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Cubic awarded WMATA SmarTrip® contract The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) has awarded an $8 million contract to Cubic Transportation Systems to convert its existing paper magnetic farecard vending machines to sales and reload devices for SmarTrip®, the contactless smartcard for the Washington Metro.

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The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which accounts for approximately 25% of all rail transit spending in the U.S., is staring at a potential $12 billion shortfall in its proposed 2014-2019 capital plan, according to New York State Controller Thomas...
zafar-alikhan-joins-parsons-brinckerhoff
Zafar Alikhan has been named a Senior Transit & Rail Manager in the Los Angeles office of Parsons Brinckerhoff. In his new position, Alikhan will manage transit projects in Southern California, including light rail, bus rapid transit, and streetcars. Alikhan has more...
tfl-extends-fare-collection-contract-with-cubic
Transport for London (TfL) has awarded Cubic Corp.’s UK subsidiary Cubic Transportation Systems Ltd. a contract worth more than $700 million (U.S.) for the Electra ticketing and fare collection system. The contract is a continuation of the partnership between TfL...
moscow-subway-derailment-kills-20
A Moscow subway train derailed in a tunnel about 200 yards from the Slavic Boulevard metro stop, killing 20 people and injuring at least 100 others, many critically, early Tuesday morning, July 15, 2014. According to a New York Times report,...
strike-hits-bombardier-thunder-bay-plant
Roughly 900 workers at Bombardier Transportation's Thunder Bay, Ontario, rail production plant walked off the job on Monday, July 14, 2014, following a breakdown in contract talks with management. At issue are proposed changes by Bombardier to pensions and benefit packages,...

strike-hits-bombardier-thunder-bay-plant
Roughly 900 workers at Bombardier Transportation's Thunder Bay, Ontario, rail production plant walked off the job on Monday, July 14, 2014, following a breakdown in contract talks with management. At issue are proposed changes by Bombardier to pensions and benefit packages,...
los-angeles-for-rail-and-for-real
Dramatically debunking the onus of "car-culture" status, Los Angeles is on the move to move more of its area residents with numerous rail options. When Railway Age detailed the debut of Los Angeles's 22-mile Blue Line Light Rail Transit, linking the City...
lose-rail-vote?-comeback-may-be-sooner-than-you-think
When a community decides that a new rail transit system is essential to meet its mobility needs, it's not enough to design a good project. You've got to find a way to finance it. Often, that means a public vote...
vincent-lombardi-joins-parsons-brinckerhoff
Parsons Brinckerhoff has appointed Vincent Lombardi a Supervisory Resident Engineer in its New York City office to oversee construction of the entrance to the East 63rd Street and Lexington Avenue station for MTA New York City Transit’s Second Avenue Subway....
cubic-launches-consultancy-subsidiary
Cubic Transportation Systems is launching Urban Insights Associates Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Cubic described as “a consulting and services practice aimed at helping the transportation industry achieve greater efficiency by optimizing the allocation of resources deployed in urban...