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Quebec: Pension fund turns passenger rail operator Proposing a radical new business model, Quebec’s huge public pension fund announced April 22, 2016 that it will directly undertake construction and continuing operation of a 67-km (41.5-mile), double-tracked, electrified and fully automated rapid rail network, the Réseau électrique métropolitain (REM), which will transform commuting in Montreal and its immediate hinterland.

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The Atlanta City Council has voted unanimously to include a menu of significant Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) transit improvement projects on a Nov. 8 ballot referendum, which if approved would fund many MARTA projects with a half-penny sales...
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The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Board approved a $14.8 billion five-year capital investment plan that includes a $3.8 billion state of good repair backlog reduction for transit in the commonwealth. The MassDOT FY2017-FY2021 capital investment plan funds capital improvements and...
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Wynne Davis has joined the Washington D.C. office of WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff as a senior rail and transit specialist, providing clients with program management and strategic advisory services. Davis has more than 18 years of rail and transit industry experience,...
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William “Bill” Crosbie has rejoined Parsons Corp. as Senior Vice President and Business Development Director for its Transport Division, which provides full-service engineering and management services in rail transit, ports and harbors, and aviation. In this position, Crosbie will develop and...
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The Canadian government says it remains committed to making significant investments in infrastructure that will improve public transit systems, strengthen Canadian communities and help grow the economy. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and British Columbia Premier Christy Clark say the agreement...

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HNTB Corporation has hired Ian Choudri in the new position of national rail and transit business development director and senior vice president, where he will support the firm's growth across the United States. Choudri is a business development executive with nearly...
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The Chicago Transit Authority is creating a Heritage Fleet program, an effort to preserve and celebrate more than 100 years of history of the CTA and its predecessor companies. The Heritage Fleet program was designed to ensure that vintage buses, rail...
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The United States Department of Transportation has awarded a Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) loan of $874.6 million to Purple Line Transit Partners, LLC, for implementation of the Maryland Purple Line. The TIFIA loan will support the construction of...
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Whiting Corp., a North American manufacturer of custom-built rail maintenance equipment and overhead cranes, is acquiring certain railcar and locomotive repair assets from L.B. Foster Rail Technologies, Inc. Known for its Portable Electric Jacks, Drop Tables, Transit Maintenance Systems, and other...
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The province of Ontario is providing C$205 million (US$160 million) to help advance work for the Yonge North Subway Extension and the proposed Relief Line to help manage congestion on the Yonge Line in the Toronto area. The funds are part...