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.

Autonomous shuttle to be tested in mixed traffic near Montréal

13 Aug 2018

CANADA: Keolis Canada announced the launch of a 12-month pilot of an autonomous electric shuttle in mixed traffic on public roads in Candiac near Montréal on August 10. A Navya Autonom shuttle, with capacity for 15 passengers ... more

Light rail extensions supported in NJ Transit budget

10 Aug 2018

USA: On August 8 New Jersey Transit announced that it would be spending $3·8bn in the 2019 financial year as the operator seeks to address an urgent shortfall in investment. The budget allocates $2·3bn for ongoing operations ... more

Electronic ticketing for smaller operators

09 Aug 2018

CUBIC: Cubic Transportation Systems has invested in Delerrok, which provides cloud-hosted electronic ticketing technology for small to mid-sized transport agencies. This will enable Cubic to offer Delerrok’s TouchPass Fare system ... more

USA seeks restrictions on Chinese suppliers

06 Aug 2018

USA: The Senate has formally adopted measures which would see a one-year ban on any procurement from Chinese state-owned companies using Federal Transit Administration funding. The ban is part of an amendment to a much larger ... more

Kawasaki wins PATH metro car contract

01 Aug 2018

USA: Port Authority of New York & New Jersey has awarded Kawasaki Heavy Industries subsidiary Kawasaki Rail Car a $240m contract to supply new trainsets for the PATH metro network and refurbish existing stock. Kawasaki is ... more

Toronto Transit Commission orders BYD electric buses

27 Jul 2018

CANADA: Toronto Transit Commission has placed an order with BYD for up to 40 battery buses. The base order covers 10 of the 12 m long electric buses. TTC plans to buying only zero-emission buses from 2025, with the aim of ... more