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July 30, 2014

Alstom locomotives attain Russian safety cert

The first vehicles should enter commercial service during autumn and will start operating in Siberia along winter time.

July 30, 2014

San Antonio streetcar project nixed

Citing a lack of community support, the city's mayor is asking staff to draft an ordinance for City Council consideration to withdraw the City’s $32 million streetcar project and redirect those dollars to other development initiatives in the center city.

July 30, 2014

MBTA adding Wi-Fi on commuter rail system

At absolutely no cost to the MBTA or its customers, inMOTION Wireless Inc. will build a $5.6 million system that will expand and improve both the availability and quality of the existing Wi-Fi service.

July 30, 2014

Former Toronto transit CEO to review recent SkyTrain issues

Gary McNeil has been hired to evaluate what happened and TransLink’s response to the shutdowns. The review will also look at what steps can be taken to prevent major service disruptions and changes to procedures and equipment that would enable the SkyTrain system to resume full service more quickly.

July 30, 2014

Chicago to restart railcar procurement with job-creating approach

Chicago Transit Authority's new solicitation for bids will ask manufacturing companies to disclose plans to create American jobs and opportunities for disadvantaged American workers, and evaluates the quality of their responses with a system of price credits.

July 30, 2014

Calif. county withdraws support for high-speed rail

While the vote is largely symbolic, advocates say it could jeopardize Fresno County's bid to land a high-speed rail maintenance yard and accompanying 1,500 jobs.

July 29, 2014

Detroit's M-1 streetcar starts construction

Is the first public streetcar line in the U.S. being supported by a public-private partnership comprised of foundations; corporations; and local, county, state and federal governments.

July 29, 2014

RATP Dev, City launch Ariz. streetcar system

Sun Link, Tucson’s first tramway line, is 3.9 miles long with 18 stops. The line connects the University of Arizona campus to the Mercado District, Arizona Health Sciences Center, 4th Avenue, downtown Tucson and the Convention Center.

July 29, 2014

D.C. Metro taps Cubic for fare conversion

The project is part of the agency’s plan to eliminate paper ticketing from its fare system to all contactless media by spring 2016.

July 29, 2014

N.Y. MTA investing in additional safety measures

Its 2015 budget includes $84 million in safety initiatives, and safety investments will total $363 million over the entire 2015 to 2018 four-year Financial Plan. The MTA Board will vote on next year’s final Financial Plan in December.

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