Amtrak signs contract with Alstom for new generation, high-speed train

Funding for the trains will come from a $2.45 billion loan via a U.S. DOT railroad rehabilitation program – marking the largest single loan in the agency’s history.

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SFRTA unveils new Tri-Rail commuter connector

The fleet of 28 new vehicles and 2 refurbished vehicles will replace the existing Tri-Rail shuttle buses.

FTA releases rail vehicle securement report, issues WMATA safety directive

The investigation uncovered a lack of compliance with WMATA’s internal rules and procedures for unattended rail vehicle securement for both revenue passenger trains and maintenance machines and equipment located in rail yards.

FRA, AAR letter urges Pokemon creators to keep players off tracks

Letter stems from concern about reports that Pokémon characters, “Pokestops” and other virtual objects are being placed near railroad tracks, stations and rail-yard facilities

Sound Transit adding cell service in light rail tunnels

Cell service providers in Seattle can access the system through license agreements with Mobilitie, which is funding and maintaining the network under an agreement with Sound Transit.

Bombardier confirms maintenance contract in Germany

The contract covers maintenance of 257 TWINDEXX Vario double-deck coaches and TRAXX locomotives.

Metra rehabilitates Pullman Station

The project is part of Metra’s 2016 construction program, which includes approximately $200 million in infrastructure improvements to 27 stations.

HDR's Schneider Honored by APTA

Michael Schneider was named Outstanding Public Transportation Business Member for 2016.

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