North America

THE first Stadler Flirt DMU for the Tex Rail commuter line in North Texas has left the Stadler US plant in Salt Lake City bound for Atlanta, where it will…
CSX says that it quickly restored service throughout the areas affected by Hurricane Irma, which struck Florida on September 10, with devastating winds and flooding.
SOUND Transit introduced a new fleet of nine Bombardier double-deck driving cars for its Sounder commuter rail network on September 21, when the first vehicle entered passenger service between Seattle…
THE Protran Technology unit of Harsco Rail, United States, has won orders from Washington Area Transit Authority (WMATA) and Sacramento Regional Transit District for track worker protection systems to be…
PROGRESS Rail has signed a preliminary agreement with Norfolk Southern (NS) to supply the first Guardian end-of-train (EOT) devices for use on NS freight trains by the end the year.
ATLANTA City Council approved a statute on September 19 transferring all assets and operations of Atlanta Streetcar to Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (Marta).
THE Canadian government has appointed a negotiator and says it is willing to explore interim funding options or the potential sale of the Hudson Bay Railway to Churchill in order…
TORONTO Transit Commission (TTC) issued a request for information on September 12 “to gauge market interest and capabilities of potential suppliers” for the delivery of up to 100 low-floor LRVs.
As Canada embarks on an unprecedented public transport infrastructure spending progamme, Kevin Smith asks Canadian Urban Transit Association president and CEO, Patrick Leclerc, how transit agencies can make the most…
Spurred on by the Canadian federal government’s infrastructure investment agenda, Greater Vancouver Transportation Authority (Translink) is embarking on a wide-reaching public transport enhancement programme. Kevin Smith met CEO Kevin Desmond…
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