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Testing begins on LA Gold Line extension THE first light rail vehicle ran on the Los Angeles Gold Line Foothill extension on December 9, kicking off the testing phase on the 17.7km link between Pasadena and Azusa.
hntb-to-study-path-newark-airport-extension
THE Port Authority of New York & New Jersey has awarded a three-year, $US 6m contract to HNTB to carry out studies on the proposed Port Authority Trans-Hudson (Path) metro extension from Newark Penn Station...
toronto-rer-plan-moves-forward
AN update on plans to establish regular-interval all-day services on commuter rail lines in southern Ontario was presented at the meeting of Toronto and Hamilton regional transport authority Metrolinx board of directors on December 11. The...
testing-begins-on-la-gold-line-extension
THE first light rail vehicle ran on the Los Angeles Gold Line Foothill extension on December 9, kicking off the testing phase on the 17.7km link between Pasadena and Azusa. The AnsaldoBreda P2250 LRV was hauled...
bombardier-pulls-out-of-amtrak-hs-procurement
BOMBARDIER says that it will not compete in a tender for a contract to supply a new generation of high-speed trains to Amtrak for the Boston – New York – Washington DC Northeast Corridor (NEC),...
tracklaying-begins-on-honolulu-metro
HONOLULU Authority for Rapid Transportation (Hart) confirmed on December 5 that tracklaying has begun on the 32km Honolulu metro, with initial works focussing on the area around Hoopili station in Ewa. Hart says it will lay...
boston’s-green-line-extension-secures-federal-funds
THE Federal Transit Administration has pledged about $US 996m through a New Start Engineering programme grant to support a 7.6km extension of Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's (MBTA) Green Line from Cambridge to Somerville and Medford. MBTA...
montreal-opens-new-commuter-rail-line
MONTREAL's Metropolitan Transport Agency (AMT) launched services on the new 53km Mascouche commuter rail line on December 1 with eight round trips a day on weekdays. The line has 10 new stations and serves a...
french-to-study-rubber-tyred-metro-train-adhesion
SIEMENS and Tisséo, the operator of the VAL light metro in Toulouse, are to conduct a three-year study of the adhesion of rubber-tyred metro trains with a view to improving their safety. VAL trains run...
bart-opens-apm-link-to-oakland-airport
BAY Area Rapid Transit (Bart) opened its $US 484m rail extension to Oakland International Airport on November 22, a 5.1km automated peoplemover (APM) link from Coliseum station which replaces a shuttle bus service. An estimated 2745...
go-ahead-for-san-diego-mid-coast-corridor
SAN DIEGO Association of Governments Board of Directors (Sandag) has unanimously approved the final environmental impact report for the Mid-Coast Corridor Transit Project, which will extend the city's light rail network north from Old Town...