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AnsaldoBreda lands LA contract despite criticism

Brushing aside doubts raised by several of its own members, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board of Directors, in an 8-3 vote, Thursday awarded a AnsaldoBreda a contract option for

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LACMTA CEO urges competive bidding for new LRT cars

Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Chief Executive Arthur Leahy says LACMTA should open a competitive bidding process to acquire 100 new light rail transit vehicles for the city’s growing LRT system.

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CSX to sell two rail routes to Massachusetts

Massachusetts and CSX have agreed on the sale of CSX’s Boston-Worcester, Mass., route to the commonwealth, opening up potential service capacity additions on the route and the extension of Massachusetts Bay Transportation

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Famed California coastal town weighs LRT and BRT

Monterey County, Calif., officials postponed a vote this week for a rapid transit line to serve the county’s namesake city, after a former Monterey mayor voiced concerns that the city council had

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CP joins e-RAILSAFE Canada

Canadian Pacific Railway has joined Atlanta-based e-VERIFILE.COM Inc.’s e-RAILSAFE Canada (ERS-Canada) workplace safety/security management service. CP will require its contractors and suppliers and their employees that need access to CP’s Canadian properties

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Parsons names Barron president

Thomas E. Barron has been appointed President of Parsons Transportation Group, Inc. (PTG), a global business unit of Parsons Corp. He will be responsible for the business unit’s worldwide operations. Barron joined

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Metrorail signal failure prompts NTSB safety recommendations

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) late Tuesday issued nine safety recommendations, six of which are “urgent,” to address concerns about the safety of train control systems that use audio frequency track circuits following