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Navya set to open its first US production plant in Michigan

Industry news  •  26 July 2017  •  Eurotransport

NAVYA has announced it will open its first North American production plant for its autonomous vehicles in the city of Saline, Michigan.

FirstGroup North American maintenance locations gain Blue Seal of Excellence

Industry news  •  27 June 2017  •  Eurotransport

The Blue Seal of Excellence, given by the ASE, has been awarded to 75 FirstGroup maintenance locations in North America.

Arizona orders 11 light rail vehicles

Industry news  •  14 June 2017  •  Eurotransport

The urban transport company, Phoenix Valley Metro Rail, has ordered 11 new S70 light rail vehicles (LRV) from Siemens.

MBTA seeks contractors for Green Line Extension Project

Industry news  •  7 October 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) has announced it is seeking letters of interest from contractors for the design and construction of the Green Line Extension in Boston, USA.

MTA to acquire 1,025 subway cars for New York

Industry news  •  25 July 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

Governor of New York Andrew Cuomo has announced the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) will be issuing Request for Proposals including the acquisition of 1,025 new subway cars as part of the MTA Capital Program.

CAF to supply 26 LRVs for Maryland Purple Line Project

Industry news  •  29 June 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

In a contract worth US$200 million, rolling stock manufacturer CAF will supply 26 five-module Light Rail Vehicles (LRV) units for the Maryland Purple Line Project in the USA.

A transformative change for American transport

Issue 1 2016  •  25 February 2016  •  Andrew Bata, UITP Regional Manager, North America

Americans have had a long love affair with the car, but cities around the country have shown increasing interest in supporting a more multi-modal transportation policy in recent years – even in places long-associated with the automobile. Changes in demographics, technological advances and societal attitudes are all thought to be contributing to this shift. Indeed, after 50 years of ever-increasing reliance on cars, that trend seems to have changed…

UITP launch International Urban Rail Platform for North America

Industry news  •  15 January 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

The International Association of Public Transport (UITP) has announced the formation of the International Urban Rail Platform for North America, bringing together key rail industry players from the region and around the world.

$196.6 million Tucson streetcar project underway

Industry news, News  •  14 April 2012  •  United States Department of Transportation

U.S. Transportation Secretary LaHood attends launch of major construction works for the Tucson Modern Streetcar project…

Federal Transit Administration signs $474m funding agreement to help build central corridor light rail line

Industry news, News  •  4 May 2011  •  Federal Transit Administration

Largest public works project in Minnesota history will connect commuters with affordable transportation…