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Saturday, 16 February 2013
16 February 2013

Contract set for Second Avenue Subway station

New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority Friday said it had awarded a $258 million contract to Judlau Contracting, Inc., to tackle mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and finishing work for the 72nd Street Station, part of New York's Second Avenue Subway project.

Saturday, 16 February 2013
16 February 2013

Calgary considers adding streetcars

Calgary, the second North American city to commit to modernized light rail transit, may join the ranks of such cities also diversifying into streetcar operations.

Friday, 15 February 2013
15 February 2013

CSX taps Avtec for console contract

Avtec Inc. said Friday it and CSX Transportation have entered into a multiyear, multimillion dollar contract to migrate all of CSX's mainline dispatching centers to Avtec's Scout pure-IP radio console with Enterprise Management capabilities.

Friday, 15 February 2013
15 February 2013

Thales gets signal contract for Evergreen Line

Thales on Friday announced that it has been awarded a contract by Partnerships B.C. to install its SelTrac® Communications-Based Train Control (CBTC) on the new SkyTrain Evergreen Light Rapid Transit Line in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Thursday, 14 February 2013
14 February 2013

Bifurcated trend persists for U.S. freight traffic

The Association of American Railroads said Thursday it “has modified the weekly rail traffic chart,” grouping its previous list of 20 commodities to 10 in its weekly charting of U.S. freight traffic. But the outcome remained the same for the week ending Feb. 9, 2013: down for freight carload ...
Thursday, 14 February 2013
14 February 2013

NJT begins new TVM rollout

New Jersey Transit has announced the post-pilot-program rollout of its new ticket vending machine (TVM) technology at Newark Penn Station, “kicking off a system-wide rollout that will provide smoother ticket purchase transactions for NJT customers at all 674 terminals system wide by the end o ...
Thursday, 14 February 2013
14 February 2013

Alstom finalizes Ottawa 
LRT contract

Alstom Transport has finalized a contract to provide 34 light rail vehicles and 30 years of maintenance services to the Rideau Transit Group (RTG) consortium that was selected to design, build, finance, and maintain the first line of the C$2.1 billion Ottawa Light Rapid Transit (OLRT) system, the ...
Thursday, 14 February 2013
14 February 2013

First Siemens S70 LRVs begin Minneapolis service

Metro Transit light rail vehicles 201 and 202 began operating in revenue service on the Hiawatha Line in Minneapolis Tuesday, the first of 59 Siemens S70 LRVs on order by Metro Transit.

Wednesday, 13 February 2013
13 February 2013

Next vote set for next Tampa Bay LRT plan

Voters in Pinellas County, Fla., likely will vote in November 2014 on a proposed sales tax to pay for a Tampa Bay regional light rail transit (LRT) system, and bus improvements.
Wednesday, 13 February 2013
13 February 2013

MTA mulls reopening (one) South Ferry Station

One subway station in Manhattan mauled by Hurricane Sandy last October remains problematic for New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority, and it's an important subway/ferry transfer hub: South Ferry Station.
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