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TRAMS have returned to the streets of El Paso, Texas, after an a 44-year absence with the start of dynamic testing on the $US 97m El Paso Streetcar line.
INFRASTRUCTURE Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have issued a request for qualification (RFQ) to design-build, finance, operate and maintain the GO Rail expansion project, a key element of the region’s $C…
CALIFORNIA’s Orange County Transportation Authority (Octa) has selected Siemens as preferred bidder for a contract to supply eight S70 low-floor LRVs for the OC Streetcar project, construction of which is…
TRANSED Partners, the consortium building the first phase of Edmonton’s light rail Valley Line, has released images of the first Bombardier Flexity Freedom LRV for the project.
MARYLAND Transit Administration (MTA) has agreed a five-year extension of its operations and maintenance services contract with Bombardier for the Maryland Area Regional Commuter (Marc) network’s Brunswick and Camden lines.
THE first of five Liberty LRVs for Milwaukee’s The Hop Streetcar arrived in the city on March 26 after completing its road journey from Brookville Equipment Corporation’s plant in Pennsylvania.
Florida East Coast Railway has become the first North American railway to adopt liquefied natural gas (LNG) as the fuel for its entire mainline locomotive fleet. William Vantuono outlines the…
THE mayor of Quebec City, Mr Régis Labeaume, in the presence of Quebec province’s premier Mr Philippe Couillard and the president of Capital Transport Network (RTC) Mr Rémy Normand, has…
CHARLOTTE Area Transit System (Cats) opened an extension to its 15km Lynx Blue Line light rail line on March 16.
MONTREAL Metropolitan Transport Network (RTM) has unveiled a $C 450m ($US 344.7m) five-year plan to improve service reliability on all of its lines with investment in infrastructure, rolling stock, operations,…
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