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Tri-Rail to open at the airport
South Florida Regional Transportation Authority/Tri-Rail’s
new Miami International Airport Station (MIA) will open April 5, 2015, as part of the Miami Intermodal Center (MIC).
Ontario Province to fund entire Hurontario LRT
Canada’s Ontario Province will be covering the entire cost of a 14.2-mile, $1.6 billion light rail line connecting the Port Credit (Mississauga) and Brampton GO Transit regional/commuter rail stations, Transportation Minister Steven Del Duca confirmed on April 21, 2015. According to...
FRA awards $21.2 million in grants
The Federal Railroad Administration has awarded eight grants totaling more than $21.2 million for projects involving grade crossing safety, Positive Train Control implementation and passenger rail. FRA awarded the grants as part of a Notice of Funding Availability it issued in...
Metra, unions implementing a C3RS
Management and transportation unions at Chicago’s Metra regional/commuter rail system have entered into an agreement to create a Confidential Close Call Reporting System (C3RS) designed “to proactively address safety issues and create a more positive safety culture,” the agency said. According...
Atkins expands in North America
U.K.-based Atkins, a global design, engineering and project management firm, is expanding its rail transportation presence in North America with new executive hires and a new design center in Pittsburgh, Pa. David Thurston, Ph.D., PE, a senior technical director, will lead...
Easy on, easy off
Flexible, cost-effective, and safe, Amtrak’s innovative Mobile Passenger Scaffolding benefits passengers and work crews alike. On many passenger rail systems, the Bridge and Building (B&B) Department is an important part of an effective track production program, keeping heavy track production units...
Ontario on the move
Ontario’s Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GHTA) has entered into a new growth phase, thanks to funding availability, and political leadership that seems to recognize the importance of mobility that’s not tied to highways. Metrolinx, the umbrella agency that oversees most...
Denver's new EMUs take "maiden voyage"
The Regional Transportation District of Denver (RTD) recently took delivery on its first set of 66 electric multiple-unit (EMU) cars from Hyundai-Rotem. The railcars took their maiden voyage on April 3, 2015, between Denver Union Station and Denver International Airport...
Tri-Rail to open at the airport
South Florida Regional Transportation Authority/Tri-Rail’s new Miami International Airport Station (MIA) will open April 5, 2015, as part of the Miami Intermodal Center (MIC). Tri-Rail says passengers will have “a seamless and immediate connection to the airport via a short ride...
Foxx sends long-term transportation bill to Congress
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx on Monday, March, 2015 sent a six-year transportation bill to Congress, the "Generating Renewal, Opportunity, and Work with Accelerated Mobility, Efficiency, and Rebuilding of Infrastructure and Communities throughout America," or GROW AMERICA, Act. "The GROW AMERICA...
Siemens lands $1.86 billion German contract
Siemens has officially been awarded a €1.7 billion (US$1.86 billion) contract by Germany’s Rhine-Ruhr Transport Authority (VRR) to supply 82 Desiro High Capacity (HC) EMUs for the Rhine-Ruhr Express (RRX) network and maintain the fleet for 32 years. VRR announced the...
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