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St. Charles Line gets national landmark status
New Orleans’ St. Charles streetcar line has been designated a National Historic Landmark.
LACMTA selects ARINC AIM
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) has awarded Rockwell Collins a contract to develop the supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system for LACMTA's Foothill Gold Line Extension and…
Four bidders vie for Oklahoma City streetcar
Four companies are vying for a contract with Oklahoma City to advance the city's MAPS 3 streetcar proposal by supplying five streetcars for the initial 4.6-mile, 22-station project.
Keolis names Hinchcliffe to LRT post
Keolis North America, a provider of contract passenger transportation services throughout the U.S. and Canada, has named Robert Hinchcliffe Director of Light Rail Transit.
Duke Energy wins Cincy streetcar cost spat
Cincinnati has been assigned the fiscal streetcar burden foisted on other cities, in its case by a judge declaring Duke Energy is not responsible for the cost of moving utilities…
Fed funds back MBTA Green Line extension
The Federal Transit Administration has pledged about $996 million in "New Starts" funding to support extension of Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's (MBTA) Green Line from Cambridge to Somerville and Medford.
Kinkisharyo, LACMTA OK production pact
Following a lengthy impasse, Kinkisharyo International LLC and labor and community groups have reached an agreement whereby Kinkisharyo will manufacture 175 light rail vehicles within L.A. County for the Los…
BART opens link to Oakland Int'l Airport
BART on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, opened its $484 million rail extension to Oakland International Airport, with BART officials noting it's the second such rail-to-air BART link, joining that provided…
Sound Transit seeks new revenue sources
Seattle's Sound Transit governing board on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 voted to seek new revenue sources for continued expansion of its rail, light rail, and bus system serving three urban…
Last rails laid for Portland-Milwaukie LRT
Portland, Ore.-based TriMet said Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014 construction workers had welded the final rails of the Portland-to-Milwaukie light rail line, set to open in September 2015.
Arlington County scuttles streetcar plans
Arlington County officials said Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014 that the county is canceling its plans for two streetcar projects, bowing to continual opposition and heightened by a recent local election.
Milwaukee sues commission over streetcar
The City of Milwaukee on Monday, Nov. 17, 2014 filed suit against the Wisconsin Public Service Commission (PSC), challenging PSC's decision last month to make the city pay for any…
Surrey, B.C., mayor-elect wants LRT by 2018
Ontario metropolitan areas have dominated Canadian light rail transit (LRT) development in recent years, but the mayor-elect of Surrey, British Columbia's second-largest city, wants to join the LRT party.
Goddard promoted to LRV Maintenance Superintendent at San Diego MTS
San Diego Metropolitan Transit System has promoted 17-year MTS veteran Andy Goddard to Superintendent of Light Rail Vehicle Maintenance, effective immediately.
DART eyes streetcar links, more downtown LRT
Nearing substantial completion of a decades-long effort to link downtown Dallas with outlying suburbs, Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) and City Council officials have begun looking into long-discussed rail transit…
Austin urban rail plan: Behind voters' rejection
Nov. 4, 2014 (U.S. national election day) was bad news for some important transit ballot measures, but in Austin, Tex., voters' rejection of a seriously flawed "urban rail" (light rail)…
Columbia River Crossing successor sought
Opposition to a proposed $3.3 billion multimodal bridge linking Oregon and Washington last year killed the controversial Columbia River Crossing (CRC) project, sinking additions to Interstate 5 road capacity and…
TTC goes low-floor
As debate continues over Toronto's future focus on rail transit modes, Bombardier Flexity equipment begins giving city streets a new look.
Detroit streetcar contract awarded to Inekon Group
M-1 RAIL, the non-profit organization leading the DBOM (design-build-operate-maintain) for a 3.3-mile streetcar line along Detroit’s Woodward Avenue between Larned Street and West Grand Boulevard, has awarded a $30 million…
Jim Squires: “Look to—if not over—the horizon”
Keynote remarks by Norfolk Southern President James A. Squires, at Railway Age’s 21st Passenger Trains on Freight Railroads Conference.
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