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Sound Transit advances engineering for two light-rail extensions
The Sound Transit Board of Directors has restored Sound Transit 2 funding for preliminary engineering on the Federal Way and Redmond Link extensions, giving staff the green light to move…
May will see openings of KC Streetcar; Phase 2 of LACMTA Expo Line
In Kansas City, Mo., the KC Streetcar will begin public ridership May 6, 2016. Kansas City Mayor Sly James said the grand opening of the KC Streetcar is more than…
Study says Alberta to Alaska railway for bitumen transport is feasible
A study released by the Van Horne Institute, based at the University of Calgary, suggests that it is feasible to build a railway for the transport of bitumen between Alberta…
Light rail recommended mode to connect Ann Arbor, University of Michigan
A study evaluating high-capacity transit options for Ann Arbor, Mich., and the University of Michigan found that a light-rail route would be the recommended mode of transport over other alternatives.
Study finds Detroit to Grand Rapids passenger rail feasible
The economic benefits and number of passengers anticipated by the Coast-to-Coast Passenger Rail Ridership and Cost Estimate Study justify moving the Detroit to Grand Rapids, Mich., project forward, according to…
Canada’s railways announce new Parliamentary Rail Caucus
The Railway Association of Canada has created a Parliamentary Rail Caucus to be chaired by Sherry Romanado, Liberal Member of Parliament for Longueuil-Charles-LeMoyne, Quebec, and co-chaired by Marilyn Gladu, Conservative…
Eighth round of TIGER funding makes $500 million available
The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) will make $500 million available for transportation projects across the country under an eighth round of the successful Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER)…
SamTrans names CFO
The San Mateo County Transit District (SamTrans) has hired Ilia Kay as chief financial officer (CFO).
GE awarded contract to power Tampa Aiport’s APM
GE has been awarded a contract to power up the Tampa International Airport Automated People Mover (APM) in Florida. The company will provide power equipment and be responsible for system…
MARTA GM/CEO appointed to National Infrastructure Advisory Council
Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) General Manager and Chief Executive Officer Keith Parker, has been appointed to the National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC).
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