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SF Third Street LRT route gets FTA funds
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood Thursday officially affirmed $942.2 million in Federal Transit Administration funds to extend San Francisco's Third Street light rail system through the city's Chinatown neighborhood.
Flora Castillo named APTA chair for 2012-2013
The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) said Thursday Flora M. Castillo is APTA's 2012-2013 chair, "officially assuming the office at the start of the APTA Annual Meeting on October 1 in…
Staten Island still seeks (HB)LRT
New York City's "forgotten borough," Staten Island, appears not to have forgotten or abandoned its desire to extend Hudson-Bergen Light Rail Transit (HBLRT) across the New Jersey-New York border and…
First St. Paul LRV makes ceremonial debut
The first light rail vehicle for St. Paul, Minn.'s Central Corridor, now also dubbed the Green Line, made its debut Wednesday—in neighboring Minneapolis, at Target Field Station on the existing…
STV acquires ARCHITECTURE/vbn
New York-based STV, Inc. announced Tuesday it has acquired ARCHITECTURE/vbn (VBN), an award-winning architectural design firm based in Oakland, Calif. VBN will be integrated into STV's West Coast operations.
D.C. ponders PCC streetcar option
The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is considering the purchase of vintage President's Conference Committee streetcars (PCCs) as part of its efforts to restore streetcar service to the nation's capital.
Feds funds loom for Valley Metro extension
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and Federal Transit Administrator Peter Rogoff are scheduled to appear Friday in Mesa, Ariz., formally presenting $75 million in federal funding for extending Valley Metro light…
Second vote (max: 730) set for KC streetcar
Residents within a special property zone in Kansas City, Mo., will vote Oct. 9 on a proposal for a 1-cent tax and property assessments to fund a two-mile Main Street…
Bombardier LRT manufacturing wins award
Bombardier Transportation announced Friday it was honored as Manufacturer of the Year at the 2012 Light Rail Awards ceremony, held in London on Wednesday. The company said it was the…
Toronto LRT operations plan is clarified
Toronto Transit Commission officials and others Wednesday announced that TTC, not a private company, will operate the four new light rail transit additions planned for Canada's largest city, though a…
RSI exhibit space for Railway Interchange/2013 now on sale
Railway Supply Institute President Tom Simpson said Wednesday RSI exhibit space for Railway Interchange/2013 is now available for sale online via RSI's website, www.rsiweb.org.
LACMTA gets funding for Crenshaw LRT
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority has been granted $545.9 million under a Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) loan to proceed with construction of the Crenshaw/LAX light rail…
Bombardier lands orders in Austria, Germany
Bombardier Transportation on Monday said it had landed two significant orders, one for 32 streetcars (trams) by Innsbruck, Austria, and a second involving TWINDEXX Vario double-decker electric multiple-unit (EMU) trains…
Fed funds to aid Charlotte CATS capacity
Charlotte, N.C., has received $18 million in funds to support expansions for its Lynx Blue Line light rail transit, according to a statement issued Wednesday by the offices of U.S.…
Bombardier wins Belgium cities tram order
Bombardier Transportation said Thursday it has signed a contract with the Flemish Transport operator De Lijn to supply 48 FLEXITY 2 trams for the Belgian cities of Ghent and Antwerp.…
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…
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