Public Input Sought to Inform Designs of $646 Million in New Rail Cars for Atlanta
Atlanta's new fleet of rail cars, expected for delivery in 2023, will include open gangways. Other design features of the new cars are still to be determined.
What $454 Million in Bus Facility Funding Pays for in the United States
Spoiler alert: not much.
Trump Administration Supports Ending Bus and Rail Procurements From Chinese Companies
Capital investments could get more expensive, if Congress forces transit systems to buy American.
Congress Intends to Ban Chinese Rail Cars
The U.S. is an expensive place to build transit resources. A move from Congress to ban Chinese rail cars over espionage fears may exacerbate that problem.
New Subway Cars Pulled Out of Service in New York Due to Defects
Dozens of subway cars manufactured by Bombadier for the New York subway have defects. Some 48 of 112 new cars have defects, and the rest of an order of 300 subways cars has yet to be filled.
Federal Railroad Administration Clears the Way for the Modern Era of Train Technology
New rules adopted by the Federal Railroad Administration will make it easier for commuter rail and inter-city rail systems to operate cheaper and more efficient trains.
Federal Policy Would Keep Chinese Railcars Out of the U.S.
Proposed restrictions on federal spending for transit railcars center on concerns about market competition and national security.
D.C. Metro Wants Buy Lots of New Railcars
D.C. Metro recently announced its intentions to buy anywhere from 256 to 800 new 8000 series railcars to replace the oldest cars in the system.
New Locomotives Hit the SEPTA Tracks
Philadelphia regional commuters will get some fancy new trains to ride.
Feds Announce $264 Million in Funding for Bus Systems
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) this week announced grant funding for the Buses and Bus Facilities Infrastructure Investment Program.
Breaking: Mega-Companies Expected to Merge to Stay Competitive in the Rail Industry
Alstom and Siemens are close to a merger in a move calculated to help the companies compete against the Chinese state-backed company CRRC.
Friday Eye Candy: An Infographic for Every Transit Mode
Fans of public transit rejoice. A new infographic explores the rolling stock of most of the major cities in the United States and Canada.
Buying American Is Making Infrastructure More Expensive, Study Finds
From train cars to buses, a new study finds that buying American adds cost.
China's New Train Doesn't Need Rails, Isn't a Bus
Chinese railcar-maker CRRC allowed the public a glimpse at its new "Autonomous Rail Transit" last week. The ART is more than just a bus.
64 New Subway Cars Arriving in Los Angeles by 2021
To replace its existing, Italian-manufactured subway rolling stock, Los Angeles County Metro is turning to China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation (CRRC).
New, Modern Regulations May Speed Trains
The Federal Railroad Administration will soon update regulations regarding U.S. trains, this could have major impact on the industry and train travel.
Ambitious Design Overhaul Proposed for New York Subway Stations and Cars
Some of the New York Subway's stations and cars could be getting a drastically updated look—as soon as 2020.
Meet the New Generation of Trains Built for Florida's Brightline
Wired takes a tour of a Siemens factory in California tasked with the task of building the rolling stock for the forthcoming, privately-funded Brightline train line in Florida.
Chicago Buys $1.3 Billion in New Rail Cars
The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) will replace half its rail cars by the year 2020.
New York Will Phase Out C Train 'Brightliners' By 2017
Once the subway's pride, R-32 'Brightliner' trains that operate on the C line will soon disappear from service. Mid-century promo videos notwithstanding, the line's rolling stock was in dire need of an update.
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