Light Rail

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…
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…
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.
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.
Noted transportation academician Anthony Perl added his considerable expertise in rail transportation to the pool of Railway Age bloggers this week.
Bombardier Transportation said Tuesday its FLEXITY 2 trams (streetcars) have entered revenue passenger service in Blackpool, England.
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…
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…
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…
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 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…
They've done it! On Feb. 17th, Cincinnati finally broke ground on its streetcar project.
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…
"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…
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…
Congress can't seem to get out of its own way when it comes to reauthorizing the surface transportation program. It's approaching three years since the silly-named SAFETEA-LU expired in September 2009.
Virginia Beach, Va. Mayor Will Sessoms on Wednesday called for a referendum this November to gauge public support for extension of The Tide LRT from neighboring Norfolk. Sessoms made his…
Pittsburgh's Port Authority of Allegheny County (pAT) says the city's North Shore Connector Project is ready for its debut March 25, as light rail transit will run from downtown under…
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said Monday he remains hopeful that the House of Representatives will succeed in passing a new federal surface transportation bill, while acknowledging their efforts so far…
Customarily, in almost any urban area, you'd expect your strongest rail transit advocates to be rallying around an official rail plan as it heads toward a possible ballot initiative. But in…
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