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Amtrak seeks $1.3B in high-speed rail funds

Rail| April 5, 2011
Looking to move forward with several Gateway Project infrastructure improvements, including replacing the more than 100-year-old movable Portal Bridge over the Hackensack River in New Jersey, with a new, high-level fixed bridge; and preliminary engineering and environmental analysis for two new tunnels under the Hudson River into Manhattan with related infrastructure improvements.

Bombardier to supply Australia with electric trains

Rail| April 5, 2011
Will provide and maintain 22 Bombardier 25kV three-car electric trains for approximately $278 million. The rail vehicles will be the first in Australia to meet new international crash standard specifications.
Rail| April 5, 2011

Alstom to supply Lyon, Pays de la Loire

Orders for tramsets to serve existing lines in France.
Bus| April 5, 2011

MCI delivers D4500s to Penn. transit agency

The new coaches serve the agency's Elizabethville and Shippensburg commuter routes into Harrisburg. Both represent rides of more than 45 minutes.
Rail| April 5, 2011

California files application for high-speed funds

The federal government recently announced that states can apply for Florida's returned $2.43 billion in high-speed and intercity passenger rail funding. This funding includes $1.63 billion in ARRA funding and $800 million in Fiscal Year 2010 Department of Transportation funding. Applications were due on Monday.
Bus| April 4, 2011

TriMet to complete security camera installation

A $1.2 million Transportation Security Administration grant will help the agency to add closed circuit television cameras at the 10 remaining MAX stations currently without them. The grant also will fund security improvements at some facilities.
Bus| April 4, 2011

Ohio breaks ground on ARRA-funded multimodal transit center

Portage Area Regional Transportation Authority’s $20 million Central Gateway Multimodal Facility will create an estimated 266 jobs in the construction trades and will serve as the centerpiece of a public-private $80 million investment to revitalize Kent’s downtown area. The economic development effort is expected to create more than 700 new long-term jobs.
Rail| April 4, 2011

West Virginia receives $1M for state rail plan

The plan will inventory existing freight and passenger rail lines in the state and analyze the potential for new freight, high-speed, intercity and commuter corridors, including tourist railroads.
Rail| April 4, 2011

CTA moves 5000-series prototypes to Purple Line

The 10 prototype railcars are being tested to determine how they perform when operating in the conditions that CTA's rail fleet is subjected to throughout the year. The prototypes must complete testing before the agency gives approval for the full order to be manufactured.
Motorcoach| April 4, 2011

MCI announces open houses, online auction

Customers who buy a pre-owned MCI coach from MCI get access to the same after-sale service network as MCI new-coach customers.

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