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MTA: Second Avenue Subway, second phase, please Signaling a commitment to continued subway expansion, Metropolitan Transportation Authority CEO and Chairman Thomas Prendergast has requested funding for Phase 2 of New York City Transit's Second Avenue Subway, long a dream of city planners.

wabtec-acquires-brazilian-manufacturer
Wabtec Corp. said Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 it has acquired Dia-Frag, a manufacturer of friction products based in Monte Alto, Brazil. Dia-Frag has annual sales of about $40 million. Wabtec did not disclose any financial details of acquisition. Dia-Frag manufactures friction products...
amid-strike-bombardier-moves-three-rockets
A strike by 900 workers continues at Bombardier Transportation's Thunder Bay, Ontario, plant, but the company still moved the first three of 420 Toronto Rocket subway cars for delivery to Canada's largest city on Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. Workers represented by...
innotrans-touts-future-mobility-park
Modal options, some only distantly related to rail, some purportedly transcending rail, will be featured at the "Future Mobility Park" hosted by InnoTrans 2014, scheduled to take place Sept. 23-26, 2014 in Berlin, Germany. "How can different modes of transport be...
louis-berger-lands-panama-city-metro-line-2-management-contract
Morristown, N.J.-based Louis Berger, as part of the Consorcio PML2, has signed a five-year, $32 million contract to oversee construction of the Panama City Metro Line 2, Central America’s first rapid transit system. The Consorcio PML2—comprised of Louis Berger and Spanish...
new-york-mta-facing--billion-capital-shortfall
The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which accounts for approximately 25% of all rail transit spending in the U.S., is staring at a potential $12 billion shortfall in its proposed 2014-2019 capital plan, according to New York State Controller Thomas...

new-york-mta-facing--billion-capital-shortfall
The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which accounts for approximately 25% of all rail transit spending in the U.S., is staring at a potential $12 billion shortfall in its proposed 2014-2019 capital plan, according to New York State Controller Thomas...
zafar-alikhan-joins-parsons-brinckerhoff
Zafar Alikhan has been named a Senior Transit & Rail Manager in the Los Angeles office of Parsons Brinckerhoff. In his new position, Alikhan will manage transit projects in Southern California, including light rail, bus rapid transit, and streetcars. Alikhan has more...
tfl-extends-fare-collection-contract-with-cubic
Transport for London (TfL) has awarded Cubic Corp.’s UK subsidiary Cubic Transportation Systems Ltd. a contract worth more than $700 million (U.S.) for the Electra ticketing and fare collection system. The contract is a continuation of the partnership between TfL...
cubic-awarded-wmata-smartrip®-contract
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) has awarded an $8 million contract to Cubic Transportation Systems to convert its existing paper magnetic farecard vending machines to sales and reload devices for SmarTrip®, the contactless smartcard for the Washington Metro. The...
moscow-subway-derailment-kills-20
A Moscow subway train derailed in a tunnel about 200 yards from the Slavic Boulevard metro stop, killing 20 people and injuring at least 100 others, many critically, early Tuesday morning, July 15, 2014. According to a New York Times report,...