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Charlotte, N.C.'s City Council, in a 7-to-4 vote Monday, Sept. 8, 2014, approved an effort to obtain $75 million in federal matching funds for extending the city's initial 1.5-mile streetcar line, now under construction.

Metro-North Railroad on Monday, Sept. 8, 2014 announced it has completed rebuilding a switching control house in Cos Cob, Conn., along its New Haven Line, ahead of schedule.

Metra said Monday, Sept. 8, 2014 that its Union Pacific West Line riders will see alterations to midday and weekend train schedules when a major rail replacement for the line project gets under way next Monday, Sept. 15.

Caltrain is asking the its riding public to provide feedback and input on design details of its future fleet of electric multiple-unit (EMU) trains, consists that are still unfamiliar to large numbers of Californians.

Wilmerding, Pa.-based Wabtec Corp. said Monday, Sept. 8, 2014 it and its subsidiaries will exhibit in Stand No. 103. Hall 1.2, at InnoTrans 2014 in Berlin, Germany, being held Sept. 23-26.

VIA Rail Canada’s second-quarter 2014 financial report shows revenue growth of 3.9% over the comparable quarter in 2013, and improved on-time performance of 8.7 percentage points, from 70.6% in 2014’s first quarter to 79.3% in the second quarter.

The Sept. 4, 2014 opening of the 
$51 million Mufford Crescent overpass in Langley, B.C., marks the completion of all nine Roberts Bank Rail
 Corridor (RBRC) infrastructure improvement projects in the Lower Mainland of ...
Caltrain will purchase 16 surplus railcars from Metrolink to extend trainset lengths and provide more capacity for standing-room only peak-hour trains.

Balfour Beatty has announced it has sold its engineering and design consultancy subsidiary Parsons Brinckerhoff (PB) to WSP Global, Canada, for £820 million, or roughly US$1.35 billion (roughly C$1.5 billion).

Loram Maintenance of Way, Inc. on Sept. 4, 2014 announced it has acquired a majority stake in Railway Vehicle Engineering Ltd. (RVEL), based in Derby, United Kingdom.

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