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AFTER months of uncertainty, the United States Federal Transit Administration (FTA) finally confirmed on May 22 that it will approve a $US 647m Full Funding Grant Agreement (FFGA) for the…
THE board of Phoenix Valley Metro Rail has approved two orders for a total of 17 LRVs, which are being procured as part of the expansion of the LRT network…
SOUTH Florida Regional Transportation Authority (SFRTA) has awarded Wabtec a contract worth around $US 40m to design, install and commission Positive Train Control (PTC) on the 114km Tri-Rail commuter line…
SOUND Transit, which serves the Seattle and Central Puget Sound area in Washington state, has placed an order with Siemens for 30 additional S70 type light rail vehicles (LRVs).
NEW YORK’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) unveiled a comprehensive plan on May 15 to improve reliability on the New York subway and restructure its management team.
TRAMS carried passengers along Woodward Avenue in Detroit for the first time in 61 years on May 12 with the inauguration of the 5.3km Q Line from Larned Street to…
THE Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) has issued a request for proposals for a contract to carry out the Tier 2 environmental impact study into the…
THE Northeast Corridor Commission submitted two reports to Congress on May 3 detailing short-and-long-term capital investment needs totalling around $38bn for the 735km line from Boston to New York, Philadelphia…
SOUTHEASTERN Pennsylvania Transportation Authority signed a contract with CRRC Tangshan on May 4 for 45 double-deck coaches, which will be used with Septa’s new Siemens ACS-64 electric locomotives on Regional…
AN investment group is seeking federal permission to construct a $US 2.8bn privately-owned railway around Chicago to bypass congested lines in the city.
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