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Via Rail issues RFQ for Quebec - Windsor fleet renewal VIA Rail Canada issued a request for qualifications (RFQ) on April 16 for a contract to supply 32 new trains to replace the current fleet on its flagship Quebec City - Windsor corridor.
canada’s-huron-central-railway-to-close
GENESEE & Wyoming Canada has announced that its Huron Central Railway (HCRY) subsidiary will cease operating by the end of the year, citing a lack of funding from the province of Ontario to maintain services...
texrail-inaugurates-fort-worth-depot
FORT Worth Trinity Metro celebrated a milestone for its TexRail commuter rail project on May 22 when the line’s train maintenance depot was inaugurated in the presence of the city’s mayor, Mrs Betsy Price, and...
$us-11bn-ge-transportation-wabtec-merger-approved
THE boards of General Electric (GE) and Wabtec approved the merger of GE Transportation with Wabtec in a deal worth $US 11.1bn on May 21. The merger will make Wabtec a Fortune 500 company and...
canadian-government-funds-calgary-lrt-expansion
THE Canadian government has committed $C 1.53bn ($1.19bn) in funding for stage one of Calgary's Green Line light rail project, the largest infrastructure investment made by the federal government in the province of Alberta.In June...
california-approves-$us-700m-funding-for-la-transport-projects
CALIFORNIA Transportation Commission (CTC) approved $US 703.6m in SB-1 funding for Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) transport projects on May 16 as part of its transport funding allocations for agencies in the state.This...
brightline-to-open-miami-central-terminal-on-may-19
BRIGHTLINE will extend its West Palm Beach - Fort Lauderdale inter-city service 35km south to its new terminal at Miami Central on May 19, and has confirmed that work will start later this year on...
canada-to-fund-lac-mégantic-bypass
THE Canadian government confirmed on May 11 that it will provide $C 62.4m ($US 50.2m) towards the construction of a 12.8km cut-off which will enable freight trains to bypass the town of Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, where...
bechtel-to-support-texas-high-speed-project
TEXAS Central announced on May 2 that it has appointed Bechtel to provide project management services for its scheme to develop a privately-funded high-speed line linking Dallas and Houston. In August 2017Texas Central selected Fluor Enterprises...
siemens-chargers-ordered-for-altamont-corridor-express
CALIFORNIA’s San Joaquin Regional Rail Commission (SJRRC) has awarded Siemens a contract to supply four Siemens SC-44 Charger locomotives for Altamont Corridor Express (ACE) commuter services. The Charger is equipped with a 3.28MW Cummins QSK 95...
durham-orange-lrt-project-management-consultant-appointed
NORTH Carolina’s Research Triangle Regional Public Transportation Authority (GoTriangle) has chosen a joint venture of Gannett Fleming and WSP as construction management consultant for the Durham-Orange LRT project. The joint venture will be responsible for conducting...