Light Rail

At Railway Interchange 2015 in Minneapolis, Kevin Riddett of Siemens Mobility shared his views on the marketplace, on a variety of topics ranging from PTC and CBTC to high-speed passenger…
UITP (International Association of Public Transport), which represents 1,400 member agencies in 96 countries, has opened a new office in New York City “to support the growth in urban transit…
Bombardier Transportation is expanding its North American signaling and train control presence through two new rail transit projects.
In time for the arrival of the first Urbos 3 streetcar from CAF (Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles), the KC Streetcar Authority (KCSA) has entered into an operations and maintenance…
Wabtec Corp. on Oct. 6, 2015 signed a definitive agreement with members of the Faiveley family to acquire approximately 51% of Faiveley Transport S.A., a provider of integrated systems and…
voestalpine Nortrak's encapsulation of the Half Grand Union located at Canal and Rampart on New Orleans Regional Transit Authority's (NORTA) streetcar expansion is the first large scale field application of…
The Minneapolis-St. Paul Metropolitan Council Environmental Services has published a tender notice for a contract to supply 27 low-floor LRVs with an option for 50 more, even though Metro Transit…
California’s Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) has appointed HTNB to design a 4.16-mile streetcar line linking Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center, through Downtown Santa Ana and the Civic Center, along…
AngelTrax, a leading supplier of mobile video surveillance technology for the rail, student transit, waste management and law enforcement industries, welcomed on Sept. 28, 2015, transportation industry veteran Maritza Valentin…
John Fisher has been appointed the San Francisco area manager for WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, the firm announced Sept. 28, 2015.
HNTB Corp. has named Laura Mohr as a Vice President and Rail and Transit Group Director with responsibility for Southern California projects. She is based in Los Angeles.
The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) board of directors has selected HNTB Corporation to design the OC Streetcar project.
Portland, Ore. added a fifth line to its light rail network on Sept. 12, 2015 with the start of public services on the MAX Orange Line from Portland State University…
The municipally owned Hamilton Street Railway, the bus transit operator in Hamilton, Ontario, is returning to rail operation.
Transportation officials in El Paso, Tex., are finalizing agreements with two firms to build a $97 million, 4.8-mile streetcar line approved by City Council in 2014. The state-funded project involves…
Bolstered by the success of the Green Line LRT, Metro Transit is setting ridership records.
The Sacramento Regional Transit District (RTD) on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015 will begin operating the first set of light rail vehicles newly refurbished by Siemens on the recently opened Blue…
Bytemark, Inc., a pioneer in mobile commerce ticketing and integration for the mass transit industry, and HaCon, the leading European player for planning, scheduling and information solutions, announced August 31,…
SYSTRA has appointed Bonnie Shepherd as Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Development, the company announced on August 31, 2015. In this capacity, Shepherd will be responsible for leading SYSTRA…
David Rose, Ph.D., has joined Gannett Fleming as Director of Management Consulting, based in New York City. He will lead Gannett Fleming’s management consulting practice, assisting clients to improve the…
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