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How billions of dollars in transportation spending can transform our communities

| September 14, 2016

Billions of taxpayer dollars are spent buying buses and railcars every year. Although the national unemployment rate has declined since the Great Recession, for low-income families and communities of color, the unemployment rate remains in the double-digits and good, family-supporting jobs can’t come fast enough. We need strategies that revive U.S. manufacturing and other industries that can create the kind of jobs we want.

Final Buy America policy issued for phased increase of domestic content

Government Issues| September 1, 2016

Under the FTA final policy guidance, the Buy America domestic content requirements for transit rolling stock procurements for railcars and buses will be based on the scheduled delivery date of the first production vehicle.

Rail| August 1, 2016

Brookville ships 4th off-wire capable streetcar to Dallas


BROOKVILLE Ships Fourth Off-Wire Capable Liberty Streetcar to Dallas, Completing Option Cars Order Ahead of Schedule
With Dallas deliveries complete, company is shifting focus to finalizing M-1 RAIL’s Detroit fleet for QLine.

Rail| June 13, 2016

Brightline unveils Siemens trainsets under construction

The first completed trainset is expected to be delivered to Brightline later this year. Brightline is scheduled to begin service between Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach beginning in mid-2017.

Rail| May 4, 2016

Alstom to provide additional trainsets for Melbourne rail

The five additional six-car X’Trapolis trainsets will enhance the Melbourne’s Metropolitan Rail Network's capacity.

Rail| February 24, 2016

Alstom unveils tram design for Nice Côte d’Azur line

These hi-tech Citadis X05 trams will feature 40% more windows compared to the previous generation in circulation on Line 1 of the Metropole, LED lights, large individual seats and trip-related information displayed on extra-wide screens.

Rail| January 26, 2016

Siemens completes first car shell for Florida's Brightline rail service

More than 70 employees at Siemens’ state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Sacramento have worked on building this 85-foot-long first coach car, using more than 50,000 welds to fuse it together.

Management & Operations| January 20, 2016

N.Y. MTA moves into 21st century with strong focus on tech, rolling stock

Gov. Cuomo's and Chairman/CEO Thomas F. Prendergast's plan includes expanding the creation of Wi-Fi hotspots in stations; accelerating mobile payment and ticketing to replace the MetroCard; and providing USB ports on subway trains and buses, offering customers the ability to charge their mobile devices while on the go.

Management & Operations| June 12, 2014

CAF awarded $118M Boston Green Line railcar contract

Final assembly and testing is to be performed at CAF’s manufacturing facility in Elmira Heights, N.Y. Delivery of the new Green Line cars will take place between the end of 2017 and 2018.

Management & Operations| May 22, 2014

French trains too wide to fit in some stations

Train operator SNCF and network owner RFF said about 1,300 of France's 8,700 railway platforms must be trimmed, at a cost of $69 million, to make way for the wider rolling stock.

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