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.

San Francisco fare collection to be modernised

12 Sep 2018

USA: San Francisco Metropolitan Transportation Commission has selected Cubic Transportation Systems as preferred bidder to modernise its Clipper fare collection system. Cubic currently operates the regional fare collection ... more

Cubic Transportation Systems is developing augmented reality technology for mobile devices with the aim of enhancing the public transport user experience for passengers with disabilities.

Using technology to empower passengers with disabilities

07 Sep 2018

WAYFINDING: Cubic Transportation Systems is developing augmented reality technology for mobile devices with the aim of enhancing the public transport user experience for passengers with disabilities. While transport operators ... more

FTA announces zero-emission bus funding

06 Sep 2018

USA: The Federal Transit Administration announced on August 24 that it is providing grants totalling $84·5m to cities and transport authorities for the purchase of electric and low-emission buses as well as related infrastructure ... more

Washington Metro starts next fleet renewal

06 Sep 2018

USA: Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority has unveiled plans to replace its oldest remaining trainsets, which are now approaching life-expiry. The agency issued a request for proposals on September 4 for the design and ... more

The Surrey – Newton – Guildford LRT would be the first light rail line in British Columbia.

Vancouver light rail and metro funding announced

05 Sep 2018

CANADA: Federal and provincial funding for the Surrey – Newton – Guildford Light Rail Transit and Broadway Subway projects in Vancouver was announced by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Premier of British Columbia John Horgan ... more

New York seeks funding to build Brooklyn light rail

03 Sep 2018

USA: Mayor of New York Bill de Blasio has confirmed the city’s intention to develop a modern light rail route serving districts of Brooklyn and Queens which are poorly served by the Subway ... more

KC Streetcar sets ridership record

24 Aug 2018

USA: The KC Streetcar recorded its highest monthly ridership to date in July, when 262 593 passenger-journeys were taken. Ridership is higher on Saturdays than on weekdays, with the respective figures averaging 14 085 ... more