Americas urban rail news

The latest streetcar, light rail, subway, metro and commuter rail news news from North and South America, including the USA, Canada, Mexico and Brazil.

Electric bus leasing programme launched

16 Jul 2018

USA: A joint venture of electric bus manufacturer BYD Motors and infrastructure financier Generate Capital has launched a $200m electric bus leasing programme. The aim is to help public- and private-sector clients accelerate ... more

Boston Green Line extension breaks ground

04 Jul 2018

USA: A groundbreaking for Boston’s Green Line light rail extension took place on June 25 at the future site of Union Square station in Somerville. The GLX Constructors joint venture led by Fluor and including Balfour Beatty ... more

USA: Phoenix’s Valley Metro Rail board has appointed Jacobs Engineering to design Phase II of the Northwest Phase II light rail extension.

Valley Metro extension design contract approved

28 Jun 2018

USA: Phoenix’s Valley Metro Rail board has appointed Jacobs Engineering to design Phase II of the Northwest Phase II light rail extension. This will extend the light rail line west from 19th Avenue on Dunlap Avenue, then run ... more

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Subway station damaged in 9/11 attacks to reopen in October

22 Jun 2018

USA: Trains on the 1 Subway line in New York are to serve Cortlandt Street station from October 1 for the first time in 17 years. Cortlandt Street was among the closest Subway stations to the site of ... more