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Phoenix and Sacramento open light rail extensions RESIDENTS of Mesa, a suburb of Phoenix, Arizona, and Sacramento, California, are celebrating the latest additions to their city's light rail networks which opened on August 22 and 24 respectively.
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THE Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has awarded contracts totalling $US 205.8m to Siemens and Thales to install communications-based train control (CBTC) on New York Subway's Queens Boulevard Line.At 43km, this is the second longest line...
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PUBLIC transport and road networks in the US are in urgent need of investment, according to the 2015 Urban Mobility Scorecard released by the American Public Transportation Association (Apta) on August 26. The report reveals that...
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THE Regional Transportation Council (RTC) for north-central Texas has allocated $US 4.5m to fund the planning, design, and preliminary engineering for the construction of a high-speed rail link between Dallas and Fort Worth.RTC will set...
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RESIDENTS of Mesa, a suburb of Phoenix, Arizona, and Sacramento, California, are celebrating the latest additions to their city's light rail networks which opened on August 22 and 24 respectively.   More than 3500 people rode the...
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THE United States sent its latest status report on the rollout of Positive Train Control (PTC) to congress on August 7, warning policymakers that despite seven years of strenuous efforts by the industry most railways...
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THE first new railway bridge between the United States and Mexico for more than 100 years became operational on August 7, with the opening of the West Rail link between Brownsville, Texas, and the neighbouring...
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ALL Aboard Florida, the inter-city passenger subsidiary of Florida East Coast Railway (FEC), moved a step closer to completing financing for its Miami - Orlando service on August 5, when the Florida Development Finance Commission...
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AN initial public consultation will begin on August 11 on proposals to expand the light rail network in Charlotte, the largest city in the US state of North Carolina. Charlotte Area Rapid Transit (CATS) is seeking...
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CANADIAN transport minister Mrs Lisa Raitt and Mr Yves Desjardins-Siciliano, president and CEO of Via Rail, announced on July 31 that the Canadian government will invest $C 102.5m ($US 77.6m) over two years to improve...
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BOTH Siemens Mobility and Bombardier Transportation have reported reductions in revenue and profit in their latest quarterly results, while Bombardier has denied reports in the financial press of a merger. Third-quarter results published today by Siemens...