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MASSACHUSETTS Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) has selected GLX Constructors, a joint venture of Fluor Enterprises, The Middlesex Corporation, Herzog Contracting and Balfour Beatty Infrastructure for a contract to design and…
Tuesday, 21 November 2017 07:23

Dublin receives first 55m-long Citadis LRV

THE first 54.9m-long Alstom Citadis LRV for Dublin’s Luas light rail network arrived at the city’s Sandyford depot on November 16 after completing its journey from Alstom’s plant in La…
BRITAIN’s prime minister Mrs Theresa May announced during a visit to the West Midlands on November 20 that the government will provide West Midlands Combined Authority with a £250m grant…
Monday, 20 November 2017 06:39

CAF and Mitsubishi win Manila LRV contract

THE Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications has awarded Mitsubishi Corporation and CAF a €225m contract for 30 LRVs for Manila Light Rail Transit Authority’s Line LRT1.
Monday, 20 November 2017 05:56

Siemens LRVs enter service in San Francisco

THE Mayor of San Francisco Mr Ed Lee and San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) director of transportation Mr Ed Reiskin officially launched the city’s new fleet of Siemens S200…
SOUND Transit’s board of directors voted on November 16 to approve a $US 26.5m order for five Liberty LRVs from Brookville Equipment Company, which are being acquired as part of…
Friday, 17 November 2017 09:51

Tallinn plans tram extension and LRV order

THE Estonian capital Tallinn is preparing a tender for new LRVs, which will be used on a new line to the city’s port.
Friday, 17 November 2017 09:20

Work begins on Budapest tram extension

THE CAS IV Etele consortium of Colas and Siemens started construction of the southern extension of Budapest tram line 1 on November 13.
Wednesday, 15 November 2017 06:51

Budapest exercises option for more CAF trams

THE Hungarian government confirmed on November 14 that it will provide funding for a further 26 CAF low-floor Urbos LRVs under the framework of a contract signed between Budapest Transport…
Wednesday, 15 November 2017 00:00

Victoria builds for growth

The government of the Australian state of Victoria is spending big on public transport projects, both urban and regional, but it remains to be seen whether it will be enough…
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