Americas urban rail news

The latest streetcar, light rail, subway, metro and commuter rail news news from North and South America, including the USA, Canada, Mexico and Brazil.

Fast Forward plan seeks to renew the New York Subway

23 May 2018

USA: New York City Transit President Andy Byford has committed to significantly accelerate the renewal of the Subway and bus networks in the city under the Fast Forward programme unveiled on May ... more

Calgary Green Line funding approved

16 May 2018

CANADA: The first stage of Calgary’s Green Line light rail route is set to open by the end of 2026, following the confirmation of C$1·53bn of funding by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on May 15. This is said to be the largest ... more

Mobile ticketing arrives in Portland

08 May 2018

USA: Mobile ticketing was introduced to the Portland-Vancouver metropolitan area on May 2 with the launch of an Android app. The Virtual Hop Card uses Google Pay. Passengers can tap their smartphones on fare validators when ... more

Ottawa light rail project receives more provincial funding

04 May 2018

CANADA: Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure Bob Chiarelli announced on May 3 that the province is to contribute up to C$50m towards the construction of a 3·4 km extension of Ottawa’s Trillium Line to Limebank Road. The ... more