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O’Hare airport/rail connection shines
More than most airport/rail connections, Chicago Transit Authority's Blue Line serving O'Hare International Airport makes me smile. I revisited that old friend as part of my trip to RSI/CMA 2012,…
DART FY13 budget incorporates expansion
Dallas Area Rapid Transit 's (DART) Board of Directors on Tuesday approved a $1.07 billion budget for fiscal year 2013, resisting both fiscal and political pressure by including continued support…
APTA: LRT paces 2Q public transit ridership
Light rail transit ridership maintained its strong U.S. growth trend in the second quarter of 2012, the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) said Tuesday. LRT ridershp rose 4.3% during the…
Minneapolis SW LRT gets placeholder grant
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton Thursday approved $2 million in grant funding for the proposed Southwest Light Rail project, which would link downtown Minneapolis with Eden Prairie, Minn.
Joint venture lands Bay State LRT contract
Massachusetts' Department of Transportation Wednesday awarded a $44.8 million contract to a joint venture charged with designing a Green Line light rail transit extension to Medford, Mass., with a spur…
Brookville Equipment to land Dallas streetcar order
Dallas Area Rapid Transit is expected to select Brookville Equipment Corp. to provide two modern streetcars for the proposed Oak Cliff streetcar project. DART's Board of Directors may make the…
Cincinnati streetcar startup date slips
The debut of Cincinnati's $110 million, 4.9-mile streetcar line will occur in mid-2015, not in late 2014 as originally planned.
Portland streetcar expansion nears opening
The Portland Streetcar will expand service into the city's east side Saturday, Sept. 22, bringing streetcar service east of the Willamette River. The system will become a two-line service at…
Twin Cities symbolic link ties two LRT lines
Work crews Wednesday joined the Central Corridor light rail transit track, under construction mostly in St. Paul, Minn., to existing Hiawatha LRT track when they welded the two lines together…
DDOT: 20 responses on streetcar development
Washington, D.C.'s District Department of Transportation (DDOT) said Tuesday its Request for Information (RFI) involving streetcar system development received 20 responses, "far exceeding our expectations," according to DDOT Director Terry…
DOT: Prepare for new transit safety oversight
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is alerting U.S. transit operators "to prepare to meet new federal regulations that the Department plans on proposing in the near future. " LaHood offered the…
MUNI E Line gets good initial reviews
San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) has been testing E-Embarcadero Line heritage trolley service, linking Fisherman's Wharf and Pier 39 with the city's Caltrain Station, so far receiving warm reviews…
San Diego Trolley grows Green Line
The city that led the U.S. trolley revival in 1981 will extend its Green Line service Sept. 2, linking downtown San Diego with the 12th and Imperial Transit Center. The…
New Orleans rail operators deal with Isaac
Residents in New Orlean's French Quarter Thursday assured Railway Age by email that the city center was literally weathering Hurricane Isaac far better than expected, retaining electric power and phone…
DART offers new passes, transfer upgrades
Dallas Area Rapid Transit said Wednesday it is offering a "new fare system" to facilitate bus-to-rail transfers, and also offering a new discount midday pass, beginning Dec. 3. DART says…
Calgary opens two new LRT stations
Calgary residents in the city's northeast section gained direct access to the two new light rail transit stops on the C-Train 202 line Monday, with station openings at Saddletowne and…
Clearwater, Fla., backs LRT development
Clearwater, Fla., has added its name to the list of those supporting development of a light rail transit (LRT) system for the Tampa Bay area, despite opposition from some self-described…
LaHood, touring MotivePower, backs Boise streetcar
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood Aug. 22 endorsed the idea of a streetcar for Boise, Idaho, while touring Boise-based MotivePower's locomotive manufacturing facility with local officials.
D.C. to OIW sub: Another streetcar, please
Washington, D.C.'s District Department of Transportation (DDOT) has ordered a third streetcar from United Streetcar, LLC, a subsidiary of Clackamas, Ore.-based Oregon Iron Works, at a cost of $2.9 million.
Detroit streetcar supporters press on
Backed by the private sector, streetcar supporters in Detroit continue to advance a plan for a line along Woodward Avenue, hoping to begin construction next year.
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