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Canada commits $C 1.28bn to Montreal REM CANADIAN prime minister Mr Justin Trudeau announced on June 15 that the federal government will contribute $C 1.28bn ($US 960m) towards the $C 6.04bn cost of constructing Montreal’s Metropolitan Electric Network (REM).
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TEXAS Central, the developer of a project to build a privately-funded high-speed line between Dallas and Houston, announced on August 14 that it has selected Fluor Enterprises and The Lane Construction Corporation, a subsidiary of...
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AMTRAK has selelected Aecom and Network Rail Consulting to conduct an independent review of interaction, coordination and collaboration between the passenger concourses of different railways at New York Penn Station. The partners will also provide recommendations...
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SIEMENS announced on August 9 that it is establishing a new locomotive service hub at New Castle, Delaware, to remotely monitor the operation of Siemens locomotives across the United States. Siemens Digital Rail Services staff based...
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US president Donald Trump’s budget proposal for the 2018 financial year made grim reading for transit advocates, with plans to scrap popular federal funding programmes for public transport projects.Jonny Dearden, market researcher for IRJ Pro,...
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ANNOUNCING its latest financial results, Bombardier Transportation reported second-quarter growth of just 1% to $US 1.975bn compared with first-half growth of 2% to $US 3.9bn. However, order intake grew by 29% in the second quarter...
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THE Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) has awarded a joint venture of Hitachi Rail Italy and Ansaldo STS USA, Hitachi Ansaldo Baltimore Rail Partners (HABRP), a $US 400.5m contract to provide a new fleet of metro...
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THE governor of Connecticut, Mr Dannel Malloy, has announced that a joint venture of Transit America and Alternate Concepts has been selected as the operator of the CTrail Hartford Line, which will provide a more...
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SAN FRANCISCO Bay Area Rapid Transit (Bart) moved a step closer to the introduction of its Bombardier Fleet of the Future cars this week with the start of mainline testing during normal operating hours. An initial...
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PLANS for privately-financed 400km commuter rail network centred on Ottawa and Gatineau took a step forward on July 1, when the Moose Consortium of eight local companies exchanged letters of intent with a consortium of...
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GRUPO México has completed the acquisition of Florida East Coast Holdings (FEC), the owner of Florida East Coast Railway, through its transport business unit, Grupo México Transportes (GMXT). The $US 2bn acquisition positions GMXT as a...

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