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WA: Seattle's George Benson Waterfront Trolleys to Roll in St. Louis

St. Louis bought three of the vintage cars for $200,000 and will run them on a 2.2-mile route, mainly in The Loop area along Delmar Boulevard.

CA: OCTA Approves Concept for Streetcar Stops

The conceptual design for OC Streetcar stops is rolling forward, but not without criticism from county transportation board members.

CA: Officials Plan More Ferry Trips, Fewer Bus Trips, Between Vallejo and San Francisco

The San Francisco Ferry Service is planning to eliminate some bus rides from Vallejo to San Francisco, replacing most of them with new ferry trips, local transportation officials said.

ID: Boise's New Downtown Transit Center is Open

After more than a decade of false starts and frustration, Valley Regional Transit achieved one of the biggest landmarks in the public transportation authority's history Monday when it began operating buses out of an underground hub downtown.

CA: Sonoma County Seeks to Quiet SMART Train Horns Outside Cities

It's the latest effort in Sonoma and Marin counties to limit the sound of SMART horns, which are designed for safety but have become a nuisance for many living and working along the rail line.

TX: Trinity Railway Express Expands Dallas-Fort Worth Commuter Rail

Trinity Railway Express is expanding its commuter routes between Fort Worth and Dallas in an effort to provide more regular service during peak periods and also to offer riders more late-night options.

OR: New Multnomah Falls Bus Service Exceeds Expectations, Improvements Coming 2017

More than 30,000 people took the bus in 2016, which ran Friday, Saturday and Sunday from May 27 to Sept. 25. It stopped at the Gateway Transit Center in Portland, Rooster Rock State Park and Multnomah Falls.

IL: State Funding Problems Worry CityLink, Other Transit Agencies

The Springfield-based Illinois Public Transportation Association said "delays in payments from the state of Illinois have caused the shutdown of a western Illinois transit system and threaten to shut down others over the next several weeks.

Interim No More, Rob Gannon Selected to Lead Metro

Eight months after Kevin Desmond’s abrupt departure for Vancouver, BC, Metro again has a General Manager. Later this morning, County Executive Dow Constantine will name Interim GM Rob Gannon as the permanent General Manager. By deciding against a wider candidate search and going with an internal hire, Gannon represents a choice for continuity. Metro appears content […]

UW Releases Draft of 2018 Campus Master Plan

On October 5th, the University of Washington released its draft Seattle Campus Master Plan (CMP) along with an accompanying Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The Plan governs the University’s future development on campus between 2018 and 2028. Show More Summary

STB November 2016 Election Endorsements

These are STB’s endorsements for this November’s General Election. As always, candidate endorsements are meant to only reflect their positions on transit and land use. Ballot Measures YES on Sound Transit Proposition 1. Our full endorsement is here, and much more material is here. This measure, informally known as Sound Transit 3, would build 62 miles […]

TX: Astrodome Gets its Due on Metro Rail Stop

Just in time for Super Bowl LI in Houston, the so-called Eighth Wonder of the World is set to become the No. 1 light rail stop for the thousands of visitors to NRG Park, the complex that includes the football stadium.

China is Working on a New Maglev Train that Can Reach 600 km/h

CRRC Corp Ltd, China's largest rail transportation equipment maker, has said that it has started research and development on a new type of maglev train that could reach 600 km/h, far faster than anything else in operation today.

Bombardier to cut 7,500 jobs across its global operations

Bombardier has announced plans to cut 7,500 jobs across its global workforce as part of its efforts to reduce costs and streamline operations.

Siemens to electrify Metro Line 1 in Quito, Ecuador

The Acciona-Odebrecht construction consortium has selected Siemens to electrify the entire Metro Line 1 in Quito, Ecuador.

UK’s Virgin Trains unveils new Explorer navigation app

UK's Virgin Trains has launched its new Explorer app to help customers navigate and locate friends, shops, and platforms.

Greenbriar Equity Group Partners with Management to Acquire Frauscher Sensor Technology

In 2015, the Josef Frauscher Private Foundation and Michael Thiel, CEO of Frauscher Sensor Technology, agreed on a management buyout (MBO) of the whole Frauscher Sensor Technology Group. Consequently the business group was, in association with the cu…

Anheuser-Busch Beer 120-mile Run with Self-driving Truck Breaks New Ground

CNBC reports, “As beer runs go, this one stands out. Anheuser-Busch hauled a trailer loaded with beer 120 miles in an autonomous-drive truck, completing what’s believed to be the first commercial shipment by a self-driving vehicle. The...Show More Summary

FL Gov. Scott Appoints Bennett Barrow to THEA Board reports that Florida Gov. Rick Scott has named Bennett Barrow to the Tampa-Hillsborough County Expressway Authority. “The 36-year-old Barrow is vice president of Barrow Asset Management. He received his bachelor’s...Show More Summary

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