LA Metro Approves LRV Overhaul Contract

The Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) Board has approved a $170.3 million contract with Kinkisharyo to perform midlife overhauls on the P2250 fleet of light rail vehicles running along the Gold Line.

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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 billion Gold Line Extension now serving Arcadia, Monrovia, Duarte/City of Hope, Irwindale, Azusa and APU/Citrus College.

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KC Streetcar slated for May start-up

In Kansas City, Mo., the two-mile, $102 million KC Streetcar (also know as RideKC Streetcar) will begin revenue service May 6, 2016. It operates through the heart of downtown, connecting the city’s River Market; Central Business District; Crossroads Arts District, Union Station and Crown Center neighborhoods.

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 Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s Crenshaw, Exposition, and Gold lines.

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.

Kinkisharyo to move U.S. headquarters

Kinkisharyo International Inc. is moving its U.S. headquarters from Massachusetts to El Segundo, Calif., in part, it says, because the market for its products in the Los Angeles basin looks particularly promising for years to come.

LRT and streetcars advance in tandem

As North American cities make a comeback, and make their true transport needs known, streetcars and light rail transit systems both take the lead and go along for the ride.

Kinkisharyo plans new Palmdale, Calif., site

Transit car manufacturer Kinkisharyo-USA will construct a new, permanent manufacturing facility in Palmdale, Calif. The $60 million dollar project to build the 460,000-square-foot plant is expected to create hundreds of construction jobs and when completed provide between 150 to 200 manufacturing jobs.