The past few years have admittedly been tough for Bombardier Transportation in North America. Changing dynamics—in particular, China’s entrance into the vehicle market—combined with delivery and quality problems and highly public squabbles with key Canadian and U.S. customers—have impacted the company’s business as well as its reputation. Now, however, Bombardier’s fortunes appear to be turning around.
Progress Rail has appointed Paolo Covoni as managing director of ECM S.p.A., its recently-acquired international signaling company, effective immediately.
Two light rail new-starts in Canada’s Ontario province appear to be on diverging paths. Hamilton’s is at the RFP stage, while Kitchener-Waterloo’s opening has been delayed, again.
TransEd Partners, the consortium building the first phase of Edmonton’s light rail Valley Line, has released images of the first Bombardier Flexity Freedom LRV for the project.
The Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) has awarded Bombardier Transportation a five-year, $288 million extension of its current contract to provide operations and maintenance (O&M) services for the Brunswick and Camden Lines of the Maryland Area Regional Commuter (MARC) Train Service rail system.
The City of Phoenix has awarded Bombardier Transportation a contract for an extension to the PHX Sky Train® automated people-mover (APM) system at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.
LRV testing on the new Kitchener-Waterloo (Ontario) LRT line has been ongoing since late 2017.
AN ACS Group/Hochtief-led consortium has been selected as recommended developer for a $1.95 billion public-private partnership (PPP) project to build an automated people-mover at Los Angeles International Airport and operate it for 25 years.
New York’s Metropolitan Transit Authority plans to spend more than $1.4 billion to purchase 535 new subway cars to replace the oldest cars operating on its lettered lines. The initial order with
San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) is set to introduce its first Fleet of the Future cars into passenger service within the next few days after the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) granted conditional approval for public use of the vehicles.