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PB wins EIS contract for Detroit light rail project

Rail| October 20, 2010
The approximately $400 million project is for a proposed 9.3-mile light rail transit system expected to be in operation by 2016. The project is being structured as an innovative public-private partnership, with a private group, M1 Rail, providing funding and participating in the development of a portion of the system.

Transit top concern for Ottawa voters

Rail| October 18, 2010
Twenty-three percent of respondents said the city's plans for an upcoming light rail transit system concerned them most with 11 percent saying it was taxes. Overall, 57 percent said they were certain to vote next week.
Rail| October 15, 2010

San Francisco completes first refurbished LRV

The first completed LRV is currently being inspected by SFMTA personnel in order to ensure that all issues are addressed and that the rehabilitation of the remaining 142 vehicles is done correctly by AnsaldoBreda, the manufacturer.
Rail| October 14, 2010

Despite budget woes, Portland, Ore. to host Rail-Volution conference

More than 1,000 transportation planners, advocates and urban developers will attend next week, while TriMet struggles with light rail funding issues.
Rail| October 12, 2010

Revenue loss may prevent Sound Transit light rail extension

Agency is experiencing a $3.9 billion revenue loss through 2023. This is $800 million more than was previously projected.
Rail| October 12, 2010

Valley Metro unveils driver safety train wrap

The wrap showcases a bold, yet simple, public safety message: “Stop on Red.” Obeying traffic signals is key to safely sharing the road with the 20-mile, in-street light rail system.
Rail| September 20, 2010

CAF USA asks FTA to reconsider Houston Metro decision

The company said the FTA's decision was based on incomplete or erroneous information — starting with the name and nationality of the firm holding the contract.
Rail| September 16, 2010

Fla.'s PSTA chief resigns, leaves light rail efforts in lurch

Advocates for rail and expanded bus service in Florida's Pinellas County — where transit funding lags behind other large areas — hoped Garling could help orchestrate a local referendum in 2011 or 2012.
Rail| August 31, 2010

L.A. Metro issues RFP for light rail extension

The $450 million-plus design-build-finance project will involve final design, construction and financing of 11.5-miles of track, utilities, crossings and systems, as well as six stations, multiple bridges and a 25 acre-plus light rail maintenance facility.
Rail| August 30, 2010

ASU students, Metro form LR awareness pilot

The ambassador program is staffed by ASU students and PTS employees who volunteer for the position.

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