Light Rail

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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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 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., 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…
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.
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.
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.
Parsons Brinckerhoff Tuesday said Paul Skoutelas, a seven-year PB veteran, has been appointed director of the firm's Transit & Rail Technical Excellence Center (TEC).
Ottawa is seeking a consultant to help evaluate proposals submitted by three consortia for Ottawa Light Rail Transit (OLRT) Project, in part to make sure they meet provincial Canadian Content…
San Diego's Metropolitan Transit System next month will alter its operations pattern for the San Diego Trolley, aiming to eliminate some transfers and improve travel times.
The Pittsburgh-based Port Authority of Allegheny County (PAT) and its biggest union have reached a tentative contract agreement that could avert severe rail and bus transit service cutbacks scheduled for…
Houston's expanding MetroRail light rail transit network has received $188 million in funding from the Federal Transit Administration, as part of a Full Funding Grant Agreement bolstering construction of two…
Bombardier Inc. reported Thursday that its Transportation unit had a strong second quarter, though earnings were off slightly due to the timing of large deliveries.
Fort Worth Transportation Authority ("the T") has been granted $4 million by the Federal Transit Administration to continue advancing TEX Rail, a 37-mile regional passenger rail service linking southwestern portions…
Arizona's Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) Wednesday approved plans for the "Phoenix West" extension of Valley METRO light rail transit.
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