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Washington inaugurates metro Silver Line WASHINGTON D.C. celebrated the largest-ever expansion of its metro network on July 26 with the inauguration of the initial 18.7km five-station section of the Silver Line from East Falls Church to Wiehle Avenue in Reston.
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MEXICO's Ministry of Communications and Transport (SCT) announced on July 27 that it has issued an international invitation to tender for contracts to construct a 210km high-speed line linking Mexico City with Queretaro. The project is...
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WASHINGTON D.C. celebrated the largest-ever expansion of its metro network on July 26 with the inauguration of the initial 18.7km five-station section of the Silver Line from East Falls Church to Wiehle Avenue in Reston. Around...
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THE MAYOR of Tucson, Arizona, Mr Jonathan Rothschild and United States Federal Transit Authority (FTA) chief counsel Mr Dorval Carter were among the dignitaries attending the official opening of the Tucson Sun Link tram line...
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CHICAGO Transit Authority (CTA) has announced it will relaunch a tender worth up to $US 2bn for up to 846 metro cars following a disappointing response to the initial tender. In a statement, CTA says it...
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DENVER Regional Transportation District (RTD) has approved plans for a 3.7km extension of the city's Southeast Light Rail line from Lincoln to Lone Tree, Colorado. The extension will have three stations, including a park-and-ride facility at...
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SEATTLE City Council voted on July 21 to approve the alignment of a new tram line in the city centre that will link the existing South Lake Union line and the First Hill line, which...
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CANADIAN Pacific Railway (CP) has reported net income of $C 371m ($US 344m) for the second quarter of 2014, a 47% increase on the $C 252m net income recorded for the second quarter of 2013....
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With funding always in doubt from one year to the next, US national inter-city rail operator Amtrak has been carried on the political wind for most of its 43 year existence. But with traffic rising...
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Philadelphia is the United States' fifth largest city and boasts one of the country's most extensive urban and suburban rail networks, but decades of underinvestment have brought the system close to the brink of collapse....
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In the space of just a few years, the boom in domestic oil and gas production brought about by hydraulic fracturing has transformed energy policy in the United States, with huge implications for the country's...