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Byford: From London to Sydney to Toronto to New York Andy Byford, who has forged a rail transit career on three continents, will join the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority as President of New York City Transit, the agency responsible for New York City subways, buses, paratransit services and the Staten Island Railway, effective in January 2018.

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The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) is sending its CharlieCard fare collection system to the bottom of Boston Harbor and replacing it with state-of-the-art technology from Cubic Transportation Systems (CTS). Cubic’s base $575 million DBOM contract includes ten years of...
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The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) Green Line Extension project team held a "price opening" to choose the design-build team to carry out the Green Line Extension's design and construction work. A joint venture of GLX Constructors was the chosen team,...
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The American Public Transportation Association has appointed transit industry veteran Paul P. Skoutelas as President and CEO, effective Jan. 8, 2018. Skoutelas, currently Senior Vice President and National Director, Transit & Rail Technical Excellence Center (TEC) and National Transit and...
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Strato, Inc.’s Quality Management System has been certified to ISO 9001:2015, superseding the company’s previous ISO 9001:2008 certification, and one year earlier than required. The ISO 9001:2015 standard focuses on risk-based thinking and is designed to solve potential issues long before...
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Rehabilitation projects to rail infrastructure have been included in a funding commitment from the governments of Canada and Quebec to improve the Montréal area's transit system. Nearly C$27.9 million ($21.9 million) will be invested in 11 projects for the Réseau de...

canada-and-quebec-to-fund-11-transit-projects-in-montreal
Rehabilitation projects to rail infrastructure have been included in a funding commitment from the governments of Canada and Quebec to improve the Montréal area's transit system. Nearly C$27.9 million ($21.9 million) will be invested in 11 projects for the Réseau de...
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Metra, the commuter rail division of Chicago’s Regional Transportation Authority, approved a 2018 budget that raises fares and cuts some trains in a bid to close a $45-million operating deficit. The agency’s board approved the budget Nov. 10. Published reports quoted...
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Amsted Rail, the longtime supplier of trucks and related components to the freight rail market, has unveiled Amsted Rail Transit, a broad portfolio of products for the passenger rail sector. The Chicago-based company unveiled the new division at recent American Public...
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In recognition of Veterans Day, the Chicago Transit Authority announced several initiatives to advance its commitment to United States military veterans. In addition to promoting outstanding veterans currently on staff, the CTA has implemented new community partnerships to aggressively recruit men...
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The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) has proposed a $3.2 billion operating budget and a $3.4 billion capital budget for 2018. PANYNJ says the proposed operating budget represents an increase of $61 million or 1.9 percent versus...

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