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MARTA Station

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.

May 7, 2021 - Urbanize Atlanta

Bus Stop

What $454 Million in Bus Facility Funding Pays for in the United States

Spoiler alert: not much.

February 4, 2020 - Streetsblog USA

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.

September 6, 2019 - Eno Center for Transportation

CRRC train

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.

March 25, 2019 - Governing

New York Public Transit

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.

January 14, 2019 - Daily News

Dutch Fyra Train

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.

November 27, 2018 - Streetsblog USA

CRRC train

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.

October 9, 2018 - Eno Center for Transportation

D.C. Metro

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.

September 8, 2018 - Greater Greater Washington

Siemens Train

New Locomotives Hit the SEPTA Tracks

Philadelphia regional commuters will get some fancy new trains to ride.

July 12, 2018 - The Philadelphia Inquirer

Rescue Bus

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.

April 6, 2018 - Smart Cities Dive

Alstom Train

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.

September 26, 2017 - Reuters via CNBC

Staten Island Ferry "Spirit of America"

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.

August 18, 2017 - CityLab

Seattle Light Rail Construction

Buying American Is Making Infrastructure More Expensive, Study Finds

From train cars to buses, a new study finds that buying American adds cost.

July 20, 2017 - The Hill

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.

June 6, 2017 - People's Daily Online

Metro Subway

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).

March 27, 2017 - The Source

Modern high speed bullet train in China

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.

December 2, 2016 - Streetsblog

New Subway Cars

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.

July 20, 2016 - CityLab

Miami Brightline Construction

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.

June 27, 2016 - Wired

Chicago Buys $1.3 Billion in New Rail Cars

The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) will replace half its rail cars by the year 2020.

March 10, 2016 - Chicago Tribune

nyc. subway.

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.

March 31, 2015 - WNYC: Transportation Nation

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