Ft. Lauderdale streetcar system wins county approval

Posted on September 19, 2008

The Broward County Commission in Florida agreed to own and operate downtown Fort Lauderdale’s long-planned electric streetcar system, called The Wave, and approved a preliminary route.

With a targeted operational date of 2012, The Wave electric streetcar system will share lanes with vehicles along a 2.7-mile route and offer access to governmental offices, college campuses, parks and open spaces, transportation centers and more.

Designed as a transit “circulator” for downtown, The Wave will connect with Broward’s bus transit system, promote linkages with the Tri-Rail commuter system and serve as the critical eastern anchor for a future countywide rail transit network.

Broward County will now go through a federally mandated rating process. After the project has received a favorable rating, the federal government and the State of Florida will assist in funding the system, according to officials. The city of Fort Lauderdale also made a financial commitment in April to help build the system.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

STV, WSP USA to support L.A. Metro rail vehicle acquisition

Acquisition of new heavy rail vehicles and associated equipment that will play a key part in Metro’s systemwide rail expansion over the next decade.

Stadler breaks ground on railcar manufacturing plant in Salt Lake City

Its 62-acre property boasts 75,000 square feet of production space for the bogie, main, pre- and final assembly of single- and bi-level trains.

Stadler, Fort Worth Transportation Authority unveil 1st U.S. FLIRT train

The new commuter trains for TEXRail have been designed to reach maximum speeds of 81 mph and boast a coupled length of 266 feet each.

Design-build taking transit into the future

Design-build minimizes risk, reduces delivery time, keeps budgets in line, and mitigates funding partner concerns throughout project duration. With traditional design-bid-build, owners, designers, and contractors are segregated from design concept to final construction.

Texas' DCTA taps LAN for railroad engineering services

As part of its services, LAN will provide rail system guideway design, additions or modifications to existing guideway, signal system design, rail bridge engineering and inspection, station design, schedule modeling, and emergency railroad engineering services.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment



Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close