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Testing under way on prototype CRRC MBTA Orange Line cars The prototype Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) Orange Line trainset for Boston’s rail transit system built by CRRC (China Railway Rolling Stock Corp.) is undergoing dynamic tests at the CRRC Changchun Railway Vehicles plant in China. MBTA released a short video of testing on Oct. 10.

nvta’s--billion-build-out-strategy
WMATA Metrorail extensions, capacity and service enhancements for Virginia Railway Express (VRE) and new light rail transit (LRT) are among the numerous projects proposed by the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority (NVTA) in a TransAction Plan Update adopted Oct. 12. “Addressing regional...
stadler-us-settling-in-salt-lake-city
Switzerland-based rail transit vehicle supplier Stadler Rail has chosen Salt Lake City to establish a manufacturing base for its U.S. subsidiary, Stadler US Inc., beginning next year with construction of a carbuilding plant and test track. Currently, Stadler is leasing...
siemens-invests-in-wi-tronix
Siemens has made a “significant strategic equity investment” in Wi-Tronix, a supplier of remote monitoring, video analytics, and predictive diagnostic systems for rail rolling stock and infrastructure and other industrial markets. The investment is equivalent to a minority interest in...
brandis-joins-lilee-in-bd-role
Edward Brandis has joined LILEE Systems, a provider of smart connectivity solutions for the transportation industry, as Business Development Manager, Transit. He will focus on “increasing awareness within the North American public transportation sector and bridging the gaps between the...
cambridge-systems-turns-45
Transit and transportation planning and development consultant Cambridge Systematics is celebrating 45 years as an industry consultant. Since it established roots in Boston in 1972, the company has grown to a dozen offices managing and array of disciplines across the U.S. Cambridge...

brandis-joins-lilee-in-bd-role
Edward Brandis has joined LILEE Systems, a provider of smart connectivity solutions for the transportation industry, as Business Development Manager, Transit. He will focus on “increasing awareness within the North American public transportation sector and bridging the gaps between the...
cambridge-systems-turns-45
Transit and transportation planning and development consultant Cambridge Systematics is celebrating 45 years as an industry consultant. Since it established roots in Boston in 1972, the company has grown to a dozen offices managing and array of disciplines across the U.S. Cambridge...
cta-celebrates-70th-anniversary
The Chicago Transit Authority celebrated its 70th anniversary Oct. 1, the date when in 1947 the public agency started as owner and operator of what is the current Chicago Transit Authority bus and ‘L’ train service. The agency marked the occasion...
puerto-rico-gets-fta-relief-funding
In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, which caused the worst devastation Puerto Rico has seen in 80 years, the Federal Transit Administration awarded $8.4 million in critical grant funding to support public transit systems on the island. As of Sept. 27,...
wabtec-picks-up-am-general
Wabtec Corp. has acquired AM General Contractor, a Europe-based manufacturer of safety systems, mainly for transit rail cars. Based in Europe, AM has annual sales of about $25 million. AM, headquartered in Genova, Italy, manufactures primarily fire protection and extinguishing systems,...

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