Light Rail

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 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’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…
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.
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…
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…
The words "light rail" were uttered, or at least alluded to, by candidates for New York City mayor at a meeting in Staten Island Wednesday, hosted by the Staten Island…
The general manager of New Orleans' Regional Transit Authority Tuesday set forth a proposal for expanding the Crescent City's venerable streetcar system, though funding for such work was not identified.
The Federal Transit Administration has given its environmental approval for Detroit to construct an initial 3.3-mile streetcar line along Woodward Avenue from downtown Detroit to the New Center area.
Kansas City officials say they'll seek streetcar rolling stock through options already held by Cincinnati or Salt Lake City, which are advancing their own streetcar lines.
Washington State legislative Democrats still hope to advance a transportation tax package that would fund up to $8.4 billion of projects statewide, including the contentious Columbia River Crossing (CRC) that…
Continuing to back up his political position established in his first term, President Obama Wednesday included considerable funding for rail and rail transit projects in his proposed fiscal year 2014…
A 21-page study published on the website dcstreetcar, released Monday, urges Washington, D.C. to reconsider the eastern terminus for the H Street/Benning Road streetcar line, now slowly advancing into construction…
Utah Transit Authority will open its Airport TRAX light rail transit line Saturday, April 13, with daylong festivities and a food drive benefitting the Utah Food Bank.
Make some room, LRT; here come the streetcars to help out.
North Kansas City, Mo., is weighing the idea of reaching a pact with its larger neighbor for a feasibility study to extend the planned Kansas City starter line.
An interagency report released Tuesday recommends Ottawa's existing O-Train diesel light rail transit (DLRT) service be extended across the Ottawa River "to better integrate transit between the downtown cores of…
Riverside, Calif. Mayor Rusty Bailey is proceeding with plans for a 12-mile streetcar line linking University of California-Riverside with the city's western boundary.
Transit Center, Inc., Tuesday named David Bragdon executive director. Transit Center, Inc. was founded in the mid-1980s by the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey as an incubator…
San Francisco's historic and popular F Line streetcar service may reach a short but critical 0.85 miles west of its current terminus at Fisherman's Wharf, if a recommendation spearheaded by…
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