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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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THE Canadian government has appointed a negotiator and says it is willing to explore interim funding options or the potential sale of the Hudson Bay Railway to Churchill in order to reopen the line as...
toronto-transit-commission-issues-rfi-for-up-to-100-lrvs
TORONTO Transit Commission (TTC) issued a request for information on September 12 “to gauge market interest and capabilities of potential suppliers” for the delivery of up to 100 low-floor LRVs. Bombardier is currently delivering an order...
canadian-transit-enters-a-brand-new-world
As Canada embarks on an unprecedented public transport infrastructure spending progamme, Kevin Smith asks Canadian Urban Transit Association president and CEO, Patrick Leclerc, how transit agencies can make the most of this new era of...
the-sky’s-the-limit-translink-gears-up-for-major-investment
Spurred on by the Canadian federal government’s infrastructure investment agenda, Greater Vancouver Transportation Authority (Translink) is embarking on a wide-reaching public transport enhancement programme. Kevin Smith met CEO Kevin Desmond at the authority’s headquarters in...
america’s-short-lines-play-the-long-game
Deregulation of the US rail freight industry in the 1980s heralded a remarkable turnaround for the country’s secondary railways after years of seemingly-terminal decline. American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association president Linda Darr tells...
transdev-to-operate-milwaukee-streetcar
MILWAUKEE Department of Public Works has awarded Transdev Services a contract to operate the 4km Milwaukee Streetcar network, which is due to open next year. The contract began at the end of August and runs until...
amtrak’s-diesel-fleet-to-meet-ptc-deadline
AMTRAK has confirmed that it will equip approximately 310 diesel-electric locomotives with Positive Train Control (PTC) technology by the December 31 2018 federal deadline. To achieve this objective, Amtrak has signed an agreement with Rockwell Collins...
work-starts-on-maryland-purple-line-ppp-project
A ground-breaking ceremony was held on August 28 by the Purple Line Transit Partners joint venture to mark the start of construction of the 25.7km Purple Line light rail project in Maryland, United States.The joint...
tropical-storm-harvey-causes-major-rail-disruption
US railways serving Houston and the surrounding region have suspended train services as heavy rain and widespread flooding caused by Tropical Storm Harvey continues to affect southern Texas and Louisiana.BNSF says flooding in the greater...
amtrak-unveils-new-locomotive-for-the-midwest
AMTRAK and Siemens unveiled the first of 33 new Charger locomotives for the United States passenger operator's rebranded Midwest services in a ceremony held at Chicago's Union Station on August 28.   The new diesel locomotives are...

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