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New Bombardier assembly site for BART's 'Fleet of the Future'

Rail| June 18, 2019

The site will produce BART's "Fleet of the Future" railcars and create local jobs in the Bay Area over the next few years. 

Amtrak completes refresh of Acela interiors

Rail| June 13, 2019

The project took 15 months to refresh all 20 trainsets, which included 100 Amtrak cars and 6,080 total seats.

Government Issues| May 16, 2019

Bill would ban use of fed funds for Chinese manufactured rolling stock

A number of large, metropolitan areas have recently awarded rail rolling stock procurements to a Chinese state-owned enterprise.

Rail| May 15, 2019

Talgo-SYSTRA venture to rebuild Metrolink railcars

Will rebuild up to 121 Bombardier railcars operated by Metrolink for a total contract value of $138.9 million.

Rail| March 21, 2019

New Metra railcar RFP allows for alternative designs

Proposals will be due in August and Metra hopes to finalize a deal by the end of the year for at least 200 new cars.

Rail| December 19, 2018

MBTA, CRRC roll out first pair of Orange Line railcars

Features crash-energy management, LCD monitors for customer information, and wireless train-to-wayside communications.

Rail| November 28, 2018

4 SMART railcars costing $11M damaged before arriving at agency

Nippon Sharyo flew out a team of engineers to inspect the damage and order new parts to replace those that can’t be fixed.

Rail| September 10, 2018

WMATA issues RFP for 8000-series railcars

Plans to acquire at least 256 8000-series cars to allow for the retirement of the 2000- and 3000-series cars at the end of their 40-year service life.

Rail| August 20, 2018

L.A. Metro, railcar manufacturers discuss forging unique partnership

Some ideas discussed include locating a full-scale facility where passenger railcars could be designed, manufactured, and tested.

Government Issues| August 2, 2018

Senate agrees to 1-yr. ban on transit railcar, bus procurements from Chinese-owned cos.

The Senate prohibition only applies to rolling stock (rail cars and buses), not any other kind of procurement.

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