Light Rail

With an increasing number of cities constructing light rail networks in response to growing urbanization, and aging fleets up for renewal, the market for LRVs is expected to grow at…
The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded NJ Transit $71.4 million through the Federal Transit Administration’s Public Transportation Emergency Relief Program for repair, recovery and resiliency projects associated with Superstorm…
Railway Age has selected noted railway industry industrial designer Cesar A. Vergara as recipient of the 2015 W. Graham Claytor Jr. Award for Distinguished Service to Passenger Transportation. Vergara will…
Veteran railroad civil engineer and operating officer Alfred E. Fazio, P.E., has joined the staff of Railway Age as a contributing editor.
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for its Research and Innovation Laboratory (RAIL) located at the Harry Schnabel, Jr., Lab.
Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) General Manager Joseph M. Casey, who has led the Authority since 2008, will retire effective Sept. 30, 2015, after 34 years of service.
The City of Edmonton in Canada is implementing an approach to Edmonton Transit System’s (ETS) Metro Line operations that will open its newest LRT (light rail transit) extension on Sept.…
APTA (American Public Transportation Association) has named HART (Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation) Executive Director and CEO Daniel A. Grabauskas as U.S./North America representative to the policy board of the…
An initial public consultation will begin on August 11, 2015 on proposals to expand the light rail network in Charlotte, N.C.
Maxwell Technologies, Inc., a U.S. developer and manufacturer of ultracapacitor-based energy storage solutions has signed a long-term strategic partnership agreement with China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation (CRRC-SRI, formerly CNR-SRI), a…
Yangtze Railroad Materials has formed a joint venture with Anyang Railway Equipment LLC, a top Chinese materials manufacturer based in the city of Anyang, in the Henan Province of China,…
Munich, Germany-based Siemens and Montreal, Canada-based Bombardier are engaging in preliminary talks to merge their rail businesses, according to a report in the July 29, 2015 edition of The Wall…
Bombardier Transportation has won a contract to provide 30 years of maintenance on the Bombardier Flexity Freedom light rail vehicles (LRVs) it will build for service on the new Toronto…
Crosslinx Transit Solutions General Partnership, a consortium comprised of Aecon Group Inc., ACS Infrastructure Canada, EllisDon, and SNC-Lavalin, announced July 24, 2015 that it has reached commercial and financial close…
Wabtec Corp. on June 23, 2015 reported record results for second-quarter 2015.
VHB has added four new employees to its Transit & Rail practice in order to better serve clients in metropolitan areas along the East Coast, including Boston, New York City,…
AECOM has appointed Diana C. Mendes, AICP, as director of transit/rail, Design and Consulting Services, Americas.
The City of Dallas and Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) exercised an option on July 9, 2015, for the delivery of two additional off-wire capable Liberty Modern Streetcars, extending a…
For several decades, U.S. proponents of “bus rapid transit” (so-called BRT) have waged a veritable war against light rail transit (LRT), relying particularly on a claim that BRT is “just…
Facing an approximate $56 million budget gap for its 2016 fiscal year, New Jersey Transit’s Board of Directors on July 15, 2105 adopted a FY2016 operating budget and capital program…
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