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DDOT: 20 responses on streetcar development
Washington, D.C.'s District Department of Transportation (DDOT) said Tuesday its Request for Information (RFI) involving streetcar system development received 20 responses, "far exceeding our expectations," according to DDOT Director Terry…
DOT: Prepare for new transit safety oversight
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is alerting U.S. transit operators "to prepare to meet new federal regulations that the Department plans on proposing in the near future. " LaHood offered the…
MUNI E Line gets good initial reviews
San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) has been testing E-Embarcadero Line heritage trolley service, linking Fisherman's Wharf and Pier 39 with the city's Caltrain Station, so far receiving warm reviews…
San Diego Trolley grows Green Line
The city that led the U.S. trolley revival in 1981 will extend its Green Line service Sept. 2, linking downtown San Diego with the 12th and Imperial Transit Center. The…
New Orleans rail operators deal with Isaac
Residents in New Orlean's French Quarter Thursday assured Railway Age by email that the city center was literally weathering Hurricane Isaac far better than expected, retaining electric power and phone…
DART offers new passes, transfer upgrades
Dallas Area Rapid Transit said Wednesday it is offering a "new fare system" to facilitate bus-to-rail transfers, and also offering a new discount midday pass, beginning Dec. 3. DART says…
Calgary opens two new LRT stations
Calgary residents in the city's northeast section gained direct access to the two new light rail transit stops on the C-Train 202 line Monday, with station openings at Saddletowne and…
Clearwater, Fla., backs LRT development
Clearwater, Fla., has added its name to the list of those supporting development of a light rail transit (LRT) system for the Tampa Bay area, despite opposition from some self-described…
LaHood, touring MotivePower, backs Boise streetcar
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood Aug. 22 endorsed the idea of a streetcar for Boise, Idaho, while touring Boise-based MotivePower's locomotive manufacturing facility with local officials.
D.C. to OIW sub: Another streetcar, please
Washington, D.C.'s District Department of Transportation (DDOT) has ordered a third streetcar from United Streetcar, LLC, a subsidiary of Clackamas, Ore.-based Oregon Iron Works, at a cost of $2.9 million.
Detroit streetcar supporters press on
Backed by the private sector, streetcar supporters in Detroit continue to advance a plan for a line along Woodward Avenue, hoping to begin construction next year.
PB names director for transit and rail business
Parsons Brinckerhoff Tuesday said Paul Skoutelas, a seven-year PB veteran, has been appointed director of the firm's Transit & Rail Technical Excellence Center (TEC).
Ottawa seeks consultant to weigh LRT proposals
Ottawa is seeking a consultant to help evaluate proposals submitted by three consortia for Ottawa Light Rail Transit (OLRT) Project, in part to make sure they meet provincial Canadian Content…
San Diego revamping trolley routes
San Diego's Metropolitan Transit System next month will alter its operations pattern for the San Diego Trolley, aiming to eliminate some transfers and improve travel times.
Pittsburgh PAT reaches tentative labor deal
The Pittsburgh-based Port Authority of Allegheny County (PAT) and its biggest union have reached a tentative contract agreement that could avert severe rail and bus transit service cutbacks scheduled for…
More fed funds released for Houston LRT
Houston's expanding MetroRail light rail transit network has received $188 million in funding from the Federal Transit Administration, as part of a Full Funding Grant Agreement bolstering construction of two…
Bombardier: Rail markets remain resilient
Bombardier Inc. reported Thursday that its Transportation unit had a strong second quarter, though earnings were off slightly due to the timing of large deliveries.
Fort Worth TEX Rail gets federal grant
Fort Worth Transportation Authority ("the T") has been granted $4 million by the Federal Transit Administration to continue advancing TEX Rail, a 37-mile regional passenger rail service linking southwestern portions…
Western extension of Phoenix LRT OK’d
Arizona's Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) Wednesday approved plans for the "Phoenix West" extension of Valley METRO light rail transit.
Rapid Streetcar concept gaining ground
Just over eight years ago I cooked up a new concept in rail transit that I called Rapid Streetcar. Since then, it's been attracting a lot of interest within the…
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