Topic : high-speed rail

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Rail suppliers commit to U.S. ops for HSR contracts

Rail| December 7, 2009
More than 30 rail manufacturers and suppliers, both domestic and foreign, have committed to establish or expand their base of operations in the U.S. if they are chosen by states or groups of states to build America’s next generation high-speed rail lines.

Russia searches for answers in HSR crash

Rail| November 30, 2009
Authorities have said that terrorists are responsible. It is the country's most serious attack since 2004.
Rail| November 25, 2009

Bombardier, German co. partner for HSR research

Terms of the contract include regular professional exchanges and provide for simpler commissioning of joint research and development work. The framework agreement covers an initial period up to Dec. 31, 2014.
Rail| November 25, 2009

U.S. high-speed rail group appoints new president

Eric C. Peterson, a 20-year industry veteran of transportation issues and policy management, served most recently as executive director for the Rural Cellular Association.
Rail| November 16, 2009

URS taps Simonetta to head HSR practice

He will be based in URS' Columbus, Ohio, office and direct its nationwide high-speed rail transit practice.
Rail| November 13, 2009

Calif. Gov. favored HSR over commuter rail

Ordered focus to be on proposed San Diego to San Francisco bullet train.
Rail| November 6, 2009

CHSRA, SoCal cities to cooperate on high-speed rail

In other action, the CHSRA board set a January 15, 2010 deadline for "requests for expressions of interest" from local governments, public transportation agencies, private companies and others who want to participate in the planning, development and operation of maintenance facilities on the 800-mile network linking the state's major cities.
Rail| October 29, 2009

APTA, UIC to host regional HSR seminars

The programs will feature practitioners from HSR systems around the world and focus on best practices and lessons learned from European and Asian systems. The curriculum will be tailored to the different issues in each city.
Bus| October 21, 2009

METRO Briefs

Hybrid buses growing in popularity. Forum showcases futuristic rail projects. Metrolink union sues over train cameras.
Rail| September 28, 2009

Bombardier to supply very high-speed trains to China

The contract, including 20 eight-car trainsets and 60 sixteen-car trainsets, is valued at an estimated $4 billion. Bombardier’s share of the contract is estimated at $2 billion.

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