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Charlotte mulls light rail expansion
An initial public consultation will begin on August 11, 2015 on proposals to expand the light rail network in Charlotte, N.C.
Chinese rail company selects Maxwell as energy storage supplier
Maxwell Technologies, Inc., a U.S. developer and manufacturer of ultracapacitor-based energy storage solutions has signed a long-term strategic partnership agreement with China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation (CRRC-SRI, formerly CNR-SRI), a…
Yangtze, Anyang Railway Equipment form JV
Yangtze Railroad Materials has formed a joint venture with Anyang Railway Equipment LLC, a top Chinese materials manufacturer based in the city of Anyang, in the Henan Province of China,…
A Siemens-Bombardier merger in play?
Munich, Germany-based Siemens and Montreal, Canada-based Bombardier are engaging in preliminary talks to merge their rail businesses, according to a report in the July 29, 2015 edition of The Wall…
Bombardier wins 30-year Crosstown LRT contract
Bombardier Transportation has won a contract to provide 30 years of maintenance on the Bombardier Flexity Freedom light rail vehicles (LRVs) it will build for service on the new Toronto…
Financial closure reached on Eglinton Crosstown LRT project
Crosslinx Transit Solutions General Partnership, a consortium comprised of Aecon Group Inc., ACS Infrastructure Canada, EllisDon, and SNC-Lavalin, announced July 24, 2015 that it has reached commercial and financial close…
Wabtec posts record second quarter
Wabtec Corp. on June 23, 2015 reported record results for second-quarter 2015.
VHB adds four to its Transit & Rail team
VHB has added four new employees to its Transit & Rail practice in order to better serve clients in metropolitan areas along the East Coast, including Boston, New York City,…
AECOM appoints Mendes to top design post
AECOM has appointed Diana C. Mendes, AICP, as director of transit/rail, Design and Consulting Services, Americas.
Dallas, DART extend partnership with Brookville
The City of Dallas and Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) exercised an option on July 9, 2015, for the delivery of two additional off-wire capable Liberty Modern Streetcars, extending a…
LRT beats BRT on key metrics: FTA
For several decades, U.S. proponents of “bus rapid transit” (so-called BRT) have waged a veritable war against light rail transit (LRT), relying particularly on a claim that BRT is “just…
NJT sets FY2016 ops, capex budgets; hikes fares 9%
Facing an approximate $56 million budget gap for its 2016 fiscal year, New Jersey Transit’s Board of Directors on July 15, 2105 adopted a FY2016 operating budget and capital program…
Lyon-Stadler named a PB senior principal engineer
Parsons Brinckerhoff has named Nancy Lyon-Stadler a senior principal engineer in the company’s Cleveland office, as part of PB’s transit and rail technical excellence center.
CalSTA backs $224 million in transit and intercity rail grants
The California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA) announced on June 30, 2015 this year’s recipients of $224 million in competitive grants that support high-quality public transportation and reduce greenhouse gas emissions causing…
Toronto’s troubled trolleys
The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) has been experiencing significant delivery delays and quality control issues with its 204-unit order of new low-floor LRVs from Bombardier Transportation Canada Inc. The contract,…
Phase 2 of CityLYNX Gold Line advances
On June 22, 2015, Charlotte City Council approved a contract amendment for $7.7 million to advance Phase 2 of the CityLYNX Gold Line Project to 100% design.
Maryland Gov. Hogan: Purple Line a go, Red Line gets a no
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan gave the go ahead on a “more cost-effective and streamlined” version of Maryland Transit Administrations’s proposed Purple Line LRT, but said the Red Line project would…
Duos Technologies lands follow-up DHS grant
The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate has awarded Duos Technologies Inc. (Duostech), a supplier of intelligent analytical security technology, a follow-up research grant to complete the next…
LRT boosts Salt Lake City economy: Study
Salt Lake City’s TRAX LRT has generated 1,300 new jobs that have spurred an estimated $225 million in value to the local economy, according to a study conducted by the…
New DART VPs in operations, safety, strategic planning
Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) has named Maureen McCole as Vice President, Commuter Rail/Railroad Management; Garrome “Jerry” Franklin as Vice President and Chief Safety Officer; and David Schulze as Vice…
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