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light rail

n.
A rail transportation system involving trolleys, streetcars, or other, usually electrified methods of conveyance, whose rails are primarily on surface streets that are shared with other forms of transportation.

light′-rail′ adj.

light rail

n
(Railways) a transport system using small trains or trams, often serving parts of a large metropolitan area
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On 15 August, Metro Transit plans to open bids for the first construction contract for the Southwest light-rail line in Minnesota.
Urban planning that forces people to walk to a light-rail stop rather than driving their own cars could yield a slimmer, healthier populace, suggests new research from the University of Pennsylvania, Drexel University, and the RAND Corporation.
Despite improvements of late, the Department for Transport (DfT) still lacked an overall light-rail strategy, the report said.
The system will minimise light-rail system delays and undue standstills, thus enhancing city road safety levels, Telvent added.
The $330 million bus line sees more riders each weekday than the 3-year-old Gold Line, a light-rail system between Pasadena and downtown that was built at more than double the cost.
Last month, the commissioners of the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority authorized a $280,000 feasibility study and authorized a contract to be executed with the firm of Booz Allen Hamilton to examine the environmental and engineering issues regarding extension of light-rail access to the Sports Complex.
The desire to entice rich people--commonly called "choice" riders--is a big reason why pricey light-rail lines have broken ground in so many cities, and why more than two dozen cities are angling for federal funds to build more.
LIGHT-RAIL TRANSIT SYSTEMS have become a common fixture in many American cities over the past several decades.
Many companies this summer jumped on the TRAX system as prime marketing material, seeing the light-rail demographic as a retail and buying force to be targeted, says TRAX spokesman Kris McBride.
Dallas' 14-month-old, 20-mile light-rail starter system, born out of years of often acrimonious debate, is locking like a winner.
Siemens Transportation Systems (STS) is the number one supplier of light rail vehicles in North America with more than 850 light-rail vehicles ordered in the U.
Opened in 2004, the Metro Blue Line is Minnesota s first light-rail line.