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PLANS to extend the Max light rail network in Portland, Oregon, to Tigard and Tualatin took a step forward on August 13, when the Southwest Corridor Steering Committee selected its…
THE first phase of San Francisco’s $US 2.26bn Transbay Salesforce Transit Center, which will connect the Californian city’s bus and rail services, opened on August 11 following a decade of…
NIPPON Sharyo announced on July 24 that its US subsidiary will close its rolling stock assembly plant in Rochelle, Illinois, at the end of this month due to a lack…
UNITED States freight wagon leasing compnay GATX announced on August 1 that it has entered into an agreement with American Railcar Industries to purchase 7650 new wagons.
AMTRAK has unveiled artist’s impressions of interiors for its forthcoming Alstom Avelia Liberty high-speed trains, which will replace the current Acela Express fleet on the Boston - New York -…
THE United States Congress is moving towards a one-year ban on the use of federal funding for the purchase rolling stock from Chinese government-owned or subsidised companies, according to Mr…
FLORIDA’s SunRail opened its southern extension on June 30, with four new stations added to the commuter rail line in Orlando, United States.
KAWASAKI Heavy Industries, which built the Path PA-5 subway cars for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Path network, has struck a $US 240m deal for new…
DENVER City Council approved a $US 78.9m contract on July 23 for Bombardier Transportation to supply 26 new cars for Denver International Airport’s (DIA) underground peoplemover to meet an increase…
THE board of Canadian National Railway (CN) has appointed Mr Jean-Jacques Ruest as president and CEO, effective immediately, and has also appointed him to the board of directors.
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