Unconfirmed report: VIA Rail Canada chooses German firm Siemens – and not Bombardier – for massive train fleet contract

By The Canadian Press, CTV News; November 27, 2018 Free trade agreements with Europe and the United States prevent Via…

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Feds signal VIA Rail Canada is free to pick Siemens over Bombardier for new rolling stock fleet order

By Greg Quinn and Frederic Tomesco, Bloomberg News; November 27, 2018 Justin Trudeau’s government said it won’t force state-owned Via…

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The Texas bullet train now looks likely. Here’s what to expect

By Jason Whitely, WFAA ABC 8; November 26, 2018 TOKYO — Texas Central will break ground next year on the…

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Scotland: HS2 train passengers could click-and-collect Amazon parcels onboard

By National Newsdesk, The National; November 26, 2018 Bombardier Transportation, which is bidding to win a £2.75 billion contract to…

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Private funding needed under C$6bn VIA Rail Canada investment plan

From Railway Gazette; November 15, 2018 CANADA: National passenger operator VIA Rail says that private-sector backing will be needed to…

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Brightline passenger rail in Florida: Trains whisper, doors swish, bubbly flows

By Kevin Spear, Reporter, Orlando Sentinel; November 14, 2018 There was a hint of disappointment recently on a Brightline train,…

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Nevada: Local leaders hopeful for Las Vegas, Victorville high-speed rail

By Richard N. Velotta, Las Vegas Review-Journal; November 10, 2018 Southern Nevada leaders in tourism and transportation have given the…

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Bombardier cutting 5,000 jobs, selling Q400 and flight training programs

By Christopher Reynolds, The Canadian Press, The Daily Courier; November 8, 2018 MONTREAL – Bombardier Inc. announced Thursday it will…

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Asia: Kawasaki Heavy weighs exit from money-losing train business

By MASASHI ISAWA, Nikkei staff writer, Nikkei Asian Review; October 31, 2018 TOKYO — Kawasaki Heavy Industries plans to restructure rolling-stock operations…

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The Future Of High Speed Rail Travel In Florida Is Bright

By Doug Gollan, Contributor, Forbes; October 26, 2018 Despite its impressive name Miami Central Station is much smaller than Penn…

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