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Gabrielle Giffords graces Tucson streetcar event
Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, along with husband Mark Kelly, were surprise attendees attending the dedication of Tucson, Ariz.’s new maintenance and storage facility and arrival of the first streetcar Friday,…
For Purple Line, rail and trail issues remain
Though Maryland has committed itself to establishing the two-county Purple Line Light Rail Transit system in the northern Washington, D.C. suburbs, exact routing issues remain, including potential conflicts between LRT…
For KC streetcar, discord over contract
Kansas City, Mo.'s City Council will vote on Sept. 12, 2013 on a construction contract for the city's 2.2-mile initial streetcar line, but approval reportedly is not assured.
San Diego MTS launches new mobile ticket app
Coordinating an introduction with the start of the NFL San Diego Chargers' 2013-2014 season, San Diego's Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) announced Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, the pilot launch of MTS…
Ontario: Scarborough should be subway line
Ontario Transportation Minister Glen Murray said Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, the province will pursue subway rapid transit as the mode for the controversial Scarborough Line in Toronto.
SYSTRA ramps up technical expertise
SYSTRA announced on Sept. 3 that it has “recently strengthened its team by bringing on new technical experts across a variety of rail engineering and operations analysis disciplines.”
Alstom wins Baltimore LRV overhaul contract
Alstom Transport Life Services, Alstom’s maintenance business in North America, has been awarded a $150 million contract by the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) to overhaul and modernize Baltimore’s fleet of…
TriMet readies mobile ticketing app
Portland, Ore.'s TriMet says it is ready to launch a mobile ticketing app Wednesday, Sept. 4, for TriMet riders with smartphones.
Officials: KC streetcar to land TIGER grant
Kansas City's initial streetcar effort will receive $20 million in additional federal funding once the next round of TIGER grants is officially announced, according to two U.S. congressional representatives from…
Edmonton LRT expansion suffers setback
Edmonton, Alberta's southeast Valley Line light rail transit expansion will not open in 2019 as originally expected, as the City Council declined to approve additional borrowing of C$515 million to…
Input sought for Norfolk Naval Station LRT
Hampton Roads Transit (HRT) has scheduled three meetings in September to solicit public input on extending The Tide light rail transit to serve Naval Station Norfolk (Va.), including options to…
UTA readies Sugar House streetcar tests
Utah Transit Authority will begin test runs on the Sugar House streetcar line next week, the agency announced Wednesday, Aug, 28, 2013.
Detroit M1 targets streetcar RFP release
Detroit's public-private partnership streetcar effort, M1, will issue a request for proposals (RFP) in October, and possibly even earlier, M1 officials say.
DART plans downtown Dallas rail replacement
DART plans to commit $50 million next year to replace 1.25 miles of light rail transit track on Pacific Ave. and Bryan Street in downtown Dallas.
El Paso eludes streetcar funding snafu
The El Paso, Tex. City Council has voted to pay for streetcar design through a $68 million bond package, contingent on the lack of funding expected from the Texas Department…
NCTD revamps website for Coaster, SPRINTER
North County Transit District in San Diego County, Calif., said Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, it will introduce a revamped website Friday, Aug. 30.
First Tucson streetcar being delivered
Clackamas, Ore.-based United Streetcar, LLC has begun delivering the first of eight streetcars to the city of Tucson, Ariz., with arrival expected Friday, Aug. 30, 2013.
Parsons names western sector railroad construction head
Parsons has named W. Scott Harral, P.E., CCM, as its western sector railroad construction manager. He will be responsible for overseeing the construction of rail and transit systems projects in…
Oklahoma City panel chooses streetcar route
A recommended route for a 4.6-mile downtown streetcar route has been selected by an Oklahoma City advisory panel, with the proposal advancing to a full citizens advisory board and the…
Bombardier touts Waterloo LRT order
Bombardier Transportation formally noted it has signed an agreement with the Regional Municipality of Waterloo (Ontario) to supply 14 FLEXITY Freedom light rail vehicles, to serve the planned LRT system,…
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