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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…
FTA issues Public Transportation Safety Program final rule
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) issued the Public Transportation Safety Program final rule on August 11th.
APTA System of the Year Award to Metro Transit
The American Public Transportation Association's (APTA) announced on August 10th its 2016 Outstanding Public Transportation System Achievement Award, also known as System of the Year, to Metro Transit.
Fishman joins Nossaman Infrastructure Practice Group
Edward Fishman, an experienced attorney who specializes in infrastructure projects, principally in the transportation and logistics sector, has joined the Infrastructure Practice Group of Nossaman LLP as a Partner.
CTA reveals $23 million Medical District Station redesign
Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) announced on August 10th that a $23 million project to renovate and modernize the Illinois Medical District (IMD) Blue Line station will begin next month. CTA…
In memoriam: Robert R. Kiley
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority's (MTA) fifth and longest-serving chairman, Robert R. Kiley, died Tuesday at the age of 80.
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