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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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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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METROPOLITAN Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (Marta) has selected Kapsch TrafficCom, Austria, to design, develop, implement, support, and maintain a turnkey regional mobile ticketing system covering the authority’s nearly 80.5km of metro lines and more than...
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CANADIAN engineering company SNC-Lavalin has confirmed the acquisition of consultancy company Atkins for a $C 3.6bn ($US 2.77bn). Atkins has 18,000 employees in the United States, Middle East, Asia and Europe, particularly in Britain and in...
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THE Port Authority of New York/New Jersey has issued a request for information by July 20 from rail vehicle and component manufactures for the proposed LaGuardia Airtrain project.The port authority wants to hear from manufacturers...
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CALGARY city council has approved the final alignment and 28 station locations for Calgary’s 46km Green Line project, the first phase of which is estimated to cost around $C 4.65bn ($US 3.39bn). The next aspect of...
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VTG Rail, the US leasing subsidiary of VTG, Germany, has acquired the rolling stock assets of Redwood Rail, adding 1135 wagons to its fleet, and bringing VTG Rail’s total number of units in use in...
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AMTRAK has appointed long-time aviation executive Mr Richard Anderson as its president and chief executive officer, effective July 12. Anderson will serve in a co-CEO capacity with current CEO Mr Wick Moorman until December 31, 2017,...
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RIDEAU Transit Group (RTG) has awarded Alstom a $C 300m ($US 227m) contract to supply 38 Citadis Spirit low-floor LRVs for the Stage 2 O-Train light rail expansion project in Ottawa, Ontario, which received federal...
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A financial agreement has been reached between all partners involved in the Pennsylvania Station-Farley Complex project to transform New York City’s James Farley Post Office into a world-class transport hub to relieve pressure on the...

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