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DART from your plane to a train
Airline passengers arriving at Love Field in Dallas, Tex., have a convenient way to plan their use of Dallas Area Rapid Transit’s public transportation system before leaving the airport.
LKG-CMC appoints Wray Given to key post
Environmental, planning, engineering and program/construction management firm LKG-CMC, Inc., has named Sheila Wray Given a principal and business development leader, with responsibility for the transit, rail, and transit/rail facilities market…
Shepherd named rail market lead at Michael Baker
Michael Baker International has named Bonnie D. Shepherd as Senior Vice President and National Market Lead in the firm’s Railroad and Transit practice, based in Baltimore.
First day of school in Chicago: Priceless
In an effort to encourage school attendance, Chicago officials and the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) are again offering all students and accompanying adults free bus and train rides on the…
Chicago order fuels 126% growth for China's CRRC
First, in 2014, a $567 million system-wide car order for Boston's MBTA. Then, this year, the largest single purchase of rapid transit cars in Chicago history, valued at $1.31 billion.…
FTA guiding Buy America requirements from 60% to 70%
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) on Sept. 1, 2016 issued its final Buy America policy guidance advising transit agencies and transit vehicle manufacturers how to implement a phased increase in…
BART: Revised wheel profile quiets flange squeal
Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) is implementing a revised wheel tread profile across its entire fleet of rapid transit railcars to reduce flange squeal and improve ride quality.
LACMTA hyphenates with Ernst & Young for P-P P
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) has contracted with Ernst & Young Infrastructure Advisors, LLC, to help Metro select the best delivery methods possible for advancing major transportation…
Massachusetts railcar manufacturing return: Next stop, China
As Massachusetts officials celebrated the "topping off" ceremony of a $95 million new railcar manufacturing plant in Springfield, Mass., last week, the factory's owner—China's CCRC—explained hiring plans: production workers will…
Marie, Schumacher appointed to key roles at WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff
Two experienced rail transit professionals, Joseph Marie and Dave Schumacher, have been named by WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff to key management positions.
Huber & Suhner and Bombardier sign cabling deal
Huber & Suhner signed a five-year contract with Bombardier to be its main cable supplier.
LKG-CMC names Sheila Wray Given to key post
LKG-CMC Inc. (LKG) has named Sheila Wray Given a principal and business development executive in the firm’s Glendale, Calif., headquarters, with responsibility for the transit and rail market sectors and…
CDPQ reaches Montreal track agreement with CN
Canadian pension fund Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec (CDPQ) Infra has reached an agreement with CN to purchase infrastructure for its planned 41.5-mile (67 km) Metropolitan Electric Network…
Canada, Ontario reach $2.3 billion funding agreement for infrastructure
The government of Canada and the province of Ontario reached an agreement that makes C$2.97 billion (US$2.3 billion) in combined funding available for infrastructure improvements in the province.
Vancouver launches SkyTrain Mark III fleet
A new generation of rolling stock entered passenger service on Vancouver’s SkyTrain driverless light metro network on the morning of August 18, when Kevin Desmond, CEO of transport authority TransLink…
CTA's Ventra app wins APTA Innovation Award
Cubic Transportation Systems (CTS), a business unit of Cubic Corporation, announced on August 18 that its customer Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) received the 2016 Innovation Award for the Ventra Mobile…
California caps and trades $374 million for rail
As California's Cap and Trade program of greenhouse gas emissions advances, rail projects receive development grants: On August 16, the California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA) announced 14 recipients for the…
First Lima Line 2 train heads for Peru
The first of 42 driverless metro trains being supplied by Hitachi Rail Italy (HRI) for Lima metro Line 2 was loaded onto the MV Cerinthus at the port of Salerno…
Mexico City orders CAF rubber-tired metro trains
Mexico City’s Collective Transport System (STC) has awarded a €164 million contract to CAF Mexico for 10 nine-car rubber-tired metro trains for Line 1.
PTSI, CRSA offer physical characteristics training conference
PTSI Transportation and the Chicago Railroad Superintendents Association are jointly offering the Railroad and Rail Transit Physical Characteristics Training and Testing: Are We Where We Need to Be? conference in…
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