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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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WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff on July 25, 2016 named Jorge A. Chaves Dominguez as President and Asdrubal Montenegro as Chief Financial Officer of its Latin America region. Chaves brings more than 30 years of engineering and management expertise in the U.S....
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Wabtec Corp. on July 25, 2016 reported second-quarter results affected by lower freight sector-related revenues. Sales for the quarter were $724 million, with higher sales in the Transit Group more than offset by lower sales in the Freight Group, which were...
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Lima metro Line 1 is set to benefit from a significant increase in capacity under an addendum to the concession contract between the Peruvian government and the GyM-Ferrovias consortium, which was signed on July 11 by Peru’s minister of communications...
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Ryan Davis has been appointed a contracts manager with WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff. Davis, who is based in the firm’s Los Angeles transportation and infrastructure office, provides contract management support for the Purple Line Extension project in Los Angeles, coordinating with...
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The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) announced the establishment of the Build America Bureau, "which will drive transportation infrastructure development projects in the United States by streamlining credit and grant opportunities while providing technical assistance and encouraging innovative best practices...

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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...
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Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau and Premier of Quebec Philippe Couillard have confirmed the ratification of the Canada-Quebec Agreement on the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund and the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund. This agreement, with funding provided by the Canadian...
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Brookville Equipment Corporation shipped its third of four American-manufactured Liberty Streetcars on order to the City of Dallas and Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) this week, marking the completion of the first of two vehicles ordered by DART in a...
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The BART to Antioch Extension Project marked another milestone June 30, with BART unveiling its new diesel-powered multiple-unit trains, soon to be seen linking Pittsburg/Bay Point and Antioch down Highway 4’s median. The new Swiss Stadler cars will operate on separate...
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CDPQ Infra, Canada, published two requests for qualification on June 28 for its $C5.5 billion ($US4.26 billion) Metropolitan Electric Network (REM) project in Montreal to qualify candidates to bid for two contracts to build and equip the automated rail network. The...