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Cubic extends with MARTA
Cubic Transportation Systems (CTS), on Oct. 28 announced the award of a $12.7 million, two-year contract extension from the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) for Automated Fare Collection (AFC)…
Siemens to electrify Quito metro Line 1
The Acciona-Odebrecht construction consortium, building the first metro line in the Ecuadorian capital Quito has commissioned Siemens to electrify the line.
First Guadalajara Line 3 train heads for Mexico
The first of 18 three-car Metropolis trains for Guadalajara metro Line 3 has left Alstom’s Santa Perpetua de Mogoda plant near Barcelona for the nearby port of Tarragona on the…
CTA: $1.52 billion ops; $3.5 billion capex
The Chicago Transit Authority on Oct. 24 proposed a “balanced” $1.52 billion operating budget that holds the line on base fares and preserves bus and rail service levels, while continuing…
Hitachi Rail Italy unveils Miami metro cars
Hitachi Rail Italy presented October 24 the first vehicle for the new Metro for Miami-Dade County, with the Miami Mayor Carlos Gimenez and the Japanese Consul General Ken Okaniwa in…
Acciona prepares tunneling for Quito metro
Acciona is preparing a tunnel boring machine (TBM) in Noblejas, Spain, which will be used to excavate the first metro line in Ecuadorian capital Quito.
NYCT seeks dual-mode locomotives
MTA New York City Transit (NYCT) is seeking expressions of interest by Nov. 30 for the supply of dual-mode (diesel/thirdrail) locomotives for use on the subway network.
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff appoints Galloway VP
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff has named long-time Amtrak executive Drew Galloway as Vice President, Transit and Rail Planning Director. He will be based in the firm’s Newark, N.J. office.
MBTA cashes in with Brink's
The MBTA Fiscal and Management Control Board approved a two-year, $7.7 million contract to Brink's Incorporated to perform cash collection operations that had previously been handled internally by the MBTA.
Testing begins on Salvador Metro Line 2
Construction of the second phase of the metro network in the Brazilian city of Salvador (Metrô de Salvador, commonly called Metrô) reached a milestone on Sept. 29 with the start…
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