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Federal court hands Purple Line legal win A legal victory could help get Maryland’s Purple Line light rail project back on track after a federal judge dismissed environmental claims in a lawsuit that has blocked the project since August 2016.

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RIDEAU Transit Group (RTG) has awarded Alstom a $C 300m ($US 227m) contract to supply 38 Citadis Spirit low-floor LRVs for the Stage 2 O-Train light rail expansion project in Ottawa, Ontario, which received federal funding on June 16. Alstom had previously received...
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Dr. Axel Nitschke has been named a tunnel practice leader in the Washington, D.C. office of WSP USA (formerly WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff). Nitschke will be a member of the firm’s geotechnical and tunnel technical excellence center and will work...
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RATP Dev North America and McDonald Transit Associates, its North American subsidiary, have appointed veteran airline industry executive Mike Anderson as Vice President of Safety and Security. Based in Fort Worth, Tex., he will be leading all of RATP Dev...
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Ottawa's expansion of its light-rail system received a C$1.09-billion ($825-million) funding commitment from the Canadian government on June 16, 2017.    Canada's financial backing will be applied toward total eligible costs to Stage 2 through the government's long-term plan, Investing in Canada....
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Brookville Equipment Corp. has signed a $33-million contract with Valley Metro Rail of Phoenix to design, build and deliver six off-wire capable Liberty Streetcars for the Tempe Streetcar. The Brookville, Pa.-based manufacturer said the cars will operate along a new corridor...

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Brookville Equipment Corp. has signed a $33-million contract with Valley Metro Rail of Phoenix to design, build and deliver six off-wire capable Liberty Streetcars for the Tempe Streetcar. The Brookville, Pa.-based manufacturer said the cars will operate along a new corridor...
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The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has notified the 30 U.S. states where rail transit systems operate that federal law requires they establish an FTA-certified State Safety Oversight (SSO) Program by April 15, 2019, otherwise they risk losing funds. “If a state...
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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the government’s C$1.28 billion investment in Montreal’s planned REM (Réseau Electrique Métropolitain) light rail system will ease the burden on commuters and contribute to the fight against climate change, according to a report from...
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WSP USA, formerly WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, has promoted Barbara Arens to Central Region Business Manager, Transportation and Infrastructure Sector. In her new position, Arens is responsible for managing the firm’s transportation operations in 16 states in the Central region...
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Denver Regional Transportation District and its contractor, Denver Transit Partners (DTP), have been given regulatory approval to begin testing along the G Line on June 14.   Commuter rail trains will begin moving along the corridor from Wheat Ridge through Arvada and...

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