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Siemens launches new business to digitalize the U.S. rail industry

Rail| April 24, 2017

Powered by software tools, the Digital Service business will help rail operators reduce unplanned downtime, improve operational efficiency, and enable improved business planning and performance, as well as generate energy and cost savings.

Sound Transit light rail to run on 100% clean energy

Sustainability| April 19, 2017

The agreement, the first of its kind in Washington state, will enable Sound Transit to purchase wind energy directly from PSE’s Green Direct program.

Management & Operations| April 18, 2017

Nevada senate approves bill that could advance Las Vegas light rail plan

The bill would give local officials new authority to seek tax hikes or federal grants to finance developments and explore the use of self-driving cars.

Rail| April 13, 2017

Honolulu's senate approves bill to extend tax for rail project

The state’s finance committee chair says the bill would generate $792 million, while also reducing the state’s administrative fee from 10% to 1%, which would create another $397 million, bringing the total of the bill to $1.2 billion in funding.

Management & Operations| April 4, 2017

Metrolinx President/CEO to step down

Bruce McCuaig's accomplishments include completing tunneling work for the $5.3-billionEglinton Crosstown LRT, implementing Presto on the TTC, launching the Union Pearson Express, and expanding the Georgetown rail corridor to vastly increase GO Transit service.

Rail| March 15, 2017

Las Vegas seeks permission to build light rail linking airport to 'The Strip'

The proposal heard in the Senate Transportation Committee would give local officials new authority to seek tax hikes or federal grants to finance an expanded portfolio of major transportation developments.

Rail| March 15, 2017

Siemens lands Santa Clara VTA electrification contract

The agency's infrastructure modernization will replace 27-year-old systems with Siemens’ new state-of-the-art electrification technology that includes advanced monitoring and diagnostic features to streamline maintenance activities.

Rail| March 10, 2017

City Council approves Phase 2 of Ottawa light rail plan

The city is still waiting on a funding announcement from the federal government, but Ottawa’s mayor said he has been assured it will be announced before the end of May.

University| March 6, 2017

U. of Oregon partners with TriMet on light rail project

The university's Sustainable City Year Program will engage hundreds of students in transit and transportation development plans.

Rail| February 1, 2017

Va. Beach likely to have to repay $20M intended for light rail extension

In November, voters roundly rejected light rail in an advisory referendum, so the city must decide what to do with the old 10.6-mile Norfolk Southern right-of-way, which was purchased in 2010 for the project and included a $20 million investment from the state.

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