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Charlotte streetcar starter line breaks ground
The Charlotte Streetcar Starter Project in North Carolina has begun and the first phase of a planned 10-mile streetcar line that will expand transit options, spur economic development and improve…
Santa Clara VTA light rail celebrates 25 years of service
Twenty-five years ago on Dec. 11, a nine-mile, twelve-station light-rail transit line opened its car doors and would become the first of nine segments to offer passenger service in Santa…
San Francisco rail improvement projects completed
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency's (SFMTA) Church and Duboce Track and Street Improvement Project and the Carl Street Rail Replacement Project have been completed.
Calgary opens West LRT, completes 7 Avenue project
In Calgary, AB, Canada, the city's West LRT line officially opened on Dec. 10.
St. Paul Union Depot restoration completed
Ramsey County Regional Railroad Authority (RCRRA) in St. Paul, Minn., completed the $243-million historic restoration of the 90-year-old Union Depot train station.
Final early works contract for the Evergreen Line awarded
The final early works contract for the Evergreen Line in British Columbia, Canada, has been awarded, which lays the groundwork for major construction and helps to keep the project on…
Canada's transit ridership continues growth
According to the Canadian Urban Transit Association (CUTA), public transit ridership for the first six months of 2012 showed remarkable growth across Canada, registering an increase of 3.2 percent during…
Honolulu city council authorizes FTA grant for rail project
The Honolulu City Council voted eight to one in favor of authorizing the execution of the $1.55-billion Full Funding Grant Agreement with the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for the Honolulu…
Ottawa recommends Rideau Transit Group for light-rail project
In Ottawa, ON, Canada, city staff has recommended that the international consortium known as the Rideau Transit Group be awarded the contract to design, build, finance and maintain the Ottawa…
Phoenix Valley Metro names chief engineer
Phoenix Valley Metro in Arizona has hired Rick Brown as chief engineer/director of design and construction.
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