Senate Commerce Committee’s Bipartisan $78B Surface Transportation Bill Advances

Commerce Committee Chair Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) and Ranking Member Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) introduced the Surface Transportation Investment Act of 2021 on June 10.
USA

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NSW backs Parramatta light rail stage 2

Tram and Light Rail News
THE future of stage 2 of Sydney’s Parramatta light rail project is assured after the New South Wales state government committed $A 50m ($US 37.8m) for planning and development works for the project in the state’s 2021-22 budget, which will be announced next week.

New UK Infrastructure Bank opens

UK
THE new British government-backed UK Infrastructure Bank opened in Leeds on June 17, with the government claiming it will play an important role in its National Infrastructure Strategy.

Genesee & Wyoming subsidiary to operate bulk transfer facility in central California

USA
A subsidiary of short line operator Genesee & Wyoming (G&W) has acquired and will operate a bulk transfer facility serving the Central Valley of California.

Lineas travels from the North Sea Port directly to Milano

Europe
Lineas has a new addition to its Green Xpress Network.

Prototype modular footbridge unveiled

UK
The prototype Flow modular footbridge built from lightweight, cost-effective and high strength fibre-reinforced polymer and designed to meet current technical standards while also creating a ‘welcoming, enjoyable and safe’ crossing has been unveiled by Network Rail.

New research into the construction of the Iron Rhine

Europe
The Netherlands is participating in a new study about the feasibility of a new train connection from Antwerp to the Ruhr area.

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