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New LRVs rolling on LA Gold Line extension
Kinkisharyo International’s new P3010 light rail vehicles (LRVs) rolled into their first revenue service on March 5, 2016 as the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) opened its $1…
LA Expo Line Phase 2 slated for late-May start-up
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) Expo Line extension will open the 6.6-mile Expo Line extension between Culver City and Santa Monica on May 20, 2016.
Testing under way on LA's Expo Line
Clearance testing for the second phase of the Expo Line light rail project in Los Angeles began April 6 with a train operating under its own power west from Culver…
LACMTA selects ARINC AIM
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) has awarded Rockwell Collins a contract to develop the supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system for LACMTA's Foothill Gold Line Extension and…
Kinkisharyo, LACMTA OK production pact
Following a lengthy impasse, Kinkisharyo International LLC and labor and community groups have reached an agreement whereby Kinkisharyo will manufacture 175 light rail vehicles within L.A. County for the Los…
Skanska venture gets LA Purple Line contract
The Skanska joint venture including Traylor Brothers, Inc. and J.F. Shea Construction has been awarded a $1.6 billion design-build contract by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) to…
LACMTA receives first Kinkisharyo LRV
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) has taken delivery of a pre-series light rail vehicle from Kinkisharyo International, LLC, under a contract for 78 vehicles awarded in April 2012.
Details for LA downtown streetcar emerge
Supporters of a streetcar for downtown Los Angeles now estimate the construction cost at $259 million, about double their original estimate, as details of the planned route have emerged.
Study OK'd for LA Orange Line conversion
More quickly than many anticipated, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) on Thursday, July 24, 2014, approved a study weighing conversion of its Orange Line busway to light rail…
Los Angeles: For rail, and for real
Dramatically debunking the onus of "car-culture" status, Los Angeles is on the move to move more of its area residents with numerous rail options.
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