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METRO Briefs

Posted on September 10, 2008

Northern California builders support transit plan

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The North State Building Industry Association and the Environmental Council of Sacramento are teaming up to campaign for a more robust rail and bus system. For the full story, click here.

High-speed rail capable of pollution-free operation

SAN DIEGO — An energy specialist reported to the California High-Speed Rail Authority that the proposed train system can run with zero greenhouse gas emissions. For the full story, click here.

Air France considers expanding into high-speed rail

LONDON — Air France is looking to buy or lease the new generation of Alstom AGVs, which run at an average speed of 224 mph, in order to compete with Eurostar’s high-speed service. For the full story, click here.

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Valley Metro celebrates 10-year 'Railversary'

Valley Metro CEO Scott Smith welcomed a prestigious slate of speakers, including rail city mayors, who shared the transformation that has occurred in their cities over the past 10 years.

CAF USA replacing air compressors on Cincinnati streetcar

The compressors malfunctioned during prolonged subfreezing temperatures last winter.

Keolis to operate 2nd light rail contract in Denmark

The 15-year contract will generate cumulative revenue of approximately $260 million.

Amtrak refurbishes Chicago Union Station Great Hall

The centerpiece of the Great Hall is the 219-foot-long skylight that soars 115 feet above the floor.

Alstom, San Francisco Muni extend train services partnership

Will continue to provide Vendor Managed Inventory services to manage and supply parts for the agency's rail fleet.

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