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    Federal Transit Administration releases $25bn in Covid-19 grants


    Most of the emergency funding will be focused on urban transport operators such as MARTA in Atlanta. USA: The Federal Transit Administration is to make $25bn available in emergency funding to help the public transport sector through the coronavirus pandemic. FTA is allocating the majority ...

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    Boston consolidates light rail stops


    USA: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority has awarded MAS Building Bridge a $17·8m contract to replace four existing light rail stops on Boston’s Green Line into two new stops. St Paul Street and BU West will be replaced by one stop, and Babcock Street and ...

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    Brightline suspends services


    USA: Miami to West Palm Beach inter-city train operator Brightline temporarily suspended its services on March 25. The private-sector operator said the decision had been taken to help slow the spread of the coronavirus to a rate which healthcare systems can cope with, ‘and with the ...

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    MBTA to roll out Violet Edge across commuter rail fleet


    tn_us-MBTA_commuter_train.jpg USA: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority is to deploy Wi-Tronix’s Violet Edge technology across the fleet of diesel locomotives used on Boston commuter rail services. The agreement builds on projects undertaken with the supplier on some of the fleet since 2015. The internet of things ...

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    APTA members ask Congress for $16bn in emergency coronavirus support


    New Jersey Transit is one of the largest commuter rail operators in the USA. USA: The public transport industry urgently needs up to $16bn in federal government funding support to survive the coronavirus crisis, the American Public Transportation Association announced on March 19. APTA has ...

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    Metropolitan Tulsa Transit Authority to use DART’s GoPass


    USA: Metropolitan Tulsa Transit Authority has agreed to license Dallas Area Rapid Transit’s GoPass mobile app, which provides passengers with real-time travel information, mobile ticketing and on-demand services. The GoPass app, back office and supporting application infrastructure was developed for DART by Unwire, and is currently ...

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    Federal funding underpins Californian capacity enhancements


    USA: Los Angeles commuter operator Metrolink has been awarded $10·7m from the federal Department of Transportation’s Consolidated Rail Infrastructure & Safety Improvements grant programme to support safety and speed improvement projects in the busy Burbank – Anaheim rail corridor.

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    Station footbridge features etched architectural mesh


    USA: Cambridge Architectural supplied an customer-made open metal mash etched with the town’s name for a footbridge which has been installed at Martinez station in California. ‘We chose Cambridge metal mesh so lettering and design could be etched into the material’, explained Cynthia Easton of Sacramento-based ...

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    RailcarRx develops customised decision support tool for MBTA


    USA: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s operations and maintenance department has deployed a customised data analytics and decision support platform developed by RailcarRx to help improve its asset lifecycle management processes. This has reduced the processing time required for critical data, enhancing the operator’s ability to make ...

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    New York MTA to start Culver Line CBTC installation this month


    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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    Norfolk Southern develops locomotive-mounted track-inspection technology


    USA: Norfolk Southern’s track inspection group has developed a geometry measurement system which can be mounted on a locomotive where it will operate autonomously. This avoids the need to use a converted freight or passenger vehicle, which would require an external power supply and take up ...

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    RailCarCaddy provides cost-effective wagon mover


    USA: DJ Products has launched RailCarCaddy, a compact battery-powered device for moving wagons of up to 100 tonnes around maintenance workshops and freight terminals. The coupler is quickly attached to a wagon, which staff can then move forwards or backwards to the ...

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    REMSA to sponsor trips to InnoTrans 2020 for two students


    INNOTRANS: North America’s Railway Engineering-Maintenance Suppliers Association is partnering with exhibition organiser Messe Berlin to send two students to InnoTrans 2020 in the German capital on September 22-25. Each sponsorship package includes round trip travel, hotel accommodation for four nights, a daily ...

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    William J Flynn named as next Amtrak CEO


    USA: Amtrak has appointed William J Flynn as its next President & Chief Executive Officer, the national passenger operator announced on March 2.

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


    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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    Federal Railroad Administration launches risk-reduction programme


    USA: The Federal Railroad Administration has issued a final rule launching a risk-reduction programme. This requires Class I railways to identify and analyse hazards, and develop and implement an FRA-approved safety plan to eliminate or mitigate the risks. The rule implements a mandate required by the ...

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    Former FRA Administrator Feinberg appointed interim NYCT President


    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


    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


    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


    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 ...