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Georgia DOT seeks abandonment exemption
The George Department of Transportation has filed with the Surface Transportation Board for an Abandonment Exemption, in order "to abandon a 3.12-mile line of railroad between milepost 469.15 and milepost…
MARTA OKs LRT plan, tax approval pending
Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority's Board of Directors on Monday voted to advance its $3.5 billion rail expansion plan, still subject to approval by voter referendum this July.
Two Arizona streetcar projects advance
Groundbreaking ceremonies for streetcar construction in Tucson, Ariz., are set for this Thursday, 11:00 a.m. local time, while in Tempe, Ariz., initial utilities work on that city's planned streetcar route…
Loyola Ave. streetcar construction continues
New Orleans Monday adjusted its road closures as it continues advancing its 1.5-mile, $45 million streetcar extension along Loyola Avenue.
United Streetcar chosen in D.C. do-over
Washington, D.C.’s District Department of Transportation has chosen United Streetcar, LLC—again—to supply two streetcars for use on DDOT’s H Street/Benning Road Line in the city’s Northeast.
DART readies Orange Line test train
Dallas Area Rapid Transit Monday is running its first light rail transit test train on the five-mile extension of the Orange Line into Irving, Tex. The train will travel from…
Funds spur Providence, R.I., streetcar plan
The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority has formally approved plans for a $126.7 million Providence streetcar system, including a financing mechanism for the project, and authorized a preliminary 2.5-mile route…
MARTA eyes LRT for Emory University
Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) is weighing light rail transit service to serve Emory University and neighborhood points, tying in with the agency's existing subway system.
Streetcars belong. Even on the street
Much like any group, passenger rail advocates split into subsections or specialties of interest or belief, such as high speed rail, Amtrak, regional/commuter, rapid transit, LRT—and streetcars.
Anthony Perl joins Railway Age bloggers
Noted transportation academician Anthony Perl added his considerable expertise in rail transportation to the pool of Railway Age bloggers this week.
Bombardier FLEXITY 2 trams debut in Blackpool
Bombardier Transportation said Tuesday its FLEXITY 2 trams (streetcars) have entered revenue passenger service in Blackpool, England.
Second Sound Transit tunnel machine emerges
The second of two tunneling machines working on Sound Transit's underground light rail transit route linking the University of Washington and Capitol Hill completed roughly two miles of underground passageway…
Safety outreach urgent as transit improves
The good news is that fast public transport services are making a comeback in America's urban cityscapes, taking the form of electric light rail transit (LRT), regional passenger rail ("commuter…
House extends surface transport funding again
Unable to craft its own long-term surface transportation bill, and equally unable to agree to a Senate version already passed by the upper house, the House of Representatives Thursday managed…
Pittsburgh North Shore LRT extension opens
Pittburgh's light rail transit system officially added 1.2 route miles Sunday for revenue service, as the North Shore Connector began operations linking its namesake neighborhood with the city's downtown.
Bombardier MITRAC Powerlab opens in Sweden
Bombardier Transportation said Monday it has opened its second state-of-the-art development and test laboratory, the MITRAC Powerlab, in Västerås, Sweden, which will serve as Bombardier's central competence center for medium…
Cincinnati streetcar project breaks ground
They've done it! On Feb. 17th, Cincinnati finally broke ground on its streetcar project.
Sydney, Australia, to scrap monorail for LRT
New South Wales government officials in Australia have announced that the state has acquired Metro Transport Sydney (MTS), the company that owns monorail and light rail operations, in an A$19.8…
Toronto tempest entertains, but is troubling
"Temper, temper, Toronto," was my first reaction. Far be it for a Jersey boy to throw stones at Toronto for manners. I'm not Emily Post, and my governor isn't above…
Toronto City Council (again) backs LRT
A second day of debate by the Toronto City Council Thursday resulted in the council's affirming more light rail transit (LRT) for Canada's largest city, rejecting Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's…
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