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  • MotivePower diesel-electric locomotive for MTA New York City Transit works trains.
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    NYCT orders Wabtec battery hybrid loco fleet to haul Subway works trains

    2020-07-23T13:17:00Z

    In 2012-13, MotivePower Inc supplied a batch of 28 diesel locos to New York City Transit for use on works trains. USA: The board of the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority voted on July 22 to procure a fleet of diesel-battery hybrid locomotives to modernise the ...

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    New York to halt overnight Subway service under Covid-19 measures

    2020-05-01T13:04:00Z

    Photos: J M Calisi Subway ridership has collapsed since the onset of the coronavirus crisis in New York. USA: As part of its Covid-19 measures, New York MTA is to end overnight operation of the New York Subway with effect from May 6. This will ...

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    New York MTA to start Culver Line CBTC installation this month

    2020-03-10T19:07:00Z

    USA: New York MTA will start work on the next phase of its roll-out of Communications-based Train Control on the Subway network on March 20. CBTC will be installed on the Culver Line corridor between Church Avenue and West 8th Street/NY Aquarium near Coney Island, used ...

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    Toronto’s Ontario Line technical adviser appointed

    2020-03-10T15:36:00Z

    CANADA: Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx have appointed a group of companies led by HDR as Technical Adviser for Toronto’s Ontario Line metro project. The partnership of HDR, Mott MacDonald, Stantec, Systra and Comtech will provide a range of planning, engineering, environmental, design and construction oversight services ...

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    Boston: Building a Better T

    2020-03-10T14:50:00Z

    Work is in full swing on an $8bn, five-year programme of enhancements to Boston’s urban rail networks, aimed at improving resilience, performance and capacity.

  • OMNY is initially available at 16 Subway stations and bus services on Staten Island.
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    New York MTA extends OMNY smart ticketing coverage

    2020-03-04T16:31:00Z

    USA: New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority expects to expand its OMNY account-based contactless fare payment system to all bus routes in Manhattan, as well as Subway stations across four city boroughs, by the end of February. The system would be installed at stations served by the ...

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    Cost savings unlock $64m in FTA grants for Texas and Florida

    2020-03-02T15:50:00Z

    USA: The Federal Transit Administration approved grant funding totalling $64·2m for three project promoters on February 28. The funds are part of the FTA’s Capital Investment Grants programme which rewards transport authorities for delivering investment projects under budget and ahead of schedule by allowing them to ...

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    Former FRA Administrator Feinberg appointed interim NYCT President

    2020-02-28T15:37:00Z

    USA: New York MTA has appointed Sarah Feinberg as interim President of New York City Transit on February 25, following Andy Byford’s departure in January. Feinberg is an MTA board member and chair of its Transit Committee, and previously acted as Administrator of the Federal Railroad ...

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    New York MTA seeks open-gangway Subway cars to renew A Division fleet

    2020-02-25T12:27:00Z

    R262 Rendering USA: New York MTA announced on February 24 plans to design and purchase up to 1 500 Subway cars with an open-gangway configuration for its A Division of numbered lines. The five-car R262 sets would replace 1 139 R62 and R62A cars ...

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    Los Angeles Metro secures final Purple Line extension grant

    2020-02-24T14:58:00Z

    USA: Los Angeles Metro has secured a $1·3bn federal Department of Transportation grant for the completion of the 10·3 km Purple Line extension. The funding confirmed on February 11 is expected to be finalised in March following a mandatory 30-days Congressional approval process for transport grants. ...

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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 ...

  • Keolis has joined the Greentown Labs Global Center for Cleantech Innovation as ‘terawatt-level’ partner, the highest level of engagement.
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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. ...