Category Archives: Transportation

U.S. freight shipments to Canada, Mexico grow 4.5%

Truckinginfo -The value of freight moved between the U.S. and its North America neighbors increased 4.5 percent in 2014 compared to a year earlier, while over the longer term trucking has some lost market share to other transportation modes. The overall value of freight on all modes totaled $1.2 trillion.

SCT postpones bidding rules for high-speed rail

High-speed rail trainEl Economista – The Secretariat of Communications and Transportation (SCT) postponed the publication of the new call for tender for the development of high speed train (TGV) Mexico-Queretaro (scheduled for today), to have more time to analyze comments that have been received from companies interested in the pre bases and “strengthen” the process.

Fast-train bidding will be success if several firms compete

Milenio – The tender for the high-speed Mexico-Queretaro train will be a success if wo to three companies enter the bidding said Secretary of Communications and Transport, Gerardo Ruiz Esparza. He said few companies have the technology to build high-speed trains.

Chinese-led consortium favorite to clinch high-speed rail project

South China Morning Post – Mexico has begun accepting new bids on a multibillion-dollar high-speed rail project, two months after the construction deal with a Chinese-led consortium was abruptly cancelled amid allegations of favoritism.

But the China Railway Construction Corp (CRCC) looks poised to clinch the contract again, even after its original winning bid was revoked, say sources with knowledge of the bidding.