Urban transport news from the Americas

  • Chicago bypass line from the air

    Grade separated junction opens in Chicago


    USA: Chicago Transit Authority has opened a grade-separated junction north of Belmont station, the first major improvement to be completed as part of its $2·1bn Red and Purple Modernisation Phase One project.

  • Comsa is rehabilitating the La Mata – Colonia Jordán section of the Ferrocarril Transístmico line

    Mexico City metro track renewals contract


    MEXICO: Comsa has been awarded an €80m contract to undertake track and electrical system renewals on Mexico City metro Line 1.

  • Metra train

    Metra ticket machine contract aims to eliminate on-train cash sales


    USA: Chicago commuter rail operator Metra has awarded VenTek International a two-phase contract worth up to $70m to supply 650 ticket vending machines and provide five years of maintenance, so that all 242 stations will have a TVM.

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    San Diego opens Mid-Coast light rail extension


    USA: The Mid-Coast Extension of San Diego’s light rail network was opened for revenue service on November 21, when the San Diego Association of Governments hosted celebrations at the University of California San Diego Central Campus in La Jolla.

  • Charlotte Gold Line streetcar (Photo: Siemens Mobility)

    Federal Transit Administration sets out funding priorities


    USA: The Federal Transit Administration has set out its key funding priorities after President Biden signed the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act into law on November 15.

  • Calgary Green Line CAF Urbos 100 LRV impression cab side

    CAF wins its first Canadian light rail contract


    CANADA: The city of Calgary has selected CAF to supply 28 light rail vehicles for Stage 1 of the future Green Line.

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