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Streetcars may make comeback in Calif. city

Rail| May 29, 2013
The Oakland City Council approved a consultant contract to study the viability of an extended free shuttle route and electric streetcar system. Until 1958, the city had a streetcar system that brought passengers to ferries or commuter rail lines to San Francisco.

Former N.Y. MTA chief planning to run for mayor

Bus| January 15, 2013
Joseph Lhota’s potential run has been a popular topic since Hurricane Sandy, which brought him praise for the MTA's recovery from the worst flooding in the transit system's history.
Rail| September 24, 2012

2012 Women In Transportation: Helena Williams

President Long Island Rail Road New York, N.Y.
Rail| August 28, 2012

Honolulu halts light rail construction

Last week, the Hawaii Supreme Court ruled that state and city officials should not proceed with construction on the rail project until it completed an archaeological study of the entire 20-mile route.
Bus| March 6, 2012

U.S. mayors to Congress: Pass transportation bill

A letter signed by 188 U.S. mayors urged the House and Senate to enact bicameral, bipartisan surface transportation reauthorization legislation. In addition, the mayors also reiterated their strong opposition to a pending House bill that proposes to shift gas tax revenues away from public transportation.
Rail| December 27, 2011

Scrapped Detroit light rail still has investors

Despite Mayor Bing’s recent decision to end the proposed rail plan in favor of BRT, many investors are still supporting a scaled-back version of the project.
September 20, 2011

From farm to table via public transit

In Philadelphia, where more than 35 percent of the population relies on public transit as its sole means of transportation and about 25 percent of residents live below the poverty level, accessing affordable, fresh and healthy foods is a challenge. SEPTA is working with the City and The Food Trust to help make farm fresh fruits and vegetables a staple of Philadelphians’ diets.
Bus| May 3, 2011

U.S. mayors oppose gas tax without more transit investment

In a 176-city survey, released by the United States Conference of Mayors at the National Press Club on Tuesday, a majority of mayors said they will oppose a gas tax increase unless funding is directed to improve roads, bridges and expand transit, instead of highway expansion.
Rail| March 30, 2011

Honolulu rail opponents hire environmental lawyer

The attorney was hired to sue the City and County of Honolulu and the FTA to stop the $5.5 billion project.
Rail| March 22, 2011

Honolulu awards $946M in rail contracts

Ansaldo Honolulu, a joint venture of Ansaldo STS and Ansaldo Breda, will build the rail project's "core systems," while Kiewit Infrastructure West Co.'s contract is for design and construction of the second phase of the rail elevated guideway from Pearl City to Aloha Stadium.

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