Rapid Transit

After a half-century, America's celebrated cooperative model of transportation research has gained a railroad focus.
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…
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 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.
With some exceptions, U.S. universities appear reticent to invite light rail transit onto the college campus.
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.
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…
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.
In 1912, Elwyn E. Seelye founded a structural engineering firm in New York City bearing his name. Elwyn E. Seelye & Co. would eventually evolve into a multi-disciplinary practice, and…
Portland, Ore., suburb Milwaukie has approved a plan to pay off $4.1 million it owes to TriMet over the next 19 years, though the particulars for payment are not yet…
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's Board of Directors Wednesday awarded a $104 million contract to Alstom for the overhaul of 86 light rail transit vehicles. The LRT cars were originally built…
Ottawa city officials continue to weigh four options for routing light rail transit through the western portion of the city, including consideration of citizen input along each route option.
Siemens Mobility announced Tuesday it will let go 44 employees at it Sacramento, Calif., manufacturing facility.
Bombardier Transportation announced Monday that it has signed its contract for 300 R179 subway cars with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to be delivered to New York City Transit (NYCT).…
Public transportation ridership surged in the first quarter of 2012, increasing 5.0% over the first quarter of last year, according to a report released Monday by the American Public Transportation…
Los Angeles County's Metropolitan Transportation Authority has given its approval to the latest regional rail transit extension, a nine-mile addition of the Purple Line subway to Westwood.
Wabtec Corp. said Thursday has signed contracts valued at about $34 million to provide components for 473 subway cars being supplied by Kawasaki Heavy Industries to MTA New York City Transit…
In Sorel-Tracy, Quebec, the Société des parcs industriels Sorel-Tracy (SPIST) on Friday launched construction of the new Alstom manufacturing facility. Sorel-Tracy Mayor Réjean Dauplaise and other dignitaries were in attendance…
The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) and Building America’s Future (BAF) Tuesday released a study predicting that record numbers of Americans will turn to public transportation as a cost-cutting measure…
BART's Board of Directors Thursday approved an $896 million contract with Bombardier Transportation for 410 cars to replace its aging rapid transit fleet, covering much of BART's self-prescribed need for…
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