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First UPX DMUs arrive in Toronto Union-Pearson Express (
UP Express, or UPX), the C$456 billion Metrolinx project to connect Toronto’s 
Pearson International Airport with Union Station, is now taking delivery of its 18 diesel multiple-units (DMUs) from Sumitomo. The prototype, no. 1002, is seen here being delivered by CN.

mike-scanlon-announces-retirement
After nearly 50 years in public transportation, including 15 years as General Manager and Chief Executive Officer of the San Mateo County Transit District, Michael J. Scanlon on August 28, 2014 announced his retirement. In 1999, Scanlon, 67, was named of...
go-transit-eyes-kitchener-layover-site
Ontario's provincial government seeks to construct a multimodal storage facility for GO Transit buses and trains, in Kitchener, Ontario, with Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area transit agency Metrolinx soliciting design and engineering companies. Local media report companies interested in the project...
cn-airport-authority-ready-rail-relocation-plan
Work to reposition rail right-of-way near Gary/Chicago International Airport, Ind., to allow for a runway extension, could begin in October, airport officials said Monday, Aug. 25, 2014. CN is ready to start work on a connector segment to the CSX Gary...
harris-county-mta-eyes-up-right-of-way
Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Tex, (Houston's METRO) has filed a motion with the Surface Transportation Board to formally acquire nearly 58 miles of right-of-way from Union Pacific Railroad . STB Docket No. FD 35846, published Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014,...
siemens-rail-automation-expands-in-pennsylvania
Siemens Rail Automation announced on August 8, 2014 that it will combine and expand its manufacturing and engineering operations at a new facility in the Pittsburgh area “to help meet growing demand for its rail automation technologies.” The expansion will specifically...

harris-county-mta-eyes-up-right-of-way
Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Tex, (Houston's METRO) has filed a motion with the Surface Transportation Board to formally acquire nearly 58 miles of right-of-way from Union Pacific Railroad . STB Docket No. FD 35846, published Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014,...
siemens-rail-automation-expands-in-pennsylvania
Siemens Rail Automation announced on August 8, 2014 that it will combine and expand its manufacturing and engineering operations at a new facility in the Pittsburgh area “to help meet growing demand for its rail automation technologies.” The expansion will specifically...
narp-installs-new-leadership
The National Association of Railroad Passengers announced on August 8, 2014 that Jim Mathews will join the organization as President and Chief Executive Officer. Mathews will take over the role from Acting President Larry Scott on Sept. 8, 2014. Previously the...
caltrain-sets-capital-budget
Caltrain’s board of directors on August 6, 2014, approved a $43.6 million capital budget that will provide funding for bridge repair work in San Mateo, new safety improvements on the rail system, and station modifications to accommodate longer trains. The capital...
keolis-sponsoring-2015-world-police--fire-games
Keolis, a provider of passenger transportation services throughout the U.S. and Canada, will be a major sponsor of the 2015 World Police & Fire Games, in which an estimated 12,000 first responders from around the world will compete in more...