THE United States Congress voted on November 17 to abolish all funding for high-speed rail projects this year, but with $US 10.1bn already distributed to states, work will continue on projects that are already underway.
VTG Rail, a subsidiary of VTG, Germany, has acquired SC Leasing, United States, a subsidiary of Sumitomo Corporation of America, and its 2000 freight wagons, doubling VTG Rail's North American customer base.
Work is underway on Bay Area Rapid Transit's (Bart) largest expansion since the metro network opened in 1972. Kevin Smith examines the projects and their impact on public transport in the second most densely populated region in the United States.
CALIFORNIA High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) released its new draft business plan on November 1, which sets out for the first time how construction of the state's high-speed network might be phased.
CHICAGO Transit Authority has received a $US 646m grant from the Illinois state government to rebuild the metro Red Line and improve the Purple Line.