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HDR to manage D.C. streetcar project

Rail| September 29, 2010
The 37-mile-long planned streetcar system touches every ward within the District, with a network of new streetcar lines operating in eight corridors, often connecting neighborhoods with Metro rail stations.

Technical innovation to key Kinkisharyo North American growth

Rail| September 21, 2010
The LFX-300 is a hybrid vehicle propelled by either overhead electric catenary or on-board battery power. In battery-powered mode, it uses electricity stored from regenerative braking and by charging the batteries while running on catenary, minimizing total power consumption.
Rail| August 23, 2010

A tour of L.A.'s old streetcar system

KCRW's "LA Observed" discusses a time-lapse trip through the disputed rail right-of-way for Metro's Expo line in a video has gained popularity on YouTube
Bus| July 8, 2010

Livability initiative grant winners receive $293M

Six new streetcar and bus rapid transit projects will be funded with $130 million from the FTA's Urban Circulator Program, and 47 additional projects aimed at upgrading bus services and facilities are slated to receive more than $163 million from the FTA's Bus and Bus Livability Program.
Bus| July 1, 2010

Michigan approves new transit plan

The Rapid’s board of directors greenlighted the construction of modern streetcar and bus rapid transit lines. May require renewal or increase of a dedicated property tax.
Rail| May 18, 2010

SORTA to become streetcar partner

Operates Metro and Access non-profit, tax-funded public transit services, providing about 19 million rides per year in Greater Cincinnati.
Rail| May 11, 2010

'Summit' shows national interests

The Washington, D.C. "summit" organized by the Community Streetcar Coalition this past March reflected the interest of federal policy-makers as well as local officials and industry leaders in taking urban transportation in a new direction.
Rail| April 16, 2010

FTA awards TriMet $2.4M for streetcar research

At present there is no domestic manufacturer of streetcar propulsion systems. The propulsion system represents about 20 percent of the total cost of a vehicle. The FTA will fund 80 percent of the $3-million project, with a local match of $600,000.
Rail| March 15, 2010

New Orleans receives $45M for streetcar expansion

Grant was part of $1.5 billion TIGER Award from the U.S. DOT. It will expand the historic New Orleans streetcars through the city’s central business district, a corridor that is home to significant commercial and business activity.
Mobility| January 27, 2010

HDR wins New Orleans streetcar extensions

The environmental assessment and preliminary engineering work, which is under way, is slated to be completed in summer 2010.

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