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Philadelphia transit tour: 14 rail lines in 10 hours
As I write this, it's been just a week since I returned from the recent annual Rail Transit Conference sponsored the first week of June by the American Public Transportation…
Fed funds sought for Providence streetcar plan
Providence, R.I., officials seek $39 million in federal TIGER funding to help advance a $114.4 million streetcar plan to serve Rhode Island's capital.
LACMTA eyes contractor for Crenshaw LRT
A report released Friday, June 7, 2013, by Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority staff recommends LACMTA award a $1.27 billion contract to Walsh-Shea Corridor Constructors, to advance the Crenshaw…
TriMet, county reach property transfer pact
Clackamas County, Ore. commissioners have unanimously approved a property transfer that will allow TriMet to build the Trolley Trail through Milwaukie and Oak Grove concurrent with Portland-Milwaukie light rail transit…
Fort Lauderdale streetcar funding plan OK’d
Property owners in downtown Fort Lauderdale, Fla., will pay a special assessments tax to help pay for implementation of phase one of The Wave, the city's initial streetcar line.
Public workshops to explore advancing The Tide
Hampton Roads Transit (HRT) will oversee three public workshops this month on the proposed extension of The Tide light rail transit to Naval Station Norfolk.
TriMet taps Siemens for regenerative power
Portland, Ore.'s TriMet has selected Siemens Mobility to install what is claimed to be the first regenerative "battery" for U.S. passenger rail service, the Sitras Energy Storage Unit, to be…
Seattle seeks to merge streetcar lines
Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn announced plans Monday, June 3, 2013, to connect two separate streetcar lines with a link through the city’s downtown, dubbed the Center City Connector.
Alstom's Citadis makes APTA splash
Alstom ceremonially debuted its Citadis Spirit light rail transit product Tuesday, June 4, 2013, to the North American market at the 2013 American Public Transportation Association Rail Conference in Philadelphia.
Obituary: Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg, 89
U.S. Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg (D-N.J.), an ardent passenger rail champion who first was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1982, died Monday, June 3, 2013, at the age of…
San Francisco marks subway tunneling launch
San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee on Thursday, May 30, marked the start of tunneling for the Central Subway Project, a controversial extension of the Muni Metro T Third Line…
Charlotte streetcar extension effort recharges
By a 7-to-4 vote Tuesday evening, May 28, the Charlotte City Council approved plans to add a 2.5-mile extension to its nascent initial streetcar line.
Minneapolis mulls streetcar funding plan
A provision in the Minnesota state tax bill could allow "value capture district" designation for the state's largest city to advance streetcars to augment the Twin Cities growing light rail…
Sound Transit picks Tacoma Link route
The Sound Transit Board of Directors has selected the North Downtown Central Corridor, also called the E1 Corridor, as the alignment to move ahead with further environmental review for a…
Bombardier issues fourth Sustainability Report
Bombardier Transportation has published its fourth bi-annual Sustainability Report, which the company says showcases its 2011/2012 CSR achievements.
LACMTA approves FY14 budget
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority's (LACMTA) Board of Directors has adopted a a balanced $5.1 billion Fiscal Year 2013-14 budget that holds fares at current levels. LACMTA's fiscal…
County interests slam Cincinnati streetcar
In Ohio, two Hamilton County commissioners are actively moving to thwart Cincinnati streetcar development, urging the Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana Regional Council of Governments to withdraw $4 million in funding…
Testing set for Houston MetroRail extension
Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (Houston Metro) says a test train will appear on the MetroRail North Line light rail transit extension Tuesday, May 28, presaging the opening of…
LA neighborhood gets desired LRT stop
In Los Angeles, rail advocates in the Crenshaw neighborhood has lobbied to be included in LA Metro's namesake light rail line, despite concerns expressed that the money required was not…
Maryland pledges (limited) Purple Line funds
The long-running political struggle over Maryland's Purple Line light rail transit proposal became more complex as state officials pledged $280 million to the project, but said private funding would likely…
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