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Tumult ongoing for Charlotte LRT extension
North Carolina's state legislature Thursday approveda budget that restores state funding contributions for Charlotte's $1 billion Lynx Blue Line light rail extension to University City. The extension's prospects have been…
TIGER IV grants offer modest rail money
The federal government Wednesday announced its distribution of TIGER IV (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) discretionary grants. While many "rail-related" projects were identified, some of those deal more with adjacent…
Transport research program, 50, adds rail to mix
After a half-century, America's celebrated cooperative model of transportation research has gained a railroad focus.
Former D.C. mayor obstructs streetcar effort
District of Columbia Council member Marion Barry seeks to stall or kill efforts to establish a streetcar line on H Street, the Washington Post reported Tuesday, even as initial construction…
Hamilton, Ont., still pondering LRT
Much like its larger provincial big sister city Toronto, Hamilton, Ont., continues to struggle to sustain momentum for light rail transit development. City staff say data is still being gathered…
Bombardier signs BART contract for new cars
Bombardier Transportation said Thursday it has signed a contract with Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) for 260 new rail cars, valued at about $631 million.
Next LRT/university clash arises in Houston
With some exceptions, U.S. universities appear reticent to invite light rail transit onto the college campus.
Arlington, Alexandria set to merge streetcar plans
Two Washington, D.C. Virginia suburbs, each originally with its own plan for reinstating streetcars, are ready to merge their projects into one larger plan.
MTA NYCT to boost L Line subway service
Aided by New York's first successful application of Communications Based Train Control (CBTC), New York City Transit's L Line will add service frequency June 9 in response to rapidly growing…
“Bus Snob”: Next pejorative label
Time to tag us light rail transit (LRT) advocates with a new label, now that LRT and streetcars are slowly but inexorably re-establishing their presence on the U.S. landscape.
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