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San Diego and Tijuana plan cross-border LRT MUNICIPAL authorities in San Diego, California, and the neighbouring city of Tijuana in the Mexican state of Baja California have revived plans for a light rail line spanning the US-Mexican border.
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DALLAS Area Rapid Transit (Dart) operated its first test run on the 8km light rail Orange Line extension to Dallas Forth Worth International Airport on April 16. Dart says that the test run between Belt Line...
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MUNICIPAL authorities in San Diego, California, and the neighbouring city of Tijuana in the Mexican state of Baja California have revived plans for a light rail line spanning the US-Mexican border. San Diego Regional Chamber of...
WESTPORT Innovations, Canada, has delivered the first of four liquefied natural gas (LNG) tenders ordered by Canadian National (CN) to Electro-Motive Diesel (EMD), United States, which is developing a pilot low-pressure LNG:diesel dual-fuel locomotive for...
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THE governor of Illinois Mr Pat Quinn has announced plans to invest in commuter rail, long-distance passenger and freight projects in the US state as part of a $US 8.6bn six-year capital construction programme, which...
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ALASKA Railroad Corporation (ARR) has selected Wabtec in a $US 16.6m contract to supply positive train control (PTC) equipment and services for its 845km mixed-traffic network. Wabtec will supply its Interoperable Electronic Train Management System (I-ETMS),...
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THE United States Federal Transit Administration (FTA) issued a record of decision on March 20 approving plans for the 25.8km Maryland Purple Line LRT, which will serve the northern suburbs of Washington DC. The 21-station line...
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AMTRAK submitted its budget request to Congress for 2015 financial year on March 18 with a warning to the federal government that failure to step up investment in the United States' passenger rail infrastructure could...
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THE Illinois Department of Transportation (Idot) has formally awarded a $US 228m contract to Siemens and Cummins to supply 32 diesel-electric locomotives for use on Amtrak services in the states of Illinois, California, Michigan, Missouri...
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THE expansion of Positive Train Control and upgrading of a key section of the Washington DC – New York – Boston Northeast Corridor (NEC) for 257km/h operation are among the highlights of Amtrak's 2014 infrastructure...
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MASSACHUSETTS Bay Commuter Railroad (MBCR), which has operated Boston's commuter rail network since July 2003, is seeking an injunction to prevent Keolis Commuter Services from taking over in July, alleging numerous deficiencies during the 30-month...