Light rail foes unable to revive Vancouver petition

citizens who support a vote on a new light rail extension made their case to the Vancouver City Council, but were not able to revive a petition the county declared invalid this month. The light rail opponents circulated a proposal that would have prohibited the use of Vancouver city funds to extend a light rail system into town from Portland, Ore.

Shuster announces T&I leadership

The committee’s vice chairman will be Rep. John J. Duncan Jr. (R-TN). As vice chairman, Duncan will play a critical role in moving forward the committee’s agenda.

N.H. committee votes in favor of rail study

The study, which is estimated to cost $1.9 million, must be voted on by the Executive Council next month. The New Hampshire Rail Transit Authority asked to be included in the study process.

NJ Transit restoration of rail at pre-Sandy levels

Additional trains on the North Jersey Coast Line restored service levels into New York to 100%. Systemwide, the agency’s rail division reached 94% of its pre-Sandy service level, operating 658 of the 700 weekday trains scheduled prior to the storm.

N.C. light rail generates $18.8M in tax revenue

The Charlotte Area Transit System has generated the revenue along the corridor since it was built five years ago. An expansion project is set to begin in 2014.

Valley Metro kicks off light rail construction

The 3.2 mile extension is another significant step in the development of a regional transportation network in the Valley. Expansion of light rail is also under way in Central Mesa and is expected to be complete in 2015.

MBCR conductors go mobile

Unique technology, developed by Massachusetts-based mobile firm Raizlabs, will feed real-time service information into the palm of a conductor’s hand as the application’s satellite function will show the speed, exact location and track assignment of every train on the commuter rail system.

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