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Jablonski named APTA 2014 Outstanding Public Transportation Manager
Paul Jablonski, CEO of the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS), was recognized as the Outstanding Public Transportation Manager for 2014 by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA).
Should rail advocates never oppose a rail project?
Back about 30 months ago I explained why I, and a number of other rail transit supporters, were critical of a plan for "urban rail" then taking shape from the official planning process…
M1 streetcar vendor not finalized, says spokesman
Reports that Detroit's public-private partnership overseeing construction of the Motor City's M1 (or M-1) initial streetcar line has selected Ostrava, Czech-Republic-based Inekon Trams, a.s., for streetcar vehicles are not quite…
Details for LA downtown streetcar emerge
Supporters of a streetcar for downtown Los Angeles now estimate the construction cost at $259 million, about double their original estimate, as details of the planned route have emerged.
FTA move slows south Jersey rail proposal
The Federal Transit Administration has declined to sanction an environmental study of a proposed $1.6 billion rail transit line linking Glassboro and Camden, both in New Jersey's Philadelphia suburbs, the…
Bombardier gets new NJT RiverLINE contract
Bombardier Transportation said Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014 it had "signed a new contract" to continue running New Jersey Transit's RiverLINE, roughly paralleling the Delaware River between Camden, N.J., and the…
Ground broken for LA Regional Connector
Federal, state, and local Los Angeles officials – along with a Hollywood personality – gathered Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014 to mark the construction launch of the Regional Connector, a 1.9-mile…
Houston Metro delays LRT launches
Continuing and mounting delays have forced Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (Metro) from adding two new light rail transit lines to Houston's growing system.
M1 rails begin appearing in Detroit
Welded rail is scheduled to begin apparing on Detroit's Woodward Avenue as rail infrastructure begins appearing for the city's M1 (or M-1) streetcar project.
InnoTrans 2014 touts "major success"
As InnoTrans 2014 drew to a close on Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, show sponsors claimed the event was "the best InnoTrans to date" and hailed the Berlin-based event as a…
Met Council awards LRT engineering contract
In Minnesota, Metropolitan Council has awarded Cary, N.C.-based Kimley-Horn and Associates Inc. an engineering contract to advance the 13-mile Bottineau Light Rail Transit line (Blue Line extension).
H Street streetcar targets November startup
Washington, D.C.'s H Street/Benning Road streetcar line, beset by delays, now is expected to begin revenue service in November, according to the District Department of Transportation (DDOT).
HDR lands Columbia Pike streetcar contract
Arlington County, Va., has selected HDR Inc. for preliminary design and engineering work for its 7.4-mile Columbia Pike Streetcar Line, serving both Arlington and Fairfax counties.
San Francisco taps Brookville for PCC rebuilds
Brookville Equipment Corp. said Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014 it and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) have agreed to terms "for the rebuild of 16 Presidents' Conference Committee (PCC)…
Kenosha OKs new streetcar route
In a 10-to-5 vote, the Kenosha, Wis., City Council approved an expansion of the city's streetcar operations, in essence adding a north-south line layered over its existing east-west route.
Siemens lands San Francisco LRV contract
San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) has awarded Siemens a $648 million contract for 175 S200-SF light rail vehicles for its Muni transit system. With an option for an additional…
Kenosha nears OK for new streetcar route
Though distracted and delayed by months of negotiation, objection, and caution, the Kenosha, Wis., City Council reportedly is close to approving a preferred route to extend the city's existing heritage…
Fed Sandy funds to aid NJT recovery plans
New Jersey Transit will receive $1.27 billion from the Federal Transit Administration for five projects designed to help NJT recover from damage caused by Superstorm Sandy in 2012, in part…
OLI names 11 for safety campaign grants
Operation Lifesaver, Inc. (OLI) on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2014 announced the names of 11 transit agencies sharing $162,500 in grant funding for public awareness and safety education projects across the…
Seattle First Hill streetcar launch inches closer
Beset by delays throughout 2014, the launch of revenue service on Seattle's First Hill streetcar line is now tentatively set for this November.
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