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GO Transit to install defibrillators

Rail| October 21, 2008
About 100 Mikey defibrillators are being installed on the accessible car of every GO Train, as well as at GO stations along the Lakeshore line, the end stations on each of GO's other six lines, Union Station,and all layover facilities.

Amtrak to offer USA Rail Pass to U.S. residents

Rail| October 21, 2008
Previously, the pass was only available for purchase by residents outside of the United States and Canada. The pass enables travelers to visit any destination in Amtrak's system.
Rail| October 15, 2008

FRA issues final rule on advanced braking technology

The final rule requires that ECP brake systems fully comply with existing industry standards and certain railroad operating rules and training programs be modified to ensure workers have the knowledge and skills required to properly utilize the systems.
Rail| October 3, 2008

Herzog, Archer Western win Texas rail contract

Lewisville, Texas-based Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) has selected the North Texas Rail Group (NTRG), a team led by the joint venture of Herzog Contracting Corp. and Archer Western Contractors, a member of the Walsh Group of companies, to provide pre-construction and construction services for the A-train, its rail stations and adjacent bicycle and pedestrian trail.
Rail| October 2, 2008

CSX wins Mass. rail contract

The agreement includes the addition of five commuter trains, while leaving open the possibility of additional trains as rail capacity is created. It will also create the ability of area companies to ship or receive products on double-stack rail cars.
Management & Operations| September 30, 2008

TriMet to increase security measures

The agency will expand its staff to include more police officers and field supervisors, and will add more security cameras.
Rail| September 25, 2008

Union Switch & Signal wins Toronto contract

Under the agreement, US&S will design, supply and install a signal system for 6.2 miles of track along the Yonge-University-Spadina Line, Toronto's oldest and busiest subway line.
Motorcoach| September 24, 2008

METRO Briefs

Bus drivers aid in evacuation effort. Federal government rejects transit security grant request. Congress reaches rail safety bill agreement.
Bus| September 24, 2008

Toronto plans $50B transit expansion

When fully implemented, 75 percent of residents in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area will live within 1.2 miles of rapid transit, compared to just 42 percent currently.
Rail| May 21, 2008

Bombardier, Transmashholding form joint venture

Bombardier Transportation> and Russian-based Transmashholding announced an agreement to establish a new joint venture to develop a new family and generation of locomotives using asynchronous propulsion technology.

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