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THE Canadian government will provide $C 1.8bn ($US 1.35bn) for the GO Transit Regional Express Rail (GO RER) project in the Greater Golden Horseshoe Area of southern Ontario.
THE first two-car metro train being supplied by Hitachi Rail Italy for Miami MetroRail has left the new Medley Plant in Florida after completing tests.
FERROMEX owner Grupo México confirmed in a statement to the Mexican stock exchange on March 27 that it has reached an agreement to acquire a 100% stake in Florida East…
CANADA's federal budget for 2017 was released on March 22 and highlights the government’s continued push toward public transit projects by allocating $C 25bn ($US 18.7bn) through various avenues.
SAN FRANCISCO Bay Area Rapid Transit (Bart) celebrated the opening of the first phase of its Silicon Valley extension on March 24.
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…
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