Cost of Calif. light rail extension draws critics

The $175 million project would add 1.6 miles of track and two stations from Campbell to Los Gatos. Some believe the cost is too high for the relatively short extension.

Bombardier wins Australian DMU contract

Will provide 19 additional intermediate cars to convert existing two-car train sets to three-car sets and supply seven additional new three-car train sets. This will result in a total fleet of 58 three-car Bombardier VLocity trains.

Alstom to deliver 70 Italian trains

Project development, most of the manufacturing as well as the certification, will be done in Savigliano Alstom’s site in Cuneo. The plant in Sesto San Giovanni (Milan) will be responsible for the design and manufacturing of the traction systems and auxiliary switchers. Onboard signaling systems will be delivered by the Bologna site.

Council drums up support for Minneapolis light rail

The Minneapolis Building and Construction Trades Council called hundreds of community members about the Bottineau Transitway project and found that 57% of survey participants would support light rail.

L.A. voters approve $125M streetcar project

Would run through three of downtown's main arteries. Another major transportation infrastructure project planned for downtown is a regional connector, a $1.3-billion subway line.

VIA Rail completes upgrades

Added new scheduling options on the Ottawa-Toronto-Quebec City line and safety features at rail crossings, and renovated F40 locomotives to improve fuel efficiency and environmental sustainability.

Amtrak, CSX strike $181M rail upgrade deal

Four rail improvement projects will reduce congestion along the Empire Corridor from New York City to Niagara Falls and improve travel times and reliability for passengers and freight.

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