Bombardier wins Metrolink fleet maintenance contract

Rail technology company Bombardier Transportation announced today that it has signed a new contract with the Southern California Regional Rail Authority (SCRRA) of Los Angeles, California to provide eight years of maintenance services for SCRRA's Metrolink commuter rail fleet.

FTA issues guidance on implementing equal employment opportunity requirements

In the agency’s first revision of EEO guidance since 1988, the revised circular highlights changes in U.S. laws and U.S. Department of Transportation regulations, such as incorporating protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals.

Calif. Governor signs 2 motorcoach safety bills

One bill requires buses designed to carry 39 or more passengers and made after July 1, 2020, to be equipped with emergency lighting that would be automatically activated in the event of a collision.

Atlanta Streetcar gets FTA grant to explore system expansion

The FTA monies would go toward an “Atlanta Beltline Transit Supportive Land Use Implementation Plan,” involving 16 miles of proposed east, west and crosstown streetcar corridors.

China developing 300 mph trains to lead export of high-speed tech

Under an ambitious government plan starting this year, the country is developing trains that can run on a hybrid-propulsion system that allows higher speeds.

Talgo to return to Milwaukee location to refurbish LA Metro railcars

In 2015, Talgo settled a lawsuit against the state, resulting in the company receiving roughly $50 million and keeping the two trains that were manufactured.

Metra seeks $20M grant for PTC installation

With the grant funding, Metra plans to help fund installation of PTC on its Milwaukee West Line to Elgin and North line to Fox Lake.

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