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Streetcar Projects Continue Breaking Ground Despite Uncertain Federal Future

Rail| March 14, 2012
Federal officials look at new rules to make streetcars more eligible — but overall funding may be cut in budget battles.

Cincinnati breaks ground on 3.9-mile streetcar

Rail| February 21, 2012
Will connect Cincinnati's riverfront and downtown employers with Findlay Market and the Over-the Rhine historic district, revitalizing neighborhoods along the route and giving people greater mobility and access to jobs and services.
Bus| December 15, 2011

Nashville study finds BRT half as costly as streetcars

Estimates a BRT system would cost $136 million to construct, less than half the $275 million required for streetcars. The number of trips riders would make on either system would be about the same, 4,500 average weekday trips on BRT versus 4,800 on streetcars in the first year.
Rail| December 15, 2011

AECOM wins New Orleans streetcar contract

Will prepare final design documents for the second phase of the expansion, which spans more than a mile of the established Rampart/St. Claude transit corridor in the heart of the city and serves the French Quarter as well as other historic neighborhoods.
Rail| November 28, 2011

RIPTA streetcar project puts Brown U. shuttle service in doubt

Currently, a shuttle is the university's only transportation system to the Med School and affiliated hospitals.
Rail| October 26, 2011

San Francisco MTA names yard after Cameron Beach

Was a member of the SFMTA board of directors for more than four years and was especially admired for his transit expertise and passion for public transportation. His career in transportation spanned 44 years, including 25 years with the Sacramento Regional Transit District.
Rail| October 21, 2011

San Antonio council approves streetcars

The streetcar line is expected to be completed by 2015.
Accessibility| October 5, 2011

Thermo King unveils streetcar, bus products

To meet customer demand for the new low-floor streetcar market, Thermo King is launching a custom mid-size HVAC unit to provide a reliable, compact and efficient solution. Engineers at Thermo King worked closely with key railcar manufacturers to produce this new unit.
Rail| October 5, 2011

Parsons Brinckerhoff to manage New Orleans streetcar project

In 2010, the RTA received a $45 million TIGER grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to build a streetcar loop on Loyola Avenue from Canal Street to the Union Passenger Terminal (UPT), a 1.4-mile route through the central business district.
Rail| October 3, 2011

ameriTRAM ends year-long tour at EXPO

Vehicle is a 100 percent low-floor streetcar powered by e-Brid, a propulsion technology that enables operation powered by overhead catenary or on-board lithium-ion batteries.

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