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Alstom Transportation names new President
Alstom on Sept. 3, 2014 said Jerome Wallut has been appointed President of Alstom Transportation Inc. and Senior Vice-President of Alstom's North American rail transportation business.
Minneapolis grudgingly OKs Southwest LRT
Despite publicly stated misgivings, the Minneapolis City Council has voted to approve a compromise package advancing the Twin Cities Southwest Light Rail Transit line, linking Minneapolis with Eden Prairie, Minn.
Salt Lake City mulls streetcar addition
Salt Lake City officials say they'll seek federal funding, adding it to their own, to expand the city's initial Sugar House streetcar line south of downtown.
Feds review Purple Line foes' shrimp woes
Two Chevy Chase, Md., residents and the Friends of the Capital Crescent Trail, a citizen's group, have filed a federal lawsuit seeking to stop the proposed Purple Line light rail…
Mike Scanlon announces retirement
After nearly 50 years in public transportation, including 15 years as General Manager and Chief Executive Officer of the San Mateo County Transit District, Michael J. Scanlon on August 28,…
Bombardier strike goes on; contract offer spurned
Bombardier Transportation workers represented by Unifor local 1075, by a sound majority, have rejected the latest contract offer from management, perpetuating a six-week strike at Bombardier's plant in Thunder Bay,…
Oklahoma City seeking streetcar bids
Oklahoma City is preparing to solicit bids from streetcar manufacturers for its proposed $130 million initial streetcar line.
Kinkisharyo to move U.S. headquarters
Kinkisharyo International Inc. is moving its U.S. headquarters from Massachusetts to El Segundo, Calif., in part, it says, because the market for its products in the Los Angeles basin looks…
MAX test train traverses new bridge
Portland, Ore.'s TriMet on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014 towed a MAX light rail train across a portion of the Tilikum Crossing bridge, testing for clearances and other issues in anticipation…
Feds give nod to fourth Twin Cities LRT line
The Federal Transit Administration has given its approval for a fourth light rail transit line to move ahead, which would serve Minnesota's Twin Cities. The approval adds to a busy…
San Diego Trolley powers MTS FY14 ridership
San Diego's Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) says its public transit network generated 95,010,550 in fiscal year 2014, which ended June 30, 2014, up 11.5% from FY13 and a record.
St. Paul Green Line: Ridership good, trips slow
Light rail transit ridership on the new Green Line (Central Corridor) in St. Paul has been strong, exceeding some projections, in its first weeks of operation, even as complaints about…
Meet your new streetcars, Toronto
The first of Toronto’s 204 new Bombardier-built, 100%-low-floor streetcars will debut on the Toronto Transit Commission’s 510 Spadina line Aug. 31, 2014.
Chesapeake, Va., intensifies LRT effort
Seeking to maintain recent momentum to add light rail transit, the Chesapeake, Va., City Council on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014 voted to officially ask Hampton Roads Transit, operator of The…
Waterloo Region preps for LRT construction
Ontario's Region of Waterloo has launched a new website designed to keep residents and other interested parties updated on ION light rail transit construction, set to become intensive as 2015…
DART links LRT to D/FW Airport
Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) formally opened its Orange Line Light Rail Transit extension to its new northwestern terminus at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014.
Dissent still dogs next Twin Cities LRT line
Opponents continue to snipe at the proposed Southwest Corridor Light Rail Project, sought by the Metropolitan Council as the third LRT line to serve Minneapolis/St. Paul and surrounding municipalities.
Atlanta streetcar testing to begin
Testing begins Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, on the 2.7-mile initial Atlanta Streetcar route, to be served by four Siemens S70 streetcars.
Two-thirds of Research Triangle in on LRT
Light rail transit plans got the backing of officials in Durham and Orange counties, N.C., on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, setting the stage for a concerted effort to secure federal…
LRT and streetcars advance in tandem
As North American cities make a comeback, and make their true transport needs known, streetcars and light rail transit systems both take the lead and go along for the ride.
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