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Ore. awarded $75M to fund streetcar expansion

Bus| May 1, 2009
A portion of the total project cost is being funded by FTA’s Small Starts program. Upon completion, the extension will include 18 new stations, seven new vehicles and capital improvements to accommodate streetcar operations.

TTC report recommends Bombardier

Rail| April 28, 2009
New light rail vehicles will help address crowding on the TTC’s streetcar routes, and accommodate ridership growth.
Bus| March 11, 2009

METRO Briefs

Topeka Transit loses $215K in fuel gamble. Transit chief pledges no service cuts. Utah mayor switches from streetcar to light rail.
Rail| December 16, 2008

Toronto Transit unveils vehicle arrival notification pilot

Customers will be able to find out when their next bus or streetcar will arrive by information displayed on screens in subway stations or at select TTC stops.
Rail| December 10, 2008

British transit company launches U.S. provider

Parry Transit, the new American unit of Parry U.K., will plan, design and deploy Parry streetcar systems for the U.S. market.
Rail| December 1, 2008

Oregon Ironworks builds first U.S.-built modern streetcar

The first modern streetcar built in the U.S. should be in service in Portland by the beginning of 2009.
Bus| December 1, 2008

Streetcar Systems Ready for Resurgence and Hungry for Money

As numerous cities are looking to reap the benefits of implementing streetcar systems, such as urban redevelopment and enhancing pedestrian mobility, many face hurdles when it comes to qualifying for Small Starts funding. Portland and Seattle serve as models for other cities looking to build projects without federal help.
Bus| October 1, 2008

METRO Briefs

Free transit included in 2010 Olympics tickets. Salt Lake City mayor: streetcars a priority. Northern Florida considering BRT.

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