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Houston opens two light rail lines HOUSTON's Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris Conty (Metro) celebrated the opening of two new light rail lines over the weekend of May 23.
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HOUSTON's Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris Conty (Metro) celebrated the opening of two new light rail lines over the weekend of May 23.   The 5.3km East/Green Line runs southeast from Theater District in downtown to Altic/Howard...
watco-acquires-texan-shortlines-from-iowa-pacific
WATCO Companies confirmed on May 18 that it has entered into a definitive agreement to purchased two west Texas shortlines from Iowa Pacific Holdings for an undisclosed sum. The 169km Texas and New Mexico Railway extends...
houston-to-revive-commuter-rail-project
HOUSTON will restart planning for its first commuter rail line under an agreement signed on May 18 by Republican Senator for western Harris County Mr John Culberson and Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (Metro)...
virginia-beach-approves-funds-for-lrt-planning
VIRGINIA Beach City Council has approved a $US 20m budget to fund development work over the next year on the planned extension of Hampton Roads Transit's (HRT) light rail line from the neighbouring city of...
north-east-corridor-accident-kills-five-in-philadelphia
INVESTIGATIONS are continuing into the cause of a derailment of an Amtrak train on the North East Corridor (NEC) in Philadelphia on the evening of May 12, which left seven people dead and over 200...
irj-co-founder-luther-miller-retires
LUTHER Miller, the co-founder of IRJ, has retired at the age of 88 after 59 years with IRJ's US sister publication Railway Age.After graduating from the University of North Carolina's journalism school at Chapel Hill,...
bombardier-to-sell-minority-stake-in-rail-business
AFTER several weeks of rumours in the financial press, Bombardier confirmed on May 7 that it will sell a minority stake in its rail business Bombardier Transportation through an initial public offering (IPO), which will...
toronto-pushes-ahead-with-finch-west-lrt
CONSTRUCTION of Toronto's 11km Finch West LRT project will commence in 2017, Ontario's minister of transportation Mr Stephen De Duca announced this week.   The east-west standard-gauge line will run at-grade from an interchange on the under-construction...
stadler-wins-tex-rail-dmu-contract
FORTH WORTH Transportation Authority board of directors has approved a decision to award Stadler a contract to supply eight DMUs for the 43.5km Tex Rail commuter rail line, which will link Fort Worth city centre...
san-diego-reveals-long-term-rail-vision
PROPOSALS for the expansion of commuter rail and light rail networks in southern California have been revealed as part of San Diego Association of Governments' (Sandag) draft 35-year regional plan, which was released for public...