MARYLAND Board of Public Works has awarded Bombardier Transportation a $US 205m service contract to operate Maryland Area Regional Commuter (Marc) commuter rail services on the Camden (Baltimore Camden - Washington DC) and Brunswick (Martinsburg - Washington DC) lines from June 2013.
THE Regional Municipality of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada, has issued a request for qualifications (RFQ) for a design, build, finance, operate and maintain public-private partnership contract for the initial phase of the region's light rail project.
THE United States' national passenger operator Amtrak carried more than 31.2 million passengers in the financial year ending September 30, the highest annual ridership total in its 41-year history and the ninth ridership record in 10 years.
GREATER Vancouver transport authority Translink has selected a consortium led by SNC-Lavalin as preferred bidder for the contract to finance, design, and build the $C 1.4bn ($US 1.43bn) Skytrain Evergreen Line.
CALIFORNIA Department of Transportation (Caltrans), acting on behalf of its counterparts in Illinois, Michigan and Missouri, has issued a notice of intent to award a contract to Sumitomo for the supply of 130 double-deck coaches for use on regional and long-distance services in California and the Midwest United States.
UNION Pacific (UP) has begun testing an experimental low-emissions locomotive which will be used to evaluate the performance of aftertreatment technologies, including exhaust gas recirculation (EGR), diesel oxidation catalysts (DOCs), and diesel particulate filters (DPFs).