Urban transport news from the Americas

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    Automated bus specification completed

    2020-09-25T05:00:00+01:00

    USA: A performance specification has been developed by the Automated Bus Consortium, which was formed to bring together transport agencies to facilitate collaborative decision-making, undertake collective pilot projects in various live service environments and combine their purchasing power.

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    Vancouver Broadway Subway CBTC contract awarded

    2020-09-24T11:26:00+01:00

    CANADA: The Acciona-Ghella consortium which is to design and build Vancouver’s Broadway Subway has awarded Thales a contract to supply SelTrac CBTC signalling.

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    BART celebrates world mask-wearing culture during the pandemic

    2020-09-24T10:20:00+01:00

    USA: San Francisco Bay Area metro operator BART is highlighting mask styles from around the world as part of a campaign to change the way passengers think about face coverings during the coronavirus pandemic.

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    Denver opens North Metro Rail

    2020-09-22T14:22:00+01:00

    USA: Denver’s Regional Transportation District formally inaugurated the first phase of its North Metro Rail commuter service to Thornton on September 21, with a ceremony attended by RTD General Manager & CEO Paul Ballard, Chair Angie Rivera-Malpiede and local authority representatives.

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    Southwest LRT federal funding confirmed

    2020-09-17T13:22:00+01:00

    USA: After several years of negotiation, the Federal Transit Administration has formally approved a $928·8m Full Funding Grant Agreement to support construction of the Green Line extension of the light rail network in Minneapolis, which will run southwest of the city to Eden Prairie.

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    New York Subway offers under-river connectivity

    2020-09-15T05:00:00+01:00

    USA: New York MTA and Transit Wireless have provided the first mobile phone voice and data connectivity in one of the Subway’s under-river tunnels, with AT&T customers now able to stay connected in the East River bores between 1st Avenue and Bedford Avenue on the L/Canarsie line.

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