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Obama backs rail in FY14 transport budget
Continuing to back up his political position established in his first term, President Obama Wednesday included considerable funding for rail and rail transit projects in his proposed fiscal year 2014…
Study eyes extension for D.C. streetcar startup
A 21-page study published on the website dcstreetcar, released Monday, urges Washington, D.C. to reconsider the eastern terminus for the H Street/Benning Road streetcar line, now slowly advancing into construction…
UTA readies Airport TRAX debut
Utah Transit Authority will open its Airport TRAX light rail transit line Saturday, April 13, with daylong festivities and a food drive benefitting the Utah Food Bank.
Here come the streetcars
Make some room, LRT; here come the streetcars to help out.
North Kansas City eyes nearby streetcar line
North Kansas City, Mo., is weighing the idea of reaching a pact with its larger neighbor for a feasibility study to extend the planned Kansas City starter line.
Study: Extend Ottawa O-Train, boost LRT use
An interagency report released Tuesday recommends Ottawa's existing O-Train diesel light rail transit (DLRT) service be extended across the Ottawa River "to better integrate transit between the downtown cores of…
Next California city eyeing streetcars: Riverside
Riverside, Calif. Mayor Rusty Bailey is proceeding with plans for a 12-mile streetcar line linking University of California-Riverside with the city's western boundary.
Transit Center names Bragdon executive director
Transit Center, Inc., Tuesday named David Bragdon executive director. Transit Center, Inc. was founded in the mid-1980s by the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey as an incubator…
San Francisco F Line extension recommended
San Francisco's historic and popular F Line streetcar service may reach a short but critical 0.85 miles west of its current terminus at Fisherman's Wharf, if a recommendation spearheaded by…
MBTA set for Green Line LRT extension
After years of delays and political maneuvering among elected officials, community activists, and the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, MBTA will finally begin work this month on right-of-way to extend its…
STV appoints Amodei to Northeast Region post
STV, Inc., said Wednedsay Richard M. Amodei, senior vice president, has been named the head of the firm's Transportation & Infrastructure Division's Northeast region, which includes offices in New York,…
No consensus for Sugar House streetcar growth
Salt Lake City officials are debating where the next phase of the Sugar House Streetcar line should go, and who should oversee any plan.
Wording to change on TriMet LRT referendum
A Clackamas County (Ore.) Circuit Court has agreed with a lawyer challenging the wording of a county measure up for vote May 21, involving extending light rail transit 7.3 miles…
Railway Age’s 2013 Passenger Rail Planner’s Guide
Passenger’s presence expands
DART taps Axion for more ECOTRAX ties
Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) plans to utilize Axion International's ECOTRAX railway ties for three miles of its planned Blue Line light rail transit extension into South Dallas, Tex.
St. Paul ponders streetcar options
As the Central Corridor light rail transit line readies for a midyear 2014 opening, St. Paul, Minn., is looking ahead to returning streetcar service to the state capital, in essence…
Maryland plans training for rail projects
Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) seeks to coordinate with the state's Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation to partner with labor unions, development agencies, contractors, and community groups to find, and…
Public-private venture eyed for Edmonton LRT
Canadian federal officials and the City of Edmonton Thursday announced a public-private partnership effort to expedite Edmonton's light rail transit expansion. The private component of the P3 will be chosen…
Fort Lauderdale streetcar gets county OK
Broward County, Fla., gave its approval Tuesday for a streetcar loop, dubbed "The Wave," to serve Fort Lauderdale.
Bombardier Transportation names Bertling COO
Bombardier Transportation said Wednesday Lutz Bertling has been named the company's president and chief operating officer, effective June 3. He succeeds current president Andre Navarri, who will remain with the…
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