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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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CRRC announces ship date for MBTA pilot cars

The company is the first Chinese railcar builder to enter into the U.S. rail car manufacturing market.

STV, WSP USA to support L.A. Metro rail vehicle acquisition

Acquisition of new heavy rail vehicles and associated equipment that will play a key part in Metro’s systemwide rail expansion over the next decade.

Stadler breaks ground on railcar manufacturing plant in Salt Lake City

Its 62-acre property boasts 75,000 square feet of production space for the bogie, main, pre- and final assembly of single- and bi-level trains.

Stadler, Fort Worth Transportation Authority unveil 1st U.S. FLIRT train

The new commuter trains for TEXRail have been designed to reach maximum speeds of 81 mph and boast a coupled length of 266 feet each.

Design-build taking transit into the future

Design-build minimizes risk, reduces delivery time, keeps budgets in line, and mitigates funding partner concerns throughout project duration. With traditional design-bid-build, owners, designers, and contractors are segregated from design concept to final construction.

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