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NEW York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has contracted Cubic Transportation Systems to replace its iconic MetroCard ticketing system with a new contactless system similar to that already deployed in London.
US Class 1 railway CSX announced the replacement of three of its senior executives, and the cancellation of its October 30 investor day, on October 25 prompting a 3.82% drop…
THE Canadian province of Ontario is to establish a high-speed rail planning advisory board to provide strategic support and community engagement as the province pursues its plans to build a…
MR Rafael Santana, president and CEO of GE Latin America, will take over from Ms Jamie Miller as president and CEO of GE Transportation on November 1 following Miller’s appointment…
NORTHERN Virginia Transportation Authority (NVTA) has adopted an update of its TransAction Plan which calls for extensions to the Washington DC metro, capacity and service enhancements for Virginia Railway Express…
MASSACHUSETTS Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) released video footage on October 10 showing the first CRRC vehicles for Boston’s Orange Line undergoing dynamic tests at the CRRC Changchun Railway Vehicles plant…
LOS Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) will stage a forum at Union Station on October 13 for private companies interested in becoming a master commercial developer for the Link…
SIEMENS has made what it describes as a “strategic equity investment” in predictive locomotive maintenance specialist Wi-Tronix, United States. While both companies have agreed not to release details of the…
AMTRAK has revealed the exterior livery for its new fleet of Alstom Avelia Liberty high-speed trains, which will replace the existing Acela fleet and increase capacity on the Washington DC…
A consortium led by German Rail (DB) has emerged as the frontrunner in a tender to select an “early train operator” for the California high-speed rail network.
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