USA: The Multi-Max Plus autorack is designed to carry cars and vans on two levels.
The highest grade of automation, GoA4, has become familiar for metro and monorail and will soon be adopted in other segments of railway transport.
One of the main trends in railway transport in recent years is replacing diesel engines with alternative ones. As all major manufacturers are responsive to market demands, they develop rolling stock on alternative traction.
US: According to Progress Rail, Wabtec is abusing its market position for mainline locomotives, locomotive control systems, and services.
US: The 17.7 km long first section of the light metro Skyline is launched in Honolulu. It has nine stations with platform doors. The entire line will start operation in the spring of 2031.
US: These companies are Metrowagonmash (part of TMH) and Uraltransmash (part of Rostec).
USA: California Air Resources Board has approved a rule that will ban diesel locomotives more than 23 years old from operating in the state from 2030 whereas new incoming locomotives will be emission-free.
US: Major American manufacturers are working on several series of locomotives which are expected to reduce significantly emissions compared to conventional diesel traction.
US: Operators are advised by USDOT to speed up the purchase or refurbishment of tank cars for the transportation of Class 3 flammable liquids to DOT-117/DOT-117R safety standards. Approximately 8% of the tank fleet in North America may require renewal.