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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LA Metro unveils new tunnel boring machine named Angeli

At the event Board Chair Fasana awarded TAP Cards to students who won contests to name the TBM and create an illustration for its tail shield.

Bombardier confirms progress on turnaround plan

The actions support the company’s efforts to build its earnings growth potential and highlight its focus on improving productivity, reducing costs, and optimizing its worldwide footprint to deliver increased value to customers and shareholders.

BYD enters mass transit market with low-cost train

The light rail technology is applicable to small and medium-sized cities, heavy traffic routes, CBD’s and routes connecting tourist attractions in large cities, according to the company.

MBTA forgives $839K in fines stemming from 2015 winter performance

According to the report, the company said that the forgiven fines regarded maintenance issues, and that the MBTA agreed to waive them amid evidence that maintenance workers were pulled from their regular jobs to help shovel off tracks and shorten delays.

Brookville set to deliver second QLine streetcar

Each red and white streetcar will seat 125 passengers and feature Wi-Fi, vertical bicycle racks, and an HVAC unit. M-1 officials said that its delivery schedule and testing remain on schedule, with track testing set to begin later this fall.

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