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THE United States Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has awarded California’s Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit (Smart) a $US 22.5m grant to help fund the extension of its Santa Rosa -…
CALIFORNIA’s Orange County Transportation Authority (Octa) has selected Siemens as preferred bidder for a contract to supply eight S70 low-floor LRVs for the OC Streetcar project, construction of which is…
CALIFORNIA High Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) has published its draft 2018 business plan which acknowledges cost increases of 20-35% for each segment of the new railway and extensions to completion…
CALIFORNIA High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) named Mr Brian Kelly as its new CEO on January 17, the same day it received a new report that found delays and higher-than-expected costs…
SAN FRANCISCO Bay Area Rapid Transit (Bart) is set to introduce its first Fleet of the Future cars into passenger service within the next few days after the California Public…
The first high-speed railway in California and the United States is starting to take shape following ground breaking on the first section two years ago. Anitra Green reports from the…
THE Mayor of San Francisco Mr Ed Lee and San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) director of transportation Mr Ed Reiskin officially launched the city’s new fleet of Siemens S200…
CALIFORNIA Department of Transportation confirmed on November 8 that Sumitomo Corporation of America will now work with Siemens instead of Nippon Sharyo to deliver a $US 371m order for 137…
A consortium led by German Rail (DB) has emerged as the frontrunner in a tender to select an “early train operator” for the California high-speed rail network.
CALIFORNIA Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has released a research report that details the impact freight and passenger rail operations have on the Californian economy.
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