METRO Briefs

Posted on November 26, 2008

Mica urges city to line up for Fed cash

TAMPA, Fla. – U.S. Rep. John Mica (R-Fla) urged Tampa officials to get in line for Federal dollars that will soon be available, saying that the area is years behind other cities in developing mass transit. For the full story, click here.

NJ Transit to stop buying CNG buses

NEWARK, N.J.– Citing their overall costs, New Jersey Transit has halted its nearly decade-long trial run with CNG buses, electing instead to purchase ULSD vehicles. For the full story, click here.

MTA official: rail shutdown could have been prevented

BALTIMORE, Md. – Henry Kay, the Maryland Transit Administration’s deputy administrator for planning and engineering, said that a recent shutdown of half of Baltimore’s light rail line might have been prevented if the agency purchased “slip-slide protection” in 2000. For the full story, click here.

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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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