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Toronto’s troubled trolleys The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) has been experiencing significant delivery delays and quality control issues with its 204-unit order of new low-floor LRVs from Bombardier Transportation Canada Inc. The contract, valued at an estimated $C1.2 billion, was awarded to Bombardier in June 2009, with assembly to be completed at its Thunder Bay (Ontario) plant.

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The California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA) announced on June 30, 2015 this year’s recipients of $224 million in competitive grants that support high-quality public transportation and reduce greenhouse gas emissions causing worldwide climate change. The Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund is providing...
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On June 22, 2015, Charlotte City Council approved a contract amendment for $7.7 million to advance Phase 2 of the CityLYNX Gold Line Project to 100% design.   “This is an important step on Charlotte Area Transit System completing the Small Starts...
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Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan gave the go ahead on a “more cost-effective and streamlined” version of Maryland Transit Administrations’s proposed Purple Line LRT, but said the Red Line project would not proceed. The decision on the Red and Purple Lines was...
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The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate has awarded Duos Technologies Inc. (Duostech), a supplier of intelligent analytical security technology, a follow-up research grant to complete the next phase of a railcar undercarriage screening system. “This contract represents the...
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Salt Lake City’s TRAX LRT has generated 1,300 new jobs that have spurred an estimated $225 million in value to the local economy, according to a study conducted by the Economic Development Research Group, a Boston-based research company LRV supplier...

lrt-boosts-salt-lake-city-economy-study
Salt Lake City’s TRAX LRT has generated 1,300 new jobs that have spurred an estimated $225 million in value to the local economy, according to a study conducted by the Economic Development Research Group, a Boston-based research company LRV supplier...
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Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) has named Maureen McCole as Vice President, Commuter Rail/Railroad Management; Garrome “Jerry” Franklin as Vice President and Chief Safety Officer; and David Schulze as Vice President, Policy and Strategy. As Vice President, Commuter Rail/Railroad Management, McCole...
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Alireza Edraki, PEng, PMP, has joined Gannett Fleming as a vice president of Canadian operations for the Gannett Fleming Transit & Rail Systems, the company announced June 24, 2015. Based in the firm’s Toronto, Ontario office, Edraki possesses extensive experience in...
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Keolis is supporting local first responders on their journey to Fairfax, Va. to compete in the 2015 World Police & Fire Games from June 26 to July 5. Held biennially, the event continues to grow in size and scope, both in...
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Allen Wright, 76, a well-known and highly respected figure in the rail transit industry for more than 60 years, died at his home in Stratford, Ontario, Canada. Born in Treharris, South Wales, Wright began his career in London, England, with London...