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Charlotte, N.C. receives $25M for streetcars

Rail| September 19, 2011
The City of Charlotte has acquired three vintage streetcars to be used for the project, which is funded through an FTA grant program. The Charlotte Area Transportation System will operate and maintain the streetcar system once it is constructed.

Utah taps HDR for streetcar design services

Rail| September 15, 2011
The Sugar House Streetcar project construction costs are estimated to be approximately $37 million. HDR will provide preliminary engineering and final design services for the track work, structures, drainage, utility relocations, stations, street reconstruction and at-grade crossings.
Rail| September 8, 2011

PB to manage New Orleans RTA streetcar construction

Team will be responsible for providing construction management and support staff throughout the construction and close-out phases. The firm will also monitor and control project schedule and budget.
Rail| August 22, 2011

Kansas City may have streetcar system by 2015

For about 20 years, Kansas City has spent millions of dollars trying to develop light-rail plans that covered many miles and reached into different areas of the city. This time, the city is focusing on a 2-mile route centered in downtown.
Rail| August 1, 2011

Dallas streetcar project cleared to proceed

The 1.6-mile streetcar project is a collaborative endeavor involving the North Central Texas Council of Governments, City of Dallas and Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART), as well as the FTA.
Rail| July 13, 2011

FTA releases $47.6M for Atlanta streetcar

Will run 2.6 miles through the heart of the city's business, tourism and convention corridor and connect with the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority rail system and numerous area bus routes.
Rail| June 7, 2011

New Orleans breaks ground on streetcar project

In addition, Secretary LaHood said that the New Orleans Regional Transit Authority will receive a $400,000 grant from the FTA to establish a streetcar maintenance training program to assist in hiring and training skilled streetcar maintenance workers.
Rail| June 6, 2011

U.S. DOT encourages production of steel streetcar rails

Industry experts estimate that 18,000 metric tons of steel girder rail will be needed over the next three years to meet the demand of streetcar projects being planned and built in the U.S. That amount is expected to expand to upwards of 33,000 metric tons over the coming decade.
Rail| May 19, 2011

Siemens awarded Atlanta streetcar contract

The first car is expected to be delivered in September 2012 with revenue service beginning in early 2013. These will be the first streetcars in Atlanta since 1949 and will mark Siemens entry into the streetcar market in the U.S.
Bus| April 26, 2011

CATS Light Rail Success Moves Transit Plan Ahead

The 9.6-mile LYNX Blue Line light rail has been a runaway success for the City of Charlotte, N.C., and will be enhanced by a 9.4-mile extension expected to open around 2016.

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