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.

Federal funding announced for Edmonton light rail projects

13 Mar 2019

CANADA: Minister of Infrastructure and Communities François-Philippe Champagne announced federal funding for two light rail projects in Edmonton on March 11. The Valley Line West project is to receive C$948·6m of federal ... more

Ottawa O-Train expansion approved

07 Mar 2019

CANADA: Meeting on March 6, the Ottawa City Council formally approved the award of contracts for the O-Train Stage 2 expansion project, which will add 44 km and 24 stations to the capital’s light rail network by 2025. Now ... more

Hübner has a major order to supply gangways for New York City Subway trains.

Elastomer factory to serve US rail and bus markets

07 Mar 2019

USA: Having secured a major order to supply the gangways for new New York City Subway trains, Hübner has announced plans to build a elastomer product factory at Dunlap in Tennessee by 2020. This is to produce moulded parts, ... more

Volvo Group company Nova Bus has officially opened a development centre close to its factory at Saint-Eustache in Québec, where it will undertake R&D to support the increased use of electric power for sustainable bus operation.

R&D centre to develop sustainable buses for smart connected cities

05 Mar 2019

CANADA: Volvo Group company Nova Bus has officially opened a development centre close to its factory at Saint-Eustache in Québec, where it will undertake R&D to support the increased use of electric power for sustainable bus ... more

Boston subway signalling contract awarded

04 Mar 2019

USA: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority has awarded Alstom and construction contractor Barletta Heavy Division an €80m contract to modernise the signalling on Boston’s Red and Orange metro lines, covering a total of ... more

A 10-point plan to restructure the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority has been announced.

Congestion charge to support New York MTA under major restructuring

26 Feb 2019

USA: A 10-point plan to restructure and provide long-term funding for the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority was announced on February 26 in a joint statement by state Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor ... more

Construction work for the 14·5 km Redlands Passenger Rail Project in southern California is on course to start later this year.

Redlands construction contract awarded

26 Feb 2019

USA: Construction work for the 14·5 km Redlands Passenger Rail Project in southern California is on course to start later this year, following the selection of Flatiron Construction Corp as preferred bidder for the $154m ... more