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Lac-Mégantic report condemns Transport Canada CHRONIC negligence by Canada's transport regulator has been identified by the country's accident investigator as the primary underlying cause of the derailment and explosion of a Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway (MM&A) crude oil train at Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, on July 6 2013, which killed 47 people.
lac-mégantic-report-condemns-canadian-rail-regulator
CHRONIC negligence by Canada's transport regulator has been identified by the country's accident investigator as the primary underlying cause of the derailment and explosion of a Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway (MM&A) crude oil train...
light-rail-arrives-at-dallas-fort-worth-airport
THE world's ninth-busiest airport finally got its first direct passenger rail connection on August 15 with the inauguration of the extension of the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (Dart) Orange Line to Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport...
toronto-airport-express-trains-arrive-in-canada
THE FIRST two of 18 DMU cars being supplied by Sumitomo to Toronto transport authority Metrolinx for use on the Union Pearson Express (UP Express) airport rail link have arrived in Canada. The fleet will be...
stb-approves-fresno-–-bakersfield-high-speed-line
THE United States Surface Transportation Board (STB) has authorised California High Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) to begin construction on the Fresno – Bakersfield section of the state's high-speed network. The approval covers construction package 2-3, the...
two-options-for-chicago-red-line-extension
CHICAGO Transit Authority (CTA) says it has narrowed down proposals for the extension of the city's Red Line from 95th Street to 130th Street to one preferred route with two alignment options. The two options run...
boston-seeks-to-enhance-long-railway-tradition
Ambitious plans are afoot in Boston to upgrade the rail network to meet increasing demand. Anitra Green talks to Richard Davey, secretary of transportation and CEO of Massachusetts Department of Transportation. BOSTON has a strong...
nine-us-mayors-push-for-chicago-–-columbus-passenger-service
THE mayors of nine cities in the US states of Indiana and Ohio plan to sign a memorandum of agreement (MOA) for the Northern Indiana/Ohio High Speed Rail Initiative which seeks to introduce a passenger...
deal-reached-on-chicago-–-quad-cities-passenger-rail
THE US state of Illinois announced on August 4 that it has reached a "milestone" agreement with Iowa Interstate Railroad (IAIS) on the development of inter-city passenger services linking Chicago and the Quad-Cities of Moline...
testing-begins-on-washington-dc-tram-line
TEST operation began on August 4 on the first modern tram line in Washington DC, which runs along H Street and Benning Road in the northeast of the city. As well as equipment testing, crew training...
work-starts-on-detroit-light-rail-ppp-project
CONSTRUCTION started on July 28 on Detroit's 5.3km M-1 Rail light rail line which will run north-south along Woodward Avenue in the city centre. M-1 Rail is a non-profit organisation set up in 2007 to...