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FTA releases comprehensive CBTC study
The Federal Transit Administration has published a Rail Transit Signal and Control Systems Research paper that provides “a comprehensive evaluation of CBTC technology.” The research project was conducted by Alan…
WMATA eyes big system expansion
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) unveiled a preliminary map of expanded Metrorail service Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, costing $26 billion, that would push the rapid rail system into parts of…
CTA Blue Line upgrade announced
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Transit Authority officials announced details Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, of a four-year, $492 million plan to upgrade the CTA Blue Line.
Gotham's robust rail growth
MTA is readying infrastructure additions; continuing to repair, upgrade, and harden existing facilities; and acquiring new rolling stock, all in order to meet increasing passenger demand.
NJ committee: Subway to Hoboken OK by us
New Jersey's Assembly Transportation, Public Works and Independent Authorities Committee on Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, offered the first substantive Garden State backing for a proposed No. 7 subway extension under…
Navy yard subway link eyed for SEPTA
U.S. Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) is urging a 1.5-mile extension of SEPTA's Broad Street subway line to the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, the nation's oldest such facility, now redeveloped as an…
Pennsylvania passes transport funding measure
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has passed a $2.3 billion transportation package that raises the state gas tax and provides funding for rail operations in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and on Amtrak's Keystone…
Alstom, Bombardier unveil Montreal metro cars
The consortium composed of Bombardier Transportation and Alstom Transport, together with the Societe de transport de Montreal (STM), unveiled Montreal's new metro cars Monday, Nov. 25, 2013.
BART taps Bombardier for more cars
Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013 exercised an option worth $638.9 million for an additional 365 cars from Bombardier Transportation, as part of BART's "fleet of the…
Vancouver Skytrain refurbishment under way
British Columbia's TransLink has begun returning to service the first of 114 Skytrain Mark I cars to be refurbished under an overhaul program. The cars have been in service since…
TTC shuns subway line shutdown
The Toronto Transit Commission has dismissed a proposal to close a portion of its subway system for a two-month stretch next year to implement overdue repairs.
SYSTRA names Kerr Adler EVP Marketing and Business Development
SYSTRA USA has named Susannah Kerr Adler, AIA, Executive Vice President, Marketing and Business Development.
Deadline extended for Flushing Line CBTC work
Completion of Communications-Based Train Control (CBTC) on MTA New York City Transit's No. 7 Flushing Line has been delayed from the fourth quarter of 2016 until the second quarter of…
MBTA rapidly replaces rail bridge
Massahusetts Bay Transportation Authority work crews replaced a 102-year-old bridge over Clayton Street in Dorchester, Mass., during the weekend, reopening MBTRA's Red Line (part of the 'T") for service by…
APTA, UNIFE sign MOU
The European Rail Industry Association (UNIFE) and the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) “to reinforce ties between the European and American rail sectors.”
CTA protests Moody’s credit downgrade
The Chicago Transit Authority on Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, objected strongly to a downgrade of its credit rating made last week by Moody's Investors Service.
Ontario paying penalties to Bombardier
The back-and-forth decision-making involving the fate of Toronto's Scarborough Line rehabilitation has cost Ontario at least C$68 million (US$65 million) in contract costs, including penalties, claimed by Bombardier Transportation, a…
BART removes ban on bicycles
Bicycles will be allowed aboard BART trains at all times, including rush hours, following a unanimous vote Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013 by the BART Board of Directors to lift existing…
Latest BART strike ends after four days
Management and union negotiators reached a deal late Monday, Oct. 21, 2013 to end the four-day strike affecting BART service in the San Francisco Bay area.
Foul-smelling trash trains? Zap them with Train Fresh!
It’s “Febreeze for trains”: a new product from Stage 8 designed to eliminate those awful odors that accompany a trash-carrying train (freight or transit, like the NYC Transit trash train…
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