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Charlotte streetcar extension effort recharges
By a 7-to-4 vote Tuesday evening, May 28, the Charlotte City Council approved plans to add a 2.5-mile extension to its nascent initial streetcar line.
Minneapolis mulls streetcar funding plan
A provision in the Minnesota state tax bill could allow "value capture district" designation for the state's largest city to advance streetcars to augment the Twin Cities growing light rail…
Sound Transit picks Tacoma Link route
The Sound Transit Board of Directors has selected the North Downtown Central Corridor, also called the E1 Corridor, as the alignment to move ahead with further environmental review for a…
Bombardier issues fourth Sustainability Report
Bombardier Transportation has published its fourth bi-annual Sustainability Report, which the company says showcases its 2011/2012 CSR achievements.
LACMTA approves FY14 budget
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority's (LACMTA) Board of Directors has adopted a a balanced $5.1 billion Fiscal Year 2013-14 budget that holds fares at current levels. LACMTA's fiscal…
County interests slam Cincinnati streetcar
In Ohio, two Hamilton County commissioners are actively moving to thwart Cincinnati streetcar development, urging the Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana Regional Council of Governments to withdraw $4 million in funding…
Testing set for Houston MetroRail extension
Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (Houston Metro) says a test train will appear on the MetroRail North Line light rail transit extension Tuesday, May 28, presaging the opening of…
LA neighborhood gets desired LRT stop
In Los Angeles, rail advocates in the Crenshaw neighborhood has lobbied to be included in LA Metro's namesake light rail line, despite concerns expressed that the money required was not…
Maryland pledges (limited) Purple Line funds
The long-running political struggle over Maryland's Purple Line light rail transit proposal became more complex as state officials pledged $280 million to the project, but said private funding would likely…
Edmonton taps Axion for rail ties
Axion International Holdings, Inc. said May 22 that it has received a purchase order for ECOTRAX specialty rail ties from Edmonton Transit System, to be applied on the Albertan capital's…
Passenger Capital Investment: New Jersey
For New Jersey Transit, keeping current with rail capital needs, following a hurricane, got a whole lot harder. But the corporation has a game plan to both press ahead and…
Weekend surprise: Talkin’ transit
The reaction my face registered (he later recounted) was remarkable when he said, “I’m in public transit.”
NCTD: SPRINTER to resume May 18
The North County Transit District (NCTD) announced Thursday, May 16, its SPRINTER diesel light rail transit (DLRT) service would resume operations at 4:33 a.m. Pacific Time Saturday, May 18, restoring…
Charlotte revisits streetcar extension
Charlotte, N.C.'s City Council is weighing revival of a stalled 2.5-mile streetcar plan, shelved earlier this year after pressure from state-level officials combined with acrimony between the council and Mayor…
Milwaukee defies state opposition to streetcar
Milwaukee is one of at least three U.S. cities pursuing streetcar development despite questioning, and sometimes outright opposition, from those cities' state governments, and Wisconsin's largest urban municipality is adjusting…
Bombardier joins Thai rolling stock symposium
Bombardier Transportation said Wednesday, May 15, it is a "lead participant" in the first International Symposium on Rolling Stock, to commence Thursday in Bangkok, Thailand.
MARTA revises Atlanta streetcar contract
MARTA’s Board of Directors authorized a revised contract Monday, May, 13, with URS Energy and Construction, Inc. to design and build the Atlanta Streetcar, with the total price now set…
AREMA offers Private Rail Technology Tour
The American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA) is offering the third of its successful railroad technology tours, to be held Sept. 4-14, 2013.
NJT says Bergen County will get LRT
Three decades after state planners and rail activists envisioned it, New Jersey Transit’s Board of Directors on May 8 officially recommended that the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail Transit system finally be…
Oregon to Washington State: No LRT, no bridge
Restating Oregon's official position even as the state commits to brinksmanship, Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber's office continues to insist the proposed $3.4 billion bistate Columbia River Crossing will die if…
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