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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.
TriMet taps RailComm for CTC dispatch system
Fairport, N.Y.-based RailComm says it has been selected to replace the communication infrastructure for Portland, Ore., Trimet's CTC Dispatch System at 10 separate locations.
FTA OKs MARTA plan for LRT line
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) have approved plans by Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) for preliminary planning of a "Clifton Corridor" light rail transit line, which would be Atlanta's…
M-1 RAIL contracts for Technical Center
M-1 RAIL, the non-profit organization leading the design, construction, and future operation of a 3.3-mile modern streetcar along Woodward Avenue between Larned Street and West Grand Boulevard in Detroit, has…
Ontario election results bode well for LRT
North American rail suppliers and industry observers (and advocates) paid close attention to election results Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, in Toronto, where city voters elected John Tory to succeed Mayor…
Toronto mayor-elect deemed transit-friendly
Toronto residents on Monday, Oct. 27, 2014 elected John Tory as the 65th mayor of Canada's largest city, generating cautious optimism among rail industry observers. Tory, a former business executive,…
Port Authority urged to fund Staten Island LRT
U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), joined by Staten Island Borough President James Oddo, is urging the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey (PA) to fund a proposed West…
"SEPTA Key" smart card to debut next year
Southeast Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) says its $130 million smart-card payment system, now dubbed "SEPTA Key," will be implemented on Philadelphia-area buses and subways beginning early next year, with implementation…
PB’s Tober inducted into APTA Hall of Fame
The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) has inducted Parsons Brinckerhoff Senior Advisor Ronald J. Tober into its Hall of Fame.
Valley Metro Rail extends ACI contract
Valley Metro Rail (VMR), Phoenix, Ariz., has extended its light rail management services contract with Alternate Concepts, Inc. (ACI) through Dec. 31, 2016. ACI has provided transportation services to VMR…
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