News Tagged With: light-rail
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September 30, 2014

L.A. Metro breaks ground on Regional Connector light rail segment

The project will reconfigure Metro's three existing LRT lines into two lines, which will eliminate the need for riders to make cumbersome transfers from light rail to the Metro Red or Purple Line subway system, and then back onto light rail, to reach their destinations.


September 23, 2014

Bombardier to supply light rail vehicles to Manchester system in U.K.

Together with consortium partner Vossloh Kiepe, company has signed an option to supply 16 additional *BOMBARDIER *FLEXITY Swift light rail vehicles (LRVs) to Transport for Greater Manchester’s Metrolink system.


September 19, 2014

Honolulu building rail system of the future

Instead of human drivers, a centrally-located computer system will control stops, departures, and speed, and even open and close doors. HART officials expect operations to be cheaper and safer.


August 15, 2014

Phoenix Mayor forms committee to explore transportation options

The committee will be made up of citizens and led by former U.S. Secretary of Transportation and former director of the Arizona DOT Mary Peters.


August 7, 2014

Mobile app helps MTS move San Diego Comic-Con attendees

Comic-Con — a five-day celebration of popular art and entertainment at the annual convention along downtown San Diego’s scenic bay front — attracts 130,000 attendees and the San Diego Trolley system handles more than 215,000 extra passenger trips during the festivities.


July 9, 2014

Dallas makes final prep for opening rail line to airport

DART and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport are making final preparations on the last segment of the Orange Line, which arrives at the new Airport Station on Monday, Aug. 18.


June 26, 2014

L.A. Metro approves station to connect rail to airport

The $200 million station would connect Metro's Crenshaw Line, now being built, to a proposed aerial, monorail-like system that will carry passengers to their terminals.


June 18, 2014

AECOM P3 group awarded Canadian contract

The GrandLinq P3 will design, build, finance, operate and maintain a new at-grade light rail transit (LRT) system between the cities of Waterloo and Kitchener. The contract is expected to be worth approximately $23 million to AECOM.


June 16, 2014

Minneapolis' Metro Transit opens new light rail system

The Green Line is an 11-mile light-rail line connecting downtown Minneapolis, the University of Minnesota and downtown St. Paul.


June 4, 2014

Streetcars: The Transit System America Threw Away

D.C.'s Dupont Circle’s ghostly streetcar station is another reminder that America once had an extensive and efficient interurban transit system. Now, as cities from Buffalo to San Diego look to light rail, it’s worth thinking about the astonishing transit system we built and then threw away.


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