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Utah's S-Line streetcar ridership continues to rise

Rail| June 1, 2017

Ridership has gone up over the previous year for every single month the service has been in operation. Much of the increase in ridership is attributed to new development along the S-Line.

The Evolution of Streetcar Technology

| May 30, 2017

While streetcars may seem like an old fashioned or nostalgic mode of transportation, today’s streetcar is far from your grandmother’s trolley. The modern streetcar has evolved in major ways in response to shifts in community needs as well as technological advances.

Rail| May 23, 2017

OCTA to seek FTA Full Funding Agreement for streetcar project

The project is expected to cost approximately $299.3 million, with other funding coming from state cap-and-trade funding, other federal and local funding.

Rail| May 15, 2017

Detroit's QLine streetcar system launches

The $142 million streetcar system championed by Penske is expected to host 5,000 to 8,000 riders per day.

Management & Operations| May 10, 2017

WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff to operate as WSP USA in U.S.

Parsons Brinckerhoff, a transportation engineering and management organization founded in 1885 in New York City, was acquired in 2014 by WSP, a global professional services consultancy.

Mobility| May 3, 2017

Streetcar design, tech advances give owners greater flexibility in alignments

Modern streetcars have been successfully inserted into the built environment without the need for additional right-of-way and with minimal disturbance to existing on-street parking spaces, streets, or utilities, allowing owners to bring greater mobility to urban areas once thought too complex for streetcars.

April 26, 2017

How Streetcars are Meeting the Needs of Modern Cities

Perhaps one of the most misunderstood elements of modern streetcars is what they can offer a city, and in particular, what they can offer that other modes of transportation can’t.

Rail| April 24, 2017

Siemens launches new business to digitalize the U.S. rail industry

Powered by software tools, the Digital Service business will help rail operators reduce unplanned downtime, improve operational efficiency, and enable improved business planning and performance, as well as generate energy and cost savings.

Rail| April 12, 2017

Brookville completes Detroit's QLINE streetcar delivery early

The streetcars have been gradually undergoing testing in preparation for the forthcoming line opening.

March 22, 2017

How Cities Are Embracing Streetcars Once Again

The streetcar might seem like a transit method of the past, but look at some of the major metropolitan areas in the U.S. — Portland, Seattle, Salt Lake City, Tucson, Atlanta, Dallas, Washington D.C. and Orange County — and it’s clear that cities are starting to embrace the streetcar once again. While it’s one cog in the wheel of a comprehensive transit system, streetcar systems can act as a boon for economic development, and a powerful tool for revitalizing sagging corridors and attracting the much-sought after talent of a young, hip workforce who choose to reduce, delay, or completely forego car ownership.

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