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Mock-up of new Boston Orange Line car unveiled Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker and MassDOT Secretary Stephanie Pollack visited the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) depot at Wellington on March 21 to view a mock up of the CRRC metro car for Boston’s Orange Line.

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Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority issued a Request for Proposals to study the feasibility of various transit modes and alignments through L.A.'s notoriously congested Sepulveda Pass.   With the RFP, LACMTA is seeking a consultant to identify and evaluate a range...
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The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority has a new master plan that aims to accelerate its timeframe to bring its equipment, infrastructure and operations into a State of Good Repair from 15 years from the previously projected 25 years. The agency’s Fiscal...
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Wabtec Corp., in reporting results for 2017’s first quarter, noted that higher Transit Group sales offset lower Freight Group figures. The company also affirmed financial guidance for 2017. Sales for the first quarter were $916 million, with higher sales in the...
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The builders’ line forms to the right. Chicago’s Metra is seeking requests for proposals for the design and production of new railcars and locomotives to replace its aging fleet. The agency in a release said it plans to order a minimum of...
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Supplier consolidations are nothing new in the global railway industry. The latest purported combination has German technology and engineering colossus Siemens AG acquiring Canadian firm Bombardier’s Transportation division, according to a report published Tuesday, April 11, in Toronto’s Globe and...

metra-seeks-as-many-cars-and-locos-“as-possible”-easy-terms
The builders’ line forms to the right. Chicago’s Metra is seeking requests for proposals for the design and production of new railcars and locomotives to replace its aging fleet. The agency in a release said it plans to order a minimum of...
a-siemens-+-bombardier-transportation-combo?
Supplier consolidations are nothing new in the global railway industry. The latest purported combination has German technology and engineering colossus Siemens AG acquiring Canadian firm Bombardier’s Transportation division, according to a report published Tuesday, April 11, in Toronto’s Globe and...
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WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff has appointed Fred Tallarico Regional Director of Design-Build for the company’s Northeast and Central regions. Tallarico will manage the firm’s pursuit and execution of transit, highway and infrastructure projects using alternative delivery methods such as design-build...
metra-launches-2017-construction-program
Chicago’s Metra and its railroad partners announced plans to begin $216 million worth of infrastructure investments in 2017. The agency said construction is expected to begin this week. “We’re extremely pleased that three very significant improvement projects are moving forward this year,”...
mta-sets-next-phase-of-2nd-avenue-subway-projects
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) board on Monday voted on measures to improve service for millions of New Yorkers who use subways. Initiatives include the next phase of the 2nd Avenue Subway and enhancing train stations in Queens as part of...

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