion system components, has established a U.S. presence with Traction Systems, Inc., which will directly serve customers in North America.
Pact eases way for Charlotte LYNX extension
Charlotte's LYNX Blue Line Extension (BLE) light rail project along the North Carolina Railroad corridor moved a big step forward Wednesday with the announcement that the North Carolina Railroad Co. (NCRR), the…
APTA: Fluctuating fuel prices spur transit use
The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) and Building America’s Future (BAF) Tuesday released a study predicting that record numbers of Americans will turn to public transportation as a cost-cutting measure…
St. Paul Central Corridor LRT at halfway mark
Construction of the Central Corridor LRT Project is 50% complete, with a 75% mark anticipated by the end of the year, according to the Metropolitan Council, which among other duties…
DART marks management restructuring
Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) Monday said it had named Jesse Oliver deputy executive director and Carol Wise executive vice president, chief operating officer. As well, DART Senior Vice Presidents…
Bombardier touts Universal Design Award honor
Bombardier Transportation said Thursday the design of its Berlin FLEXITY model has "received the Universal Design and Consumer Favourite Award 2012 in Hannover," Germany.
Denver RTD: Kiewit LRT bid “worthy”
Initially caught off-guard from an unsolicited bid March 8 by Kiewit Infrastructure Group to build a FasTracks light rail transit line, Denver's Regional Tranportation District Wednesday said it has evaluated…
Seattle streetcar lawsuit dismissed
A King County, Wash., judge has dismissed a suit filed by six bicyclists who said the city of Seattle was negligent in the way it installed tracks for the South…
Cubic unveils Nextaccount AFC platform
Cubic Transportation Systems has introduced Nextaccount, which it describes as "the first of several new products in Cubic's solution systems portfolio for the next generation of fully integrated Automated Fare Collection (AFC) systems."
Georgia DOT seeks abandonment exemption
The George Department of Transportation has filed with the Surface Transportation Board for an Abandonment Exemption, in order "to abandon a 3.12-mile line of railroad between milepost 469.15 and milepost…
MARTA OKs LRT plan, tax approval pending
Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority's Board of Directors on Monday voted to advance its $3.5 billion rail expansion plan, still subject to approval by voter referendum this July.
Two Arizona streetcar projects advance
Groundbreaking ceremonies for streetcar construction in Tucson, Ariz., are set for this Thursday, 11:00 a.m. local time, while in Tempe, Ariz., initial utilities work on that city's planned streetcar route…
Loyola Ave. streetcar construction continues
New Orleans Monday adjusted its road closures as it continues advancing its 1.5-mile, $45 million streetcar extension along Loyola Avenue.
United Streetcar chosen in D.C. do-over
Washington, D.C.’s District Department of Transportation has chosen United Streetcar, LLC—again—to supply two streetcars for use on DDOT’s H Street/Benning Road Line in the city’s Northeast.
DART readies Orange Line test train
Dallas Area Rapid Transit Monday is running its first light rail transit test train on the five-mile extension of the Orange Line into Irving, Tex. The train will travel from…
Funds spur Providence, R.I., streetcar plan
The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority has formally approved plans for a $126.7 million Providence streetcar system, including a financing mechanism for the project, and authorized a preliminary 2.5-mile route…
MARTA eyes LRT for Emory University
Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) is weighing light rail transit service to serve Emory University and neighborhood points, tying in with the agency's existing subway system.
Streetcars belong. Even on the street
Much like any group, passenger rail advocates split into subsections or specialties of interest or belief, such as high speed rail, Amtrak, regional/commuter, rapid transit, LRT—and streetcars.
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