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Brookville delivers 100th streetcar vehicle, 50th PCC streetcar in 2018

Rail| October 15, 2018

In August 2018, Brookville also delivered the fourth in an order of five of its modern Liberty Streetcar vehicles with onboard energy storage system to the City of Milwaukee.

Brookville wins Manufacturer of the Year award

Rail| October 9, 2018

The Global Light Rail Awards are held annually in London to recognize achievements in the light rail industry around the world.

Rail| September 27, 2018

Community Streetcar Coalition names new executive committee

Adelee Le Grand, VP at Transdev and chief strategy officer in service to the New Orleans Regional Transit Authority,will serve as chair.

Rail| September 26, 2018

OCTA awards OC Streetcar construction contract

Walsh Construction, with a bid of $220.5 million, was selected among four construction firms that met pre-qualification requirements and submitted bids.

Rail| August 9, 2018

Brookville Equipment Corp. marks 100th anniversary

Originally founded as Brookville Truck and Tractor Co. in 1918 when local Ford-dealer installed flanged rail wheels on standard Ford Model-T.

Rail| March 28, 2018

Siemens lands 8-vehicle order from OC Streetcar

The contract for the streetcars comes with the option to purchase up to 10 additional streetcars at a later date, if necessary.

Rail| January 8, 2018

KC Streetcar extension gets Fed green light to enter project development phase

The KC Streetcar Main Street Extension project will build upon the downtown streetcar service and will support work required to further develop and advance the southern extension towards the University of Missouri, Kansas City.

Rail| November 29, 2017

Busy New Orleans corridor to re-open in advance of streetcar expansion

The timing roughly aligns with Transdev's original Nov. 27 estimated completion date for the $9.8 million project, which aims to stretch the Canal streetcar line across the Canal Boulevard-City Park Avenue intersection before linking with new bus and streetcar shelters near Rosedale Drive.

Rail| September 20, 2017

City Council approves transfer of Atlanta Streetcar to MARTA

The $99 million streetcar opened in December 2014 amid sky-high expectations, but ridership failed to meet expectations in its first year and plummeted nearly 60% after the city began charging $1 to ride.

August 2, 2017

Understanding Streetcar Costs, Funding, Operations and Partnerships

On a per-mile, capital cost basis, streetcar systems typically cost more than bus systems, but less than light rail (LRT). One of the biggest contributors to this difference is right-of-way: streetcars and buses typically run within an existing roadway and thus require minimal property acquisition...

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