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Next-generation New York MTA R-211 cars previewed The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority unveiled on July 18th the design features of 1,025 “new and reimagined” subway cars—including enhancements to the exteriors and interiors of current-design cars, and addition of up to 750 “Open Car End” R-211 cars that will reduce station dwell time and increase capacity.

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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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A new generation of rolling stock entered passenger service on Vancouver’s SkyTrain driverless light metro network on the morning of August 18, when Kevin Desmond, CEO of transport authority TransLink and British Columbia Rapid Transit Company (BCRTC) president and general...
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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...
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The first of 42 driverless metro trains being supplied by Hitachi Rail Italy (HRI) for Lima metro Line 2 was loaded onto the MV Cerinthus at the port of Salerno on August 16 in readiness for its 29-day sea voyage...

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Mexico City’s Collective Transport System (STC) has awarded a €164 million contract to CAF Mexico for 10 nine-car rubber-tired metro trains for Line 1. After what STC describes as a very close race with Bombardier and after more than 30 rounds...
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PTSI Transportation and the Chicago Railroad Superintendents Association are jointly offering the Railroad and Rail Transit Physical Characteristics Training and Testing: Are We Where We Need to Be? conference in Chicago on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016. According to PTSI Transportation Managing...
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The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) issued the Public Transportation Safety Program final rule on August 11th. It establishes procedural rules for FTA to administer a comprehensive safety program to improve the safety of federally-funded public transportation...
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The American Public Transportation Association's (APTA) announced on August 10th its 2016 Outstanding Public Transportation System Achievement Award, also known as System of the Year, to Metro Transit. Metro Transit of the Minneapolis and St. Paul area is celebrating record ridership...
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Edward Fishman, an experienced attorney who specializes in infrastructure projects, principally in the transportation and logistics sector, has joined the Infrastructure Practice Group of Nossaman LLP as a Partner. Fishman, based in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office, “provides project structuring, risk...