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THE Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has awarded contracts totalling $US 205.8m to Siemens and Thales to install communications-based train control (CBTC) on New York Subway's Queens Boulevard Line.
PUBLIC transport and road networks in the US are in urgent need of investment, according to the 2015 Urban Mobility Scorecard released by the American Public Transportation Association (Apta) on…
THE Regional Transportation Council (RTC) for north-central Texas has allocated $US 4.5m to fund the planning, design, and preliminary engineering for the construction of a high-speed rail link between Dallas…
RESIDENTS of Mesa, a suburb of Phoenix, Arizona, and Sacramento, California, are celebrating the latest additions to their city's light rail networks which opened on August 22 and 24 respectively.
THE United States sent its latest status report on the rollout of Positive Train Control (PTC) to congress on August 7, warning policymakers that despite seven years of strenuous efforts…
THE first new railway bridge between the United States and Mexico for more than 100 years became operational on August 7, with the opening of the West Rail link between…
ALL Aboard Florida, the inter-city passenger subsidiary of Florida East Coast Railway (FEC), moved a step closer to completing financing for its Miami - Orlando service on August 5, when…
AN initial public consultation will begin on August 11 on proposals to expand the light rail network in Charlotte, the largest city in the US state of North Carolina.
CANADIAN transport minister Mrs Lisa Raitt and Mr Yves Desjardins-Siciliano, president and CEO of Via Rail, announced on July 31 that the Canadian government will invest $C 102.5m ($US 77.6m)…
BOTH Siemens Mobility and Bombardier Transportation have reported reductions in revenue and profit in their latest quarterly results, while Bombardier has denied reports in the financial press of a merger.
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