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Phoenix spends $125K to assist homeless on light rail system

The light rail system for metro Phoenix is taking steps to help homeless people who have prompted complaints from other passengers about unruly behavior and other concerns. The Phoenix City … Click to Continue »

Installation Error Cause of Link’s August Electrical Malfunction

On August 8, a severe electrical malfunction at the Tukwila traction power substation caused extensive damage to the unit, according to Paul Denison, director of light rail operations at Sound Transit. Following the outage, drivers were given orders to slow acceleration. Show More Summary

ABB Helps Toronto Railway Cut Emissions to Zero

ABB has announced it will provide key components for power distribution for the Eglinton Crosstown project, a new light rail transit line (LRT) in Toronto, Canada.

WA: Sound Transit Sues to Get More Than 50 Properties for Link Light Rail

The transit agency says it needs more than 50 North Sound properties that hug the east side of I-5 for light rail.

Can you think of any awesome names for the new Canberra Light Rail Vehicles?

6 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

OK, I admit I’m a bit of a light rail nerd. Having studied mechanical engineering before I ended up working in politics, the design, scale, and durability of rail transport has always been attractive. The prospect of the first line of the new Canberra Metro Light Rail Network opening next year is exciting for lots […]

Construction begins on Gold Line extension to Montclair

Coming in 2027 A groundbreaking ceremony Saturday marked the official start of construction on a 12.3-mile extension of Metro’s Gold Line that will bring the light rail route all the way to the western edge of San Bernardino County. Don’t expect to see a ton of track being laid just yet, though. Show More Summary

Here’s a look at the entire route for Metro’s Gold Line extension to Montclair

12.3 miles and six new stops Metro’s Gold Line keeps stretching farther and farther east, and work is set to begin this weekend on an extension of the light rail route all the way to the Pomona Valley. To give a sense of how much ground...Show More Summary

More safety inspectors to board light rail project after recent breaches

More safety inspectors are to be deployed to the light rail project by the end of the year after a series of recent breaches and as construction ramps up. Contractors were hit with $14,000 in fines and Prohibition and Improvement Notices for several breaches, including a fire incident. WorkSafe ACT said three Prohibition Notices and one Improvement […]

ST Q3 2017 Ridership Report

Sound Transit’s ridership continues to rise, fueled mostly by light rail expansion, according third quarter ridership numbers released by the agency last week. Ridership across the system was up 6.5% over the same quarter in 2016. In an accompanying press release, Sound Transit lauded current year-to-date ridership in 2017, up 26% on Link and 12% […]

Microsoft: We're razing our Redmond campus to build a mini city

No more cars, new soccer and cricket fields, cafes, bike tracks, bridges, light rail and more.

Tour the Transit Control Center

Behind every bus driver and Link light rail operator is a team huddled behind a crowd of computer screens, monitoring buses and trains as they traverse the region. Sound Transit’s Link Control Center (pictured above) and King County Metro Transit’s Control Center (TCC) are collocated inside Metro’s Transit Control Center Building on the south side […]

TN: Nashville Mayor Addresses Skeptics' 'Transit Myths'

Regarding the transit myth about density, Mayor Barry said that waiting for every neighborhood to become denser will create more congestion in the long run, as opposed to her idea preempting more gridlock by bringing light rail to developing neighborhoods

Fluor Joint Venture Selected for Boston Green Line Rail Extension Project

Fluor Corp. has announced that a Fluor-led joint venture was selected by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority as the design-build team for the estimated $2 billion Green Line Light Rail Extension in Boston.

Sound Transit Orders Five Additional Light Rail Vehicles for Tacoma Link Extension to Stadium, Hilltop Neighborhoods

The Sound Transit Board of Directors has approved an order for five additional light rail vehicles from Brookville Equipment Corporation for the Tacoma Link Extension.

Sound Transit Approves Station Names and Vehicles for Tacoma Link Extension

The extension of Tacoma Link to the Hilltop neighborhood is nearing the start of construction, slated for next year, and Sound Transit has recently finalized several key details, including an order for new light rail vehicles, the permanent names for the stations, and the final design of the stations after public feedback. Vehicles On Thursday, […]

Foothill Gold Line Extension to Generate $2.6B in Economic Return and Tens of Thousands of Jobs During Construction

The Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority released a report prepared by Beacon Economics detailing the economic benefits resulting from the upcoming construction and operation of the 12.3-mile Foothill Gold Line light rail extension to the region.

West Seattle Begins Planning for Light Rail

The 4.7 mile Link extension isn’t scheduled to reach West Seattle for at least another 13 years, but residents aren’t wasting any time preparing for light rail expansion. Not wanting to wait for Sound Transit to launch the formal public process scheduled to begin in early 2018, on Wednesday the Junction Neighborhood Organization hosted the transit […]

‘Hate you Chinese fckers’: California train passenger’s ‘deplorable’ racist attack caught on video

3 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) authorities are opening an investigation into a violent racist incident that took place Monday night on a light rail train. CBS News said that multiple passengers called 911 around 10 minutes after 10 p.m. on Monday to report that a white man was attacking an Asian man...

Twin Cities transit workers authorize possible Super Bowl strike

Public transportation in the Twin Cities leading up to Super Bowl LII could be difficult if local transit workers follow through on a planned strike. According to Janet Moore of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, union bus, light rail and additional metro transit workers voted to reject a contract offer from the Metropolitan Council and authorize a [more]

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