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THE governor of Massachusetts Mr Charlie Baker and Mrs Stephanie Pollack, secretary of the state’s Department of Transportation (MassDOT) visited the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) depot at Wellington on…
THE first of 12 Bombardier trains for Guadalajara light metro Line 1 arrived in the Mexican city on March 19.
SANTA Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) has awarded Siemens a $US 10m contract to modernise electrification systems on the oldest section of the 68km light rail network in San Jose…
CRRC Sifang’s American subsidiary held a ceremony on March 16 to mark the beginning of construction of its new 35,391m2 assembly plant in Chicago, which will produce 846 7000 series…
THE Trump Administration’s proposed 2017 budget, released on March 16, includes reducing funds to the United States Department of Transportation and eliminating Amtrak's long-distance train funding, as well as popular…
WABTEC has purchased Aero Transportation Products (ATP), a manufacturer of engineered freight wagon components, for an undisclosed fee.
CONNECTICUT Department of Transport (CTDOT) has awarded NRE a contract to overhaul six GP40-2H locomotives, which date from the 1970s, and are set to begin operating commuter services on the…
BRIGHTLINE, Florida’s new private passenger operator has confirmed that it will begin introductory express services in late July between West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale.
BRITISH Columbia's minister of transportation and infrastructure Mr Todd Stone announced on March 9 that the Canadian province will study options for establishing commuter rail services on Vancouver Island.
ACCORDING to a report published by SCI Verkehr, Germany, all types of rail traffic are expected to grow up to 2025, building on the growth already achieved since 2005. The…
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