April 3, 2014
Installing a solar plant capable of generating 780 kilowatts of energy annually at its light rail operations and maintenance facility in Phoenix. The plant is estimated to save the agency approximately $100,000 on average per year.
March 26, 2014
The five-mile Orange Line extension from Belt Line Station to the newly rebuilt Terminal A at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport will bring the nation’s longest light rail system to 90 miles.
March 3, 2014
The trains would run from UNC Hospitals east along N.C. 54 before eventually reaching Duke University Medical Center, Duke University, and downtown Durham to Alston Ave. near N.C. Central University.
February 20, 2014
The project will reconfigure Metro's three existing light rail lines into two lines, eliminating the need for riders to transfer from light rail to the subway system lines and back.
February 12, 2014
Finished eight at-grade street crossings, 15 bridge structures, 40% of the Operations Campus and 70% of the utility work. When fully complete, the project will include six new light rail stations with intermodal parking facilities.
February 5, 2014
On-time performance for light rail vehicles increased from 47% in May to 51% in January, with an 8% decline in total hours of delay from 452 in May to 414 in December.
January 29, 2014
One study found that DART’s capital spending on light rail was almost $5.63 billion, or $4.7 billion in inflation-adjusted 2013 dollars. During that time, the expansion generated $7.4 billion in regional economic activity. Meanwhile, TOD investment has totaled $5.3 billion since the system's 1996 debut.
January 22, 2014
The opening of the 11-mile corridor is nearly six months earlier than required by the FTA, which is funding half the $957 million project.
January 8, 2014
A top state official said the 13 mile-long train system, which includes a link to the airport, won't be completed until December, more than five months after the end of the World Cup.
December 23, 2013
Agency estimates nearly 1,800 jobs have been created during construction of the two new light rail lines.
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