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Bombardier wins Australian DMU contract

Rail| December 5, 2012
Will provide 19 additional intermediate cars to convert existing two-car train sets to three-car sets and supply seven additional new three-car train sets. This will result in a total fleet of 58 three-car Bombardier VLocity trains.

Alstom to deliver 70 Italian trains

Rail| December 5, 2012
Project development, most of the manufacturing as well as the certification, will be done in Savigliano Alstom’s site in Cuneo. The plant in Sesto San Giovanni (Milan) will be responsible for the design and manufacturing of the traction systems and auxiliary switchers. Onboard signaling systems will be delivered by the Bologna site.
Rail| December 5, 2012

Council drums up support for Minneapolis light rail

The Minneapolis Building and Construction Trades Council called hundreds of community members about the Bottineau Transitway project and found that 57% of survey participants would support light rail.
Rail| December 5, 2012

L.A. voters approve $125M streetcar project

Would run through three of downtown's main arteries. Another major transportation infrastructure project planned for downtown is a regional connector, a $1.3-billion subway line.
Rail| December 5, 2012

VIA Rail completes upgrades

Added new scheduling options on the Ottawa-Toronto-Quebec City line and safety features at rail crossings, and renovated F40 locomotives to improve fuel efficiency and environmental sustainability.
Rail| December 5, 2012

Amtrak, CSX strike $181M rail upgrade deal

Four rail improvement projects will reduce congestion along the Empire Corridor from New York City to Niagara Falls and improve travel times and reliability for passengers and freight.
Motorcoach| December 4, 2012

Greyhound, Peter Pan’s YO! extends service

The new bus line will launch eight daily round trips between New York and Philadelphia's Chinatown neighborhoods on December 18.
Bus| December 4, 2012

D.C. Metro withdraws plan to end some night bus service

In response to criticism from city officials, the agency will not cut service after 8 p.m. to some neighborhoods in the Southeastern region of Washington, D.C., despite routine attacks that injure riders and drivers and damage the buses.
Rail| December 4, 2012

Review: NJ Transit rejected climate risk study before Sandy

State officials’ confidence that its passenger rail fleet was sufficiently protected from extreme weather led an agency executive to dismiss looking into weatherproofing NJ Transit’s railcars against storms produced by more extreme climate patterns earlier this year.
Bus| December 4, 2012

Northwest Ind. RDA seeks to manage bus authority funds

Regional development authority officials want to oversee the remaining $579,881 in the Northwest Indiana Regional Bus Authority's treasury and use it to advance the regionalization of Northwest Indiana's public transit systems.

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