Officials Say Rail Line Is Houston's Key to the Olympics
- Olympic finish for FGW HLOS programme. // Rail Business Intelligence;3/8/2012, Issue 409, p6
The article informs that train operating company, First Great Western Ltd., would deliver additional(light transit vehicle) LTV 48 vehicles before the commencement of Olympic Games in July 27, 2012, with 20 percent increase in capacity.
- Olympics 2012. Lubell, Sam // Architectural Record;Jan2005, Vol. 193 Issue 1, p40
The article states that cities have long used the Olympics to reinvigorate their infrastructure and image. Barcelona revamped itself for the 1992 games with a recovered waterfront, new highways, and stadiums by masters like Rafael Moneo. Athens built new roads, subways, and grand stadiums by no...
- Inexact Opposite. Fallows, James // Atlantic;Jun2009, Vol. 303 Issue 5, p28
The article discusses attempts by China to develop world-class accommodations including a light rail system for the 2008 Olympic Games and the world-class Opposite House hotel in Beijing by Kengo Kuma. The author notes China's strengths in the flexibility of its manufacturing and building...
- RIO GETS READY. KAVALAR, MICHAEL // Planning;Jul2016, Vol. 82 Issue 7, p14
The article focuses on the preparation of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for the 2016 Olympic Games that will be held in the country. Topics discussed include several legacy and infrastructure projects for the event such as light rail and subway expansion, the pacification of favelas, and the statement...
- Kuala Lumpur builds two light-rail lines. Reina, Peter // ENR: Engineering News-Record;1/15/96, Vol. 236 Issue 2, p57
Reports on the construction of light-rail systems in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Opening of the first leg of the STAR light-rail system on February 1996; Start of construction of the Putra rail system.
- Light rail job running along. // ENR: Engineering News-Record;03/03/97, Vol. 238 Issue 9, p20
Reports on the efforts to make the completion deadline for a light rail system project in San Diego, California. Environmental requirements and site access restrictions hampering the construction's progress; Number of stations encompassing the project.
- Will light rail become hostage to union demands? // Enterprise/Salt Lake City;09/15/97, Vol. 27 Issue 12, p18
Anticipates the impact of the proposed light rail transit to Salt Lake City, Utah. Concern arising from the Bay Area Rapid Transit Strike in San Francisco, California; Risks of giving labor unions power to go on strike.
- Dipping sales force shops to cut hours, close on Main St. Jones, Lara // Enterprise/Salt Lake City;04/27/98, Vol. 27 Issue 44, p1
Reports on the economic impact of the light rail construction project in Salt Lake City, Utah. Decline in the sales of businesses affected by the closure of Main Street; Plans of several shops to cut back hours of operation; Tax credits recommended by some shops to compensate for losses during...
- New Tramlink cars arrive. // Rail Business Intelligence;2/23/2012, Issue 408, p6
The article reports that six Variobahn trams, the first of London Tramlines, will start its service by the end of February 2012.