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New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is the United States’ largest public transit agency. Kevin Smith reflects on outgoing chairman and CEO Thomas Prendergast’s recent interview with Railway Age editor-in-chief…
TECHNOLOGY and solutions company Trimble, United States, announced on February 8 that it has acquired rail inspection systems manufacturer Beena Vision for an undisclosed fee.
CANADIAN National Railway (CN) says 64% of its $C 2.5bn ($US 1.9bn) capital investment budget in 2017 will be used to upgrade track and structures.
NEW York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has reported record ridership numbers on the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR), Metro-North Railroad and the newly added Second Avenue Subway.
INFRASTRUCTURE Ontario (IO) and Toronto and Hamilton transport authority Metrolinx have issued a Request for Qualification (RFQ) for a contract to design, build, finance, operate and maintain Hamilton’s light rail…
CANADIAN Pacific (CP) has promoted Mr Keith Creel as its new president and CEO succeeding Mr Hunter Harrison, who has retired from CP and is currently investigating another opportunity which…
SOUND Transit, which is responsible for building and operating commuter rail, light rail and bus services in the Everett, Seattle and Tacoma area of Washington State, plans to invest $US…
THE Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) board of directors has awarded a $US 1.37bn contract to the joint venture of Tutor Perini and O&G to construct the 4.2km…
ARIZONA’s Valley Metro announced on January 19 that it has selected Stacy and Witbeck to build the first tram line in the city of Tempe, Arizona.
NORFOLK Southern (NS) managed to increase its annual profit by 7% to $US 1.67bn in 2016 compared with $US 1.56bn in 2015 despite a fall in operating income. NS’s fourth…
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