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For Caltrain, 16 KISSes from Stadler (but no FLIRTs) Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board (Caltrain) CEO Jim Hartnett and Stadler Group CEO Peter Spuhler on Aug. 15, 2016 signed a $551 million contract for 16 KISSes.

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LKG-CMC Inc. (LKG) has named Sheila Wray Given a principal and business development executive in the firm’s Glendale, Calif., headquarters, with responsibility for the transit and rail market sectors and transit/rail facilities. “With more than 25 years of experience with global...
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Groundbreaking ceremonies were held in Fort Worth, North Richmond Hills, and Grapevine, Tex., on Aug. 24, 2016, to officially launch construction on the $996 million Tex Rail commuter rail project. The 27-mile line will connect Fort Worth city center with Grapevine...
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The government of Canada and the province of Ontario reached an agreement that makes C$2.97 billion (US$2.3 billion) in combined funding available for infrastructure improvements in the province. The funding is being provided through a new federal infrastructure program, the Public...
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The California Transportation Commission (CTC) allocated $814 million to 135 transportation projects in the state and includes $55 million to four rail and safety projects. The source of the funds includes $732.7 million from the State Highway Operation and Protection Program...
nashville-transit-plan-proposes-lrt-and-commuter-rail-expansion
Proposals for a 46-mile light rail network and a second commuter rail line for Nashville have been included in a 25-year transit strategy for the region, which was presented to the boards of Nashville Metropolitan Transit Authority (NMTA) and Regional...

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Amtrak’s next President and Chief Executive Officer is an experienced and deeply respected Class I freight railroader who brings more than 40 years in railroading to the position: Charles W. “Wick” Moorman, who recently retired as Executive Chairman of Norfolk...
nashville-transit-plan-proposes-lrt-and-commuter-rail-expansion
Proposals for a 46-mile light rail network and a second commuter rail line for Nashville have been included in a 25-year transit strategy for the region, which was presented to the boards of Nashville Metropolitan Transit Authority (NMTA) and Regional...
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A quarterly status update released Aug. 17, 2016 by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) “underscores the need for railroads to implement Positive Train Control (PTC) as quickly and safely as possible.” The update also “highlights the Administration’s repeated calls for...
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Cubic Transportation Systems (CTS), a business unit of Cubic Corporation, announced on August 18 that its customer Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) received the 2016 Innovation Award for the Ventra Mobile App from the American Public Transportation Association (APTA). The product’s success...
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As California's Cap and Trade program of greenhouse gas emissions advances, rail projects receive development grants: On August 16, the California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA) announced 14 recipients for the 2016 Transit and Intercity Capital Program (TIRCP) grants. Of the...