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Maryland Purple Line reaches financial close MARYLAND Department of Transportation (MDOT), Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) and Purple Line Transit Partners, have signed the final financial documents for a $US 5.6bn PPP contract to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the 26km light rail Purple Line north of Washington DC.
fta-gives-go-ahead-for-tex-rail-construction
THE United States Federal Transit Administration has awarded a Letter of No Prejudice (LONP) to Fort Worth Transportation Authority (FWTA) for the $US 996m Tex Rail commuter rail project, clearing the way for groundbreaking next...
maryland-purple-line-reaches-financial-close
MARYLAND Department of Transportation (MDOT), Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) and Purple Line Transit Partners, have signed the final financial documents for a $US 5.6bn PPP contract to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the 26km light...
st-louis-to-study-three-light-rail-extensions
THE county executive of St Louis County, Missouri, Mr Steve Stenger announced on June 23 that feasibility studies will be commissioned into three potential extensions of the MetroLink light rail network, which have been identified...
first-siemens-charger-locomotives-head-to-ttci
THE first two Siemens SC-44 Charger diesel passenger locomotives have arrived in Colorado for the start of testing at TTCI's Pueblo facility. Illinois Department of Transportation (Idot) awarded Siemens a $US 228m contract in 2014 to supply...
maryland-purple-line-light-rail-secures-federal-loan
THE United States Department of Transportation has awarded a Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (Tifia) loan of $US 874.6m to Purple Line Transit Partners for the $US 2bn Maryland Purple Line light rail public-private...
canada-backs-british-columbia-rail-investment
THE prime minister of Canada, Mr Justin Trudeau, and the premier of British Columbia (BC), Ms Christy Clark, announced in Vancouver on June 16 the $C 900m ($US 697m) of additional funding will be made...
california’s-redlands-passenger-rail-project-moves-forward
RAILPROS, which is lead programme manager for the Redlands Passenger Rail Project in California, has awarded a contract to CH2M to assist with development and implementation of the $US 250m commuter rail scheme.CH2M will be...
škoda-to-set-up-subsidiary-in-united-states
ŠKODA Transportation, Czech Republic, is to set up a subsidiary company in the United States with a view to selling light rail vehicles and trains in North America.Škoda Transportation USA will be headed by Mr...
whiting-acquires-lb-foster-train-repair-assets
WHITING Corporation, United States, has acquired LB Foster's rolling stock and locomotive repair and service assets in Pittsburgh for an undisclosed sum.Whiting says that key members of staff in Pittsburgh have become its employees and...
ontario-to-fund-toronto-metro-expansion-plans
THE Canadian province of Ontario is to provide $C 205m ($US 160m) to help advance work for the Yonge North subway extension and the proposed Relief Line which is designed to help relieve congestion on...