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MEXICO’s secretary of state for transport and communications Mr Gerardo Ruiz Espara attended a ceremony at the port of Veracruz on January 19 to mark the delivery of the first…
THE first of 215 S200 SF LRVs for San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) was unveiled at Muni Metro East Maintenance Facility on January 13, just hours after completing its…
GENESEE & Wyoming (G&W) can trace its origins back to 1899 when it acquired a 22.5km line in New York state serving a rock salt mine. The 1980 Staggers railway…
BNSF is the United States’ second largest railway, covering 45,000km in 28 states and two Canadian provinces, and employing 42,000 people. Kevin Smith reflects on executive chairman Matt Rose’s insights…
THE appointment of Mr Wick Moorman as president and CEO of Amtrak last September was greeted with enthusiasm from across the North American railway industry, bringing more than 40 years…
PRIVATELY-FUNDED passenger rail company Brightline showcased its first completed train for its new Florida intercity service on January 11, and it will begin testing on a 16km section in West…
CHICAGO Transit Authority (CTA) has received $US 1.07bn in funding from the United States’ Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to support phase one of its Red and Purple Modernisation Project (RPM).
THE Port Authority of New York/New Jersey Board of Commissioners announced on January 6 a $US 32bn draft 2017-2026 capital investment plan for public comment and review.
A federal grant and loan totalling nearly $US 1.5bn to help build the second phase of the Metro Purple Line Extension to downtown Beverly Hills and Century City was announced…
NEW York City celebrated the opening of a 4.4km extension of the Q Line metro from 57th Street and Seventh Avenue to 96th Street and Second Avenue in the upper…
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