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Calgary Transit unveils new Siemens S200 LRV Calgary Transit (CT) unveiled its new S200 LRV on Jan. 15, 2016 at the Oliver Bowen Maintenance Facility. The high floor vehicles are being designed and manufactured by Siemens at its Sacramento, Calif. plant and include new features that allow for full accessibility, increased energy efficiency, new passenger comfort and safety features, improved operator and maintenance systems, and specific adaptations for the Calgary climate.

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Light Rail could make a return to New York City under plans announced by Mayor Bill de Blasio on Feb. 4, 2016. The city is proposing the construction of a nearly 16-mile line along the East River connecting growing neighborhoods in...
rtr-technologies-names-new-vp-of-sales
As RTR Technologies’ new Vice President of Sales, Kevin Clyne is the go-to expert for mass transit and freight rail industries, as they get more aggressive in seeking technology to prevent cold-weather train service shutdowns. In fact, there’s hardly a...
siemens-expanding-sacramento-footprint
Siemens Mobility announced on Feb. 1, 2016 that it is expanding its footprint in Sacramento,Calif., with a new 60,000-square-foot plant dedicated to its rail service, maintenance and repair operations. The new site, located in McClellan Park, will be Siemens Mobility’s Customer...
septa-turns-to-sustainable-traction-power
Constellation, a subsidiary of Exelon Corp., has awarded ABB Canada’s power and automation technology division a contract to engineer, manufacture and commission seven ENVILINETM Energy Storage Systems (ESS) wayside energy management systems with lithium-ion battery storage technology from Saft America,...
mts-hires-manager-of-operations-for-transit-enforcement
The Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) announced Jan. 28, 2016 that former San Diego County Sheriff’s commander Michael Barletta has been hired to oversee all field security and enforcement operations to help ensure safe travel for nearly 97 million passengers annually....

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WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff on Jan. 21, 2016 announced four senior management appointments in its U.S. Transportation and Infrastructure sector. Bernie McNeilly has been named Chief Operating Officer; Jerry Jannetti assumes McNeilly’s previous position as Northeast Regional Business Manager. David Earley...
calgary-transit-unveils-new-siemens-s200-lrv
Calgary Transit (CT) unveiled its new S200 LRV on Jan. 15, 2016 at the Oliver Bowen Maintenance Facility. The high floor vehicles are being designed and manufactured by Siemens at its Sacramento, Calif. plant and include new features that allow...
porcari-moves-up-at-parsons-brinckerhoff
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff has named Senior Vice President and National Director of Strategic Consulting John D. Porcari as President, U.S. Advisory Services. In his new role, Porcari directs WSP | PB’s strategic consulting services across all market sectors, including buildings,...
uitp-to-launch-international-urban-rail-platform-for-north-america
The International Association of Public Transport (UITP) announced Jan. 12, 2016 the creation of the International Urban Rail Platform for North America, which will bring together key rail industry players from the region and the rest of the world. 
Leaders from...
njt-train-hits-car-on-tracks-driver-charged
A 29-year-old motorist driving with a suspended license has been charged with reckless driving and disregarding a railroad signal when he attempted to beat a New Jersey Transit  commuter train at a grade crossing equipped with an active warning system...