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BART declares "Buy America" intention
Faced with the need to replace what one official calls the oldest rapid transit cars "currently running in the country," BART is readying a $3.2 billion order for 775 new…
Bombardier, MARTA team on track safety
Bombardier Transportation announced in Berlin Tuesday that it has joined the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) in a demonstration project to enhance the safety of trackside rail transit workers.
Bombardier opens Brazil monorail plant
Bombardier Transportation Friday inaugurated a new monorail vehicle manufacturing facility in Hortolândia-São Paulo, Brazil.
MARTA eyes LRT for Emory University
Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) is weighing light rail transit service to serve Emory University and neighborhood points, tying in with the agency's existing subway system.
Harsco lists orders, including from South Korea
Camp Hill, Pa.-based Harsco Corp. late Wednesday announced it had secured international orders for its railway track maintenance rail grinders totaling more than $20 million, including the company's first rail…
PATH Harrison station replacement expedited
The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey said Wednesday the 76-year-old Harrison PATH rail station is on a faster track to replacement after Port Authority commissioners last week authorized key…
Cubic-PATCO pilot moves to Phase Two
Cubic Transportation Systems, Inc., which created the PATCO Wave & Pay ANYWHERE Visa® Prepaid Card, has announced Phase Two of the open payment pilot program. During this phase riders may use a…
Safety outreach urgent as transit improves
The good news is that fast public transport services are making a comeback in America's urban cityscapes, taking the form of electric light rail transit (LRT), regional passenger rail ("commuter…
House extends surface transport funding again
Unable to craft its own long-term surface transportation bill, and equally unable to agree to a Senate version already passed by the upper house, the House of Representatives Thursday managed…
Rio de Janeiro EMUs go into service
Electric multiple-unit (EMU) trains manufactured by China's CNR Changchun Railway Vehicles Co., Ltd. went into operation in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on March 20. An inaugural ceremony was held on that…
MTA eyes Bombardier for subway order
New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board of Directors is expected Wednesday to award a contract to Bombardier Transportation for 300 R179 subway cars.
New York MTA capital funds secured in deal
New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo reportedly has brokered a deal with Republican state legislative leaders to fully fund the last three years of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's five-year capital…
Bombardier MITRAC Powerlab opens in Sweden
Bombardier Transportation said Monday it has opened its second state-of-the-art development and test laboratory, the MITRAC Powerlab, in Västerås, Sweden, which will serve as Bombardier's central competence center for medium…
Toronto tempest entertains, but is troubling
"Temper, temper, Toronto," was my first reaction. Far be it for a Jersey boy to throw stones at Toronto for manners. I'm not Emily Post, and my governor isn't above…
Toronto City Council (again) backs LRT
A second day of debate by the Toronto City Council Thursday resulted in the council's affirming more light rail transit (LRT) for Canada's largest city, rejecting Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's…
"Continuing resolution" no solution at all
Congress can't seem to get out of its own way when it comes to reauthorizing the surface transportation program. It's approaching three years since the silly-named SAFETEA-LU expired in September 2009.
LaHood laments House discord on transport bill
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said Monday he remains hopeful that the House of Representatives will succeed in passing a new federal surface transportation bill, while acknowledging their efforts so far…
Thales, Siemens land MTA NYCT contract
Thales and Siemens on Tuesday announced they have been awarded a contract to provide a permanent communications-based train control (CBTC) test track facility for Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) New York…
Take a video tour of WMATA’s new 7000 Series railcars
Kawasaki Rail Car USA, Inc. is currently assembling the prototype trainset of the Washington Area Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s (WMATA) new 7000 Series Metrorail rapid transit cars in Kobe, Japan.
APTA: 2011 public transit ridership strong
The American Public Transportation Association said Monday Americans took 10.4 billion trips on public transportation (bus and rail) in 2011, the second-highest annual figure since 1957. “Only ridership in 2008,…
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