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BART, Caltrain set timetable to equip rail systems with Wi-Fi

Technology| March 13, 2018

BART is in negotiations with a vendor to install Wi-Fi in the transit system’s 46 stations and aboard all of its 775 new cars, with hopes of having a deal by the summer, with Caltrain set to have Wi-Fi on its new trains by 2022.

Siemens, Ballard to develop fuel-cell drive for trains

Sustainability| February 26, 2018

The German Federal Ministry for Transportation and Digital Infrastructure will support Siemens and RWTH Aachen with project funding of roughly $14 million as part of the Ministry’s “National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology Innovation Program.”

Management & Operations| February 16, 2018

NJ Transit to ease overcrowded trains, confirms Corbett as exec. director

Twenty railcars will be put back in service that had been waiting to have Positive Train Control equipment installed, with the agency also planning to lease another 20 railcars from the Marlyand Transit Administration.

Rail| December 12, 2017

Bombardier to supply 333 UK trains

The overall value of the rolling stock and maintenance contracts are valued at approximately $724 million.

Technology| September 26, 2017

TransitScreen launches website that rates access to city transit options

By scoring various types of transportation in a city, MobilityScore aims to inform users the best way to travel without a car to any address within the U.S. and Canada.

Rail| August 24, 2017

Greater Cleveland RTA unveils new Brookpark Station

The $16.5 million project began in 2015 and involved a complex new structure, including a new tunnel under the existing RTA and freight railroad tracks that connects the east and west entrances.

Rail| June 14, 2017

Alstom lands contract to refurbish Swedish trains

Exterior maintenance will involve rust repair and painting, while interior work includes mounting new walls, ceiling, floor, and chairs, as well as stripping each vehicle.

Rail| April 26, 2017

Alstom delivers first metro cars for additional Panama fleet

Alstom will also upgrade the existing signalling and power supply infrastructure, required to run the extended fleet with five cars per train.

Management & Operations| February 24, 2017

Metra chief Orseno to retire by end of 2017

Orseno began his career in 1974 as a ticket collector on Chicago Rock Island & Pacific Railroad commuter trains.

Rail| January 24, 2017

Alstom awarded its first tramway contract in Taiwan

Will supply 15 Citadis trams for Kaohsiung tramway project phase 2, which is expected to start revenue service in 2019.


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