Škoda Transportation, Czech Republic, is to set up a subsidiary company in the United States with a view to selling light rail vehicles and trains in North America.
The newest, lighter-weight version of the ZTR Control Systems KickStart locomotive battery assist uses supercapacitor technology to augment the power required to start the locomotive engine, minimizing the drop in battery voltage during start.
The province of Ontario is providing C$205 million (US$160 million) to help advance work for the Yonge North Subway Extension and the proposed Relief Line to help manage congestion on the Yonge Line in the Toronto area.
The Transportation Marketing & Sales Association (TMSA) named Marie-Chantal Savoy, director of marketing innovation at CN, the 2016 TMSA Marketing Executive of the Year.
In a letter to Washington Governor Jay Inslee, the president of the Washington State Council of Fire Fighters, Dennis Lawson, asked “to prohibit rail transport of Bakken crude through our state until there has been a full investigation into the cause of the Mosier oil train derailment.”
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is undertaking an update to the 2010 State Rail Plan to document the current state of the rail system, identify planned improvements and outline the Commonwealth’s 20-year plan for the statewide rail system.
East Japan Railway Company (JR East) has unveiled a Yen 250bn ($US 2.4 billion) project to rebuild three stations in central Tokyo in preparation for the 2020 Summer Olympics and Paralympics.