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Pension fund plans Montreal automated commuter rail network PROPOSING a radical new business model, Quebec's huge public pension fund announced on April 22 that it will directly undertake construction and operation of a 67km, double track, electrified and fully-automated rail network serving Montreal and its immediate hinterland.
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KANSAS City celebrated the return of light rail to its streets after a 59-year hiatus on May 6th with the opening of a 3.5km line from River Market via the city centre to Union Station. The...
seattle-breaks-ground-on-light-rail-east-link
A groundbreaking ceremony was held in Bellevue, Washington, on April 22 to mark the start of construction on Sound Transit's East Link light rail line. The 23km line will branch off the existing north-south line at...
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THE Canadian city of Edmonton officially launched construction of the first phase of the light rail Valley Line on April 22, when the city's mayor Mr Don Iverson was joined by federal minister of infrastructure...
miami-proposes-six-new-urban-rail-lines
MIAMI-Dade Metropolitan Planning Organisation (MPO) adopted a resolution on April 21 endorsing the Strategic Miami Area Rapid Transit (Smart) plan, which envisages the construction of six new urban rail lines in Miami-Dade County. Smart proposes constructing...
pension-fund-plans-montreal-automated-commuter-rail-network
PROPOSING a radical new business model, Quebec's huge public pension fund announced on April 22 that it will directly undertake construction and operation of a 67km, double track, electrified and fully-automated rail network serving Montreal...
denver-airport-rail-link-inaugurated
THE first phase of Denver's Eagle PPP commuter rail project was completed on April 22, when Colorado state governor Mr John Hickenlooper, United States transportation secretary Mr Anthony Foxx, and the mayor of Denver Mr...
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THE City of Calgary announced on April 18 that an underground alignment has emerged as the most viable option for the city centre section of the LRT Green Line in the first stage of evaluation...
via-rail-to-seek-federal-backing-for-montreal-toronto-upgrade
CANADIAN national passenger operator Via Rail says it is planning to seek federal funding for its proposed $C 4bn ($US 3.1bn) upgrade of the Montreal - Ottawa - Toronto line, which would significantly reduce journey...
south-shore-line-ptc-contract-awarded
WABTEC has been awarded a $US 30m contract to supply Positive Train Control (PTC) equipment for Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District's (NICTD) 140km South Shore Line, which links Millennium station in Chicago with South Bend,...
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SOUTHEASTERN Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (Septa) will begin provisional revenue service operations with Positive Train Control (PTC) from next week after receiving authorisation from the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA). Septa will begin PTC operation on the Warminster...