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New Metra railcar RFP allows for alternative designs

Rail| March 21, 2019

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.

MBTA, CRRC roll out first pair of Orange Line railcars

Rail| December 19, 2018

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.

Rail| July 18, 2018

Metra to open railcar procurement to alternative car designs

Agency received only one response to its initial RFP for new bi-level gallery cars.

Rail| May 16, 2018

Amtrak 'refreshes' interiors of Acela Express trains

The Acela Express refresh is a 14-month program for all of its 20 trainsets, which includes 100 Amtrak cars and 6,080 total seats.

Management & Operations| March 13, 2018

Sacramento RT unveils 'Rolling Art' light railcars

The artists were selected from a juried registry based on their individual bodies of work that would suit the scale of light rail trains.

Technology| March 13, 2018

BART, Caltrain set timetable to equip rail systems with Wi-Fi

BART is in negotiations with a vendor to install Wi-Fi in the transit system’s 46 stations and aboard all of its 775 new cars, with hopes of having a deal by the summer, with Caltrain set to have Wi-Fi on its new trains by 2022.

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