Light Rail

A groundbreaking ceremony will be held Friday for the the last segment of the 10.5-mile I-225 light rail transit line extending through Aurora, Colo.
Here's one observer not sweating sequestration or its effects overmuch, at least not from the transportation point of view.
Pinellas County, Fla., commissioners Tuesday approved putting a transit sales tax referendum on the Nov. 4, 2014 ballot. The vote was 5-to-1.
Operation Lifesaver, Inc., in partnership with the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), announced Monday that grant funds are available to transit agencies and other governmental entities for rail transit safety education…
Citizen advocates in St. Louis are advancing a streetcar plan to connect the city's downtown with the Central West End as part of an economic development plan.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott has championed cost-cutting during his administration, and rejected federal efforts to advance high speed rail in the Sunshine State. But Scott has allowed SunRail regional rail…
ABB said Friday it has received a contract from Toronto-based electrical contractor Ozz Electric, Inc. to supply and commission rail traction power equipment for the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC).
OK, one more leap into the briar patch of controversy over light rail transit (LRT) vs. Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), with a glance at diesel multiple-unit (DMU) light railway, and…
Calgary, the second North American city to commit to modernized light rail transit, may join the ranks of such cities also diversifying into streetcar operations.
New Jersey Transit has announced the post-pilot-program rollout of its new ticket vending machine (TVM) technology at Newark Penn Station, “kicking off a system-wide rollout that will provide smoother ticket…
Alstom Transport has finalized a contract to provide 34 light rail vehicles and 30 years of maintenance services to the Rideau Transit Group (RTG) consortium that was selected to design,…
Metro Transit light rail vehicles 201 and 202 began operating in revenue service on the Hiawatha Line in Minneapolis Tuesday, the first of 59 Siemens S70 LRVs on order by…
Voters in Pinellas County, Fla., likely will vote in November 2014 on a proposed sales tax to pay for a Tampa Bay regional light rail transit (LRT) system, and bus…
Charlotte, N.C., city officials Tuesday said work on the proposed 1.5-mile starter streetcar line would commence before the end of the month.
Portland's TriMet Board of Directors and Clackamas County commissioners are in disagreement over the progression of the Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Transit Project.
Cincinnati city officials Friday said three companies have submitted bids to build the city's $115 million, 3.6-mile initial streetcar line.
Cincinnati officials Friday said they have signed two agreements with Duke Energy Corp. resolving a conflict generated by the city's initial streetcar line, now under construction.
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, says he will leave the Obama administration in February, ending months of speculation over the possibility of continuing in his role during the administration’s second term.
Pro-rail advocates and officials in the city of Milwaukee, continuing to battle anti-rail partisans in the city's namesake county and the state of Wisconsin, continue to plan the start of…
Clackamas,Ore.-based United Streetcar, LLC has delivered the first of five streetcars ordered by nearby Portland, Ore., months behind original schedule.
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