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Bart opens Antioch extension ELECTED officials and Bart representatives joined community members for a ribbon-cutting ceremony on May 25 to mark the start of services on the 16km Antioch extension of the Bart network the following day.
connecticut-launches-new-hartford-line-commuter-rail-service
THE new CTrail Hartford Line commuter rail service, which connects New Haven, Hartford and Springfield in Connecticut, opened on June 16. More than 3000 passengers had used the line by noon on the opening day, taking...
federal-funding-to-relieve-chicago-bottleneck
THE United States Department for Transport has allocated a $US 132m grant through its Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (Infra) programme to help fund the 75th Street Corridor Improvement Project (CIP), which will eliminate Belt Junction,...
linxs-awarded-$us-49bn-ppp-contract-for-la-airport-peoplemover-project
AN ACS Group/Hochtief-led consortium has reached financial close on a $US 4.9bn public-private partnership (PPP) contract with Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) to design, build, finance, operate and maintain an automated peoplemover (APM) at Los...
funding-recommended-for-two-us-rail-projects
TWO US rail projects have been recommended for $US 148.2m in grants, plus another four grade-separation schemes totalling $US 66m, out of 26 transport projects recommended by the US Department of Transportation (USDOT) to be...
ge-rolls-out-first-of-200-locomotives-for-cn
GE Transportation has completed the first of 200 Evolution series diesel-electric locomotives, which it is building at its plant in Fort Worth, Texas, for Canadian National Railway (CN).CN awarded the contract to GE at the...
minneapolis-light-rail-project-gets-extra-funding
HENNEPIN County Board of Commissioners voted by a 5:2 majority on May 31 to increase the county’s funding commitment to Minneapolis’ Southwest Light Rail project to cover an increase in cost.The 23km Green Line Extension...
amtrak-to-rebuild-or-replace-long-distance-diesel-fleet
AMTRAK issued a request for proposals (RFP) on June 1 for the modernisation or replacement of ageing diesel locomotives used on its long-distance and some state-sponsored services. According to the RFP, Amtrak is looking to rebuild...
bart-opens-antioch-extension
ELECTED officials and Bart representatives joined community members for a ribbon-cutting ceremony on May 25 to mark the start of services on the 16km Antioch extension of the Bart network the following day. The standard-gauge line...
new-york-to-accelerate-subway-modernisation
NEW YORK City Transit (NYCT) president Mr Andy Byford unveiled plans for the modernisation of the city’s bus and subway networks on May 23, bringing forward major improvements to signalling and stations. Fast Forward: The Plan...
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...

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