Kansas City Streetcar welcomed the newest member of its fleet, No. 807, on Feb. 2. It is the first of eight cars that CAF USA will deliver this year to support two extension projects. (Screen Grab Courtesy of KC Streetcar, via Twitter)

Transit Briefs: KC Streetcar, NJT, AECOM

Kansas City Streetcar begins testing the first of eight new CAF USA-manufactured vehicles. Also, New Jersey Transit (NJT) will host the opening module of International Association of Public Transport’s (UITP) three-part global diploma course; and infrastructure consulting firm AECOM will help deliver numerous projects for U.S. transportation clients that have secured funding from the Federal Railroad Administration’s (FRA) Federal-State Partnership for Intercity Passenger Rail Grant Program.

KC Streetcar Fleet Nearly Complete

Kansas City’s sixth and final streetcar, no. 806, is schedule to arrive on the property Aug. 26. Manufactured by CAF USA, Inc., 806 is the second of two new streetcars added to the KC Streetcar Authority system, which launched operations with four vehicles (801-804) in May 2016. No. 805 joined the fleet in May 2019.

Purple Line P3 breaks ground

The Maryland Transit Administration on Monday broke ground on the $2-billion Purple Line light rail line connecting the Washington suburbs, the largest public-private transit project in the United States.