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Streetcar Systems Ready for Resurgence and Hungry for Money

Bus| December 1, 2008
As numerous cities are looking to reap the benefits of implementing streetcar systems, such as urban redevelopment and enhancing pedestrian mobility, many face hurdles when it comes to qualifying for Small Starts funding. Portland and Seattle serve as models for other cities looking to build projects without federal help.

Parvus wins Kawasaki order

Rail| November 20, 2008
Kawasaki Rail Car Inc. has ordered 150 DuraMAR 1000 routers for installation on new M-8 passenger railcars.
Accessibility| November 19, 2008

METRO Briefs

Canada rail looking to sell videos, music online. Calif. high-speed rail plans uncertain. Paratransit service considered crucial, costly.
Rail| November 17, 2008

Bombardier to assemble Siemens train order

Initial firm order is valued at approximately $214 million and covers the procurement and manufacturing activities for the painting, end-assembly and testing of the vehicles, as well as the commissioning to the end-customer, Belgian National Railways.
Rail| November 13, 2008

DHS announces new rail security standards

Final rule will require freight and passenger rail carriers to designate rail security coordinators and report significant security concerns to the Transportation Security Administration.
Rail| November 10, 2008

N.Y. MTA exercises subway car options

With this order, the MTA is taking up the second option on a contract originally awarded to Alstom and Kawasaki in 2002. Alstom’s share of the latest order represents approximately $491 million and covers the production of 242 metro cars.
Rail| November 7, 2008

Bombardier wins Singapore contract

Contract valued at approximately $380 million for the design, engineering, manufacturing, assembly, testing, commissioning and delivery of the driverless MOVIA metro vehicles consisting of 3-car trainsets.
Rail| November 5, 2008

Voters approve more than $75B in transportation funds

Overall, 41 transportation ballot measures in 18 states appeared on ballots in 2008, 15 of which were decided earlier, leaving 26 measures in 15 states still to be voted on.
Rail| October 29, 2008

South Florida trains to begin using biodiesel

Tri-Rail is one of the few commuter rail systems in the country that can operate on such a pure blend of fuel, due to South Florida’s temperate climate.
Accessibility| October 22, 2008

METRO Briefs

Maryland transit to face service cuts. Ohio paratransit strives to improve service. L.A. transit coping with AIG near-collapse.

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