News Tagged With: light-rail
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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.


May 28, 2014

Edmonton light rail project receives $150M infusion

The project is the first funding announcement since the launch of the New Building Canada Fund, the Government of Canada's unprecedented long-term infrastructure plan.


May 28, 2014

2 men convicted in Sound Transit copper wire thefts

The pair reportedly used bolt cutters to detach the copper wire, entering maintenance hatches in a tunnel that runs below the elevated stretch of the light rail between the SeaTac and Rainier Beach rail stops, from November 2010 through August 2011.


May 27, 2014

Seattle's Sound Transit 2014 ridership up

It was the busiest first three months of the year in Sound Transit history. Link light rail ridership grew 15%, with 2.3 million first quarter boardings and an average of almost 30,000 on weekdays.


May 15, 2014

Md. MTA adds next-train arrival technology

The $1.1 million system includes the installation of GPS antennas, cellular modems, specialized software and computers on all 53 light rail vehicles.


April 3, 2014

Valley Metro begins $2.8M light rail solar project

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.


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