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    Chicago Red Line extension consulting contract let

    2020-02-20T15:18:00Z

    USA: The Chicago Transit Authority approved a contract for the planning and preliminary engineering services of the 8·5 km Red Line extension to T Y Lin International Great Lakes on February 10. The three-year contract worth $38·3bn has up to six one-year extensions, and is the ...

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    Keolis joins Greentown Labs startup incubator

    2020-02-19T06:00:00Z

    USA: Keolis has joined the Greentown Labs Global Center for Cleantech Innovation as ‘terawatt-level’ partner, the highest level of engagement. The Greentown campus in Somerville, Massachusetts, offers startup companies resources including prototyping and wet lab space, shared offices, a machine shop and an electronics lab. It ...

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    Transport security professionals to gather in Miami this June

    2020-02-12T16:58:00Z

    EVENTS: Security specialists from across the sector will meet at the Transport Security Congress on June 8-10 2020, to be hosted at the Miami Marriott Marquis hotel. The event is a partnership between DVV Media International Ltd and the Port of Miami, with a comprehensive agenda ...

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    OMNY contactless payment rollout continues in New York

    2020-02-11T11:19:00Z

    Cubic Transportation systems demonstrated OMNY readers at the Transport Ticketing Global event in London US: New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority expects to expand its OMNY account-based contactless fare payment system to include Subway lines 2, 5 and 6 in the Bronx by the end of February. ...

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    San Francisco Bay transport integration proposal

    2020-02-07T09:44:00Z

    USA: Californian Assemblyman David Chiu has put forward a bill which would require all 27 transit agencies throughout the San Francisco Bay Area’s nine counties to create a ‘seamlessly integrated public transport system’. The Bay Area Seamless Transit Act filled on February 4 proposes that agencies ...

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    Detroit People Mover runs counter-clockwise for first time in 11 years

    2020-02-04T16:05:00Z

    USA: The Detroit People Mover is operating counter-clockwise for the first time since 2008. According to the Detroit Transportation Corp, a major rail replacement on the circular line led to a reverse direction operational testing in December 2019. The testing ‘determined that there is an advantage ...

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    FTA approves $4·55bn of transport grants

    2020-02-04T14:13:00Z

    USA: The Federal Transit Administration has awarded grants totalling $4·55bn to 22 projects. The FTA has granted $18m to various operators in Colorado for projects including the construction of of a bus maintenance facility in Denver and the purchase of a fleet of electric buses and ...

  • The first customer for Cubic Interactive is Miami-Dade Department of Transportation & Public Works.
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    Cubic Interactive aims to incentivise public transport use

    2020-02-04T06:00:00Z

    LOYALTY: Cubic Transportation Systems has launched a loyalty platform which is designed to enable transport agencies to incentivise the use of public transport, to reward passengers for engaging with advertising in transport apps and to encourage travel outside the peaks. The first customer for Cubic Interactive ...

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    Faulty Bombardier Subway cars returned to service

    2020-01-30T15:28:00Z

    USA: Bombardier has recalibrated the door mechanisms of 298 New York City Transit R179 Subway cars following two isolated instances of train doors opening between stations. The cars were withdrawn from service on the A, C, J and Z lines on January 8 for analysis, and ...

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    NJ Transit’s River Line DMUs to be repowered

    2020-01-30T06:00:00Z

    USA: The 20 Stadler GTW diesel multiple-units used on the 55 km River Line inter-urban light rail route linking Trenton with Camden in New Jersey are to be fitted with new engines to bring them into compliance with EPA Tier 4 emissions standards for non-road equipment. ...

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    Byford quits New York City Transit

    2020-01-24T10:53:00Z

    USA: New York City Transit President Andy Byford is to leave his role by the end of February. Announcing his resignation on January 23, Byford highlighted the planned restructuring of New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority as a factor in his departure. In his current role, Byford ...

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    Federal funding to support Sound Transit light rail extension

    2020-01-24T09:45:00Z

    USA: Seattle-Tacoma transport authority Sound Transit has been awarded a $790m Full Funding Grant Agreement by the Federal Transit Administration to help fund the 12·6 km Federal Way Link extension of the Seattle light rail network.

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    Federal funding to support innovative approaches to public transport

    2020-01-24T06:00:00Z

    USA: The Federal Transit Administration has launched the Accelerating Innovative Mobility initiative, which Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao said would ‘enhance the service, design, and financing of public transportation systems through forward thinking and innovative practices’. AIM includes $11m in challenge grants to help transport agencies experiment ...

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    New York MTA awards 8th Avenue corridor CBTC contract

    2020-01-21T09:06:00Z

    Source: Joseph Calisi USA: New York MTA has awarded LK Comstock Co a $245·8m contract to install Siemens Mobility Communications-Based Train Control, and undertake other equipment enhancements on the 8th Avenue subway corridor. The contract announced on January 13 covers the local ...

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    BART board approves CBTC, connectivity and security programmes

    2020-01-10T14:04:00Z

    USA: The award of a $798m contract for Hitachi Rail STS USA to roll out communications-based train control on the San Francisco Bay Area’s BART metro network was approved by the operator’s board on January 9, along with projects to improve passenger connectivity and deploy security staff. ...

  • Dallas Area Rapid Transit has awarded Stadler a $199m contract to supply eight Flirt diesel multiple-units for the $1·1bn Cotton Belt Regional Rail Project in the northern suburbs of Dallas.
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    DART awards Stadler’s first US maintenance contract

    2020-01-09T13:59:00Z

    USA: Dallas Area Rapid Transit has awarded Stadler a $112m contract to maintain the fleet of diesel multiple-units which it is to supply for the Silver Line project, along with the associated depot. DART awarded Stadler a $199m contract to supply ...

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    AirTrain JFK peoplemover contract renewed

    2020-01-06T06:00:00Z

    USA: Port Authority of New York New Jersey has renewed Bombardier Transportation’s contract to operate and maintain the AirTrain JFK peoplemover at John F Kennedy International Airport. The contract announced on December 30 is worth $309m over five years. Bombardier was part of ...

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    CRRC tests first Chicago Series 7000 metro cars

    2019-12-18T12:36:00Z

    USA: A pre-series build of 10 Series 7000 metro cars for Chicago Transit Authority has started testing at the CRRC Qingdao Sifang plant in China. The vehicles are due to undergo a year-long test phase in Chicago to demonstrate their reliability before series deliveries start at the end of 2020.

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    Toronto backs Ontario Line

    2019-11-14T13:52:00Z

    CANADA: Four metro projects in the greater Toronto area with a combined budget of C$28·5bn are set to move ahead, after the city council voted to support an expansion package put forward by the Ontario provincial government rather than progressing its own projects. Described by Toronto ...

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    Hurontario light rail contract awarded

    2019-10-24T13:01:00Z

    CANADA: Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx have awarded Mobilinx Hurontario General Partnership a C$4·6bn contract to develop the Hurontario light rail project to the west of Toronto. Mobilinx was selected as preferred bidder last month for the design-build-finance-operate-maintain PPP concession. This includes 30 years of operations and ...