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California legislature OKs state HSR effort
California's state Senate Friday afternoon, in a close vote, approved $5.8 billion to initiate the state's high speed rail network, following a less contentious vote by the California state Assembly Thursday to…
Santa Ana streetcar funding options weighed
Orange County, Calif., transportation officials are weighing the practicality of expanding Interstate 405 capacity, while also considering a proposed streetcar system for Santa Ana, the county seat.
Caltrain testing real-time info system
Caltrain said Tuesday it will begin testing a Predictive Arrival/Departure System that will tell riders in real time when their train will arrive at the station and whether the train…
Penn Station "upgrade" plans float yet again
Local New York-area media report MTA Long Island Rail Road seeks to revamp Penn Station yet again in an effort to upgrade architectural quality and attract more upscale customer retail…
Pro-passenger rail voices lament transport bill
Pro-passenger rail and environmental groups Friday lamented the House-Senate compromise on federal transportation funding, citing various examples of punishment or disincentives levied against the mode.
Wabtec lands Denver component contract
Wabtec Corp. Friday said it has signed contracts worth about $25 million to provide components, including on-board Positive Train Control (PTC) equipment, for 50 new transit cars being built by…
Sygnet Rail Technologies lands Brazil agreement
Sygnet Rail Technologies Tuesday announced it has entered into an agreement with EIF Locomotivas of Brazil to assist in the supply of four locomotives to Sao Paulo Metropolitan Train Company…
Bombardier affirms BART option
Bombardier Transportation Tuesday affirmed an option order worth about $266 million placed by BART for 150 additional rail cars.
MTA juggles ESA work, LIRR rush-hour schedule
MTA Long Island Rail Road will discontinue three evening rush-hour trains, and adjust the schedule of others, beginning July 9 in order to facilitate ongoing East Side Access (ESA) construction…
Transport research program, 50, adds rail to mix
After a half-century, America's celebrated cooperative model of transportation research has gained a railroad focus.
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