Light Rail

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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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David Rose, Ph.D., has joined Gannett Fleming as Director of Management Consulting, based in New York City. He will lead Gannett Fleming’s management consulting practice, assisting clients to improve the performance and productivity of their assets. The practice focuses on...
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PTSI Transportation has commenced work on an application of its Route Learning System™ (the digital replacement for its Linear Route Profile™) for NJ Transit’s Newark Light Rail system. Newark Light Rail, along with NJT’s Hudson-Bergen Light Rail, the Belt Railway Company...
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With an increasing number of cities constructing light rail networks in response to growing urbanization, and aging fleets up for renewal, the market for LRVs is expected to grow at 4% per year over the next five years, according to...
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The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded NJ Transit $71.4 million through the Federal Transit Administration’s Public Transportation Emergency Relief Program for repair, recovery and resiliency projects associated with Superstorm Sandy. The funding will be used to advance work on the...
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Veteran railroad civil engineer and operating officer Alfred E. Fazio, P.E., has joined the staff of Railway Age as a contributing editor. Fazio, who has 40 years experience in freight and passenger rail, retired in January 2015 as Amtrak Deputy Chief...

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Veteran railroad civil engineer and operating officer Alfred E. Fazio, P.E., has joined the staff of Railway Age as a contributing editor. Fazio, who has 40 years experience in freight and passenger rail, retired in January 2015 as Amtrak Deputy Chief...
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Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) General Manager Joseph M. Casey, who has led the Authority since 2008, will retire effective Sept. 30, 2015, after 34 years of service. Casey began his transportation career at Conrail before joining SEPTA in 1982. Prior...
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The City of Edmonton in Canada is implementing an approach to Edmonton Transit System’s (ETS) Metro Line operations that will open its newest LRT (light rail transit) extension on Sept. 6, 2015. Since July 31, the city has been working with...
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APTA (American Public Transportation Association) has named HART (Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation) Executive Director and CEO Daniel A. Grabauskas as U.S./North America representative to the policy board of the UITP (International Association of Public Transport) for the 2015-2017 term. UITP...
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An initial public consultation will begin on August 11, 2015 on proposals to expand the light rail network in Charlotte, N.C. Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) is seeking feedback on plans for the 12.7-mile Lynx Silver Line, which would link the...