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January 10, 2014

NJ Transit awards $7.6M train storage facility contract

Jacobs Engineering Group will complete design and engineering work to transform a local rail yard into a permanent location to store railcars during a storm. The move comes after superstorm Sandy damaged nearly 400 of the agency’s railcars and locomotives when they were left in flood-prone rail yards last year.


December 11, 2013

Bombardier, Alstom unveil new Montreal railcars

The Société de transport de Montréal has ordered 468 of the new-generation cars, with deliveries expected to continue until 2018.


October 16, 2013

Alstom JV wins South African contract

The contract is part of PRASA’s aim to revitalize the rail industry, create jobs and provide efficient, reliable and safe public transport.


August 8, 2013

Chicago's 2200-series railcars make last run

The CTA’s oldest cars are being retired as CTA continues to upgrade its rail fleet as part of an aggressive modernization and infrastructure plan by Mayor Rahm Emanuel and CTA President Forrest Claypool.


May 15, 2013

Kawasaki celebrates 25 years of manufacturing in N.Y.

During the past quarter-century, the manufacturer has sustained hundreds of jobs, while producing more than 2,500 railcars at its plant, which sits in the heart of the Northeast Corridor. Kawasaki is currently working on the next generation of the 7 line subway cars that will be supplied to New York City Transit.


February 15, 2013

NJ Transit finds more Sandy railcar damage

Three hundred and forty-two railcars and locomotives were actually damaged by the Superstorm and the cost of the storm to the agency has risen to $450 million. Originally, 323 pieces of equipment were reported as damaged and the cost of the storm was thought to be $400 million.


February 14, 2013

Chicago Transit to add LEDs, add more Bombardiers

CTA will acquire an additional eight railcars, bringing the total order to 714 from 706, which will allow the CTA to have additional cars to more quickly replace aging railcars, some of which are more than 40 years old.


January 25, 2013

D.C. Metro unveils next-gen strategic plan

The plan, called Momentum, prioritizes items such as developing a next-generation communications infrastructure; acquiring additional railcars, power capacity and yard storage to operate all eight car trains during peak periods; and completing the Metrobus priority corridor network to serve more riders faster.


January 15, 2013

Report: NJ Transit erred in use of storm-prep software

The agency incorrectly used software provided by the National Weather Service that could have warned against a decision to leave hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of equipment in a low-lying rail yard before Superstorm Sandy struck and damaged nearly one-third of the transit system’s fleet.


December 20, 2012

Texas council authorizes $25M for rail vehicles

The rail vehicles will be used on the TEX Rail commuter line between southwest Fort Worth and DFW Airport.


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