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BLET, SMART-UTU reject NJT contract The members New Jersey Transit’s two largest unions, the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) and SMART Transportation Division-United Transportation Union (UTU), have voted against the tentative agreement reached in March between NJ Transit and a coalition of its 16 railroad unions.

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You know you’re getting old when a locomotive that has hauled passenger trains on which you’ve ridden as a adult winds up in a museum. I used to take my sons, when they were little (they’re driving now—another mark of “dear...
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Amtrak is seeking responses to a Request For Qualification (RFQ) for a Master Developer for commercial elements of Chicago Union Station (CUS) and neighboring properties. The Amtrak-owned area within the RFQ is 14.07 acres, which includes 613,075 square feet of total...
Executive Summary: After one year of investigation, the National Transportation Safety Board has determined that the cause of the fatal derailment of Amtrak train 188 at Frankford Junction is exactly the same as the cause determined within eight hours by...
no-change-at-long-branch
If you’ve been commuting into New York City on New Jersey Transit’s North Jersey Coast Line and your destination has been Penn Station, changing trains at Long Branch, N.J., has been a given since electrification was extended there from South...
farley-named-senior-associate-of-gannett-fleming
David A. Farley, a vice president of Gannett Fleming Transit & Rail Systems and the company'’s Southern California Transit Manager, was named a Gannett Fleming Senior Associate on May 16, 2016. Based in the Los Angeles, California, office, Farley promotes business development...

no-change-at-long-branch
If you’ve been commuting into New York City on New Jersey Transit’s North Jersey Coast Line and your destination has been Penn Station, changing trains at Long Branch, N.J., has been a given since electrification was extended there from South...
farley-named-senior-associate-of-gannett-fleming
David A. Farley, a vice president of Gannett Fleming Transit & Rail Systems and the company'’s Southern California Transit Manager, was named a Gannett Fleming Senior Associate on May 16, 2016. Based in the Los Angeles, California, office, Farley promotes business development...
ben-vient-joins-railway-age-as-managing-editor
Ben Vient has joined the editorial staff of Railway Age as Managing Editor, based at Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corp. headquarters in New York City. Vient is an award-winning journalist, formerly with NBC News.  He has also taught on international issues of press...
wsp-|-parsons-brinckerhoff-adds-michael-valletta-to-nyc-office
Michael L. Valletta has been appointed director of project delivery for the New York City office of WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff. In his new position, Valletta is responsible for overseeing all aspects of project delivery for transportation projects in the...
bullet-to-the-heart
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority on May 23, 2016 will inaugurate a new nonstop regional/commuter rail service between Worcester and Boston. Called the “HeartToHub,” the nonstop service will take about one hour, cutting about 30 minutes off existing service that takes...