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The U.S. a leader in LRT? Believe it
Take a wild guess: Since the turn of the century, what nation has opened more new light rail and streetcar systems than any other on earth? Germany? Nein. Italy? No.…
TTC to Bombardier: See you in court
The Toronto Transit Commission board of directors has voted unanimously to sue Bombardier Transportation for at least $50 million for failure to deliver new streetcars on time, and without defects,…
Brookville to restore, modernize El Paso PCC streetcars
The Camino Real Regional Mobility Authority (CRRMA), working with the City of El Paso, Tex., has agreed to terms with Brookville Equipment Corp. for the complete overhaul, restoration, and modernization…
Amtrak: “It’s time to build”
Amtrak President & CEO Joe Boardman joined a panel of industry experts Oct. 26, 2015 at the National Press Club to highlight the need to make infrastructure planning and investment…
CAF selects Maxwell Technologies for catenary-free rail modules
Maxwell Technologies, a leading developer and manufacturer of ultracapacitor-based energy storage and power delivery products, announced Oct. 22, 2015 that its ultracapacitors have been selected by CAF Power & Automation,…
Wabtec posts solid third-quarter results
Wabtec Corp. on Oct. 22, 2015 reported solid third-quarter 2015 results largely due to growth in the company’s Freight Group.
Railway Age seeks entries for inaugural Fast Trackers contest
Railway Age on Oct. 20, 2015 launched its inaugural Fast Trackers contest, in which ten individuals under the age of 40 who have made an impact in their respective fields…
Special rates available for Railway Age Passenger Trains on Freight Railroads Conference
Railway Age’s 22nd Annual Passenger Trains on Freight Railroads Conference is coming up soon, on Oct. 28 and 29, in Washington D.C. at the Grand Hyatt Hotel. A 20% discount…
SEPTA selects Richard G. Burnfield as Deputy GM
Regional Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) Board Chairman Pasquale T. Deon, Sr. and SEPTA General Manager Jeffrey D. Knueppel, P.E., on Oct. 14, 2015 announced the promotion of Richard G.…
Denver, Twin Cities adding to Siemens LRV fleets
Denver’s Regional Transit District (RTD) and Metro Transit in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis-St. Paul have exercised options worth a combined $132.1 million for 34 additional Siemens light rail vehicles.
Railway Interchange executive spotlight: Kevin Riddett, Siemens Mobility
At Railway Interchange 2015 in Minneapolis, Kevin Riddett of Siemens Mobility shared his views on the marketplace, on a variety of topics ranging from PTC and CBTC to high-speed passenger…
UITP sets up shop in North America
UITP (International Association of Public Transport), which represents 1,400 member agencies in 96 countries, has opened a new office in New York City “to support the growth in urban transit…
Bombardier expands C&S footprint in North America
Bombardier Transportation is expanding its North American signaling and train control presence through two new rail transit projects.
HTSI lands Kansas City Downtown Streetcar contract
In time for the arrival of the first Urbos 3 streetcar from CAF (Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles), the KC Streetcar Authority (KCSA) has entered into an operations and maintenance…
Wabtec, Faiveley Transport commit to acquisition
Wabtec Corp. on Oct. 6, 2015 signed a definitive agreement with members of the Faiveley family to acquire approximately 51% of Faiveley Transport S.A., a provider of integrated systems and…
voestalpine Nortrak executes special trackwork encapsulation for NORTA streetcar project
voestalpine Nortrak's encapsulation of the Half Grand Union located at Canal and Rampart on New Orleans Regional Transit Authority's (NORTA) streetcar expansion is the first large scale field application of…
Minneapolis launches tender for 27 LRVs
The Minneapolis-St. Paul Metropolitan Council Environmental Services has published a tender notice for a contract to supply 27 low-floor LRVs with an option for 50 more, even though Metro Transit…
OCTA chooses HNTB for new streetcar line
California’s Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) has appointed HTNB to design a 4.16-mile streetcar line linking Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center, through Downtown Santa Ana and the Civic Center, along…
AngelTrax welcomes Maritza Valentin to executive sales team
AngelTrax, a leading supplier of mobile video surveillance technology for the rail, student transit, waste management and law enforcement industries, welcomed on Sept. 28, 2015, transportation industry veteran Maritza Valentin…
Fisher heads up WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff’s San Francisco office
John Fisher has been appointed the San Francisco area manager for WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, the firm announced Sept. 28, 2015.
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