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Construction under way on NY Penn expansion More than a half-century after the cashed-strapped, bankruptcy-headed Pennsylvania Railroad demolished the original, spacious and beautiful Pennsylvania Station New York, selling the air rights to developers and leaving a largely maligned, overcrowded underground complex in its place, construction is finally under way to transform the former Farley Post Office Building, across Eighth Avenue from Penn Station, into a grand new train station.

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SIGNET Electronic Systems, Inc., Norwell, Mass., a privately held systems integrator, has promoted Greg Sparrow to Vice President of Transportation Solutions. The move comes two years after he led the company’s entry into the transportation market and established its Transportation...
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Metra's Board of Directors has elevated its chief mechanical officer to serve as the commuter agency's next executive director/CEO. James M. Derwinski will take over from Don Orseno, who is retiring at the end of 2017. Derwinski currently oversees the repair,...
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C-Can Power Systems Inc., manufacturer of the RLW-Series of Switching and Signaling chargers, is offering the 12VDC/600 watt signaling charger with Ethernet connection. In the past, a signal maintainer would have to visit a site to check for alarms. C-Can’s RLW12/600e...
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Oliver Ernhofer has been named New York Transportation Planning Manager and Senior Supervising Planner for WSP USA, formerly WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff. In his new position, Ernhofer will manage and lead transportation and transit planning projects in the New York metropolitan...
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The Association of American Railroads and advocacy organization GoRail have honored Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) with the Railroad Achievement Award. Recognized for his longstanding, bipartisan leadership on issues affecting both freight and passenger railroads, DeFazio accepted the award at the manufacturing...

emhofer-new-ny-planner-for-wsp
Oliver Ernhofer has been named New York Transportation Planning Manager and Senior Supervising Planner for WSP USA, formerly WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff. In his new position, Ernhofer will manage and lead transportation and transit planning projects in the New York metropolitan...
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The Association of American Railroads and advocacy organization GoRail have honored Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) with the Railroad Achievement Award. Recognized for his longstanding, bipartisan leadership on issues affecting both freight and passenger railroads, DeFazio accepted the award at the manufacturing...
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The Gateway Program Development Corporation (GDC) is turning to the private sector to issue ideas on how to deliver the Hudson Tunnel Project. GDC issued a Request for Information (RFI), "seeking innovative ideas from private sector leaders to help inform planning...
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Michael Barbour, PE, has joined HNTB Corp.’s Southern California team as Senior Project Director and Associate Vice President, with responsibility for the California High-Speed Rail Construction Package 4 project, where he oversees project and construction management of technical and management...
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Siemens on Aug. 9 inaugurated its new Locomotive Service facility in New Castle, Del., that will operate as the company’s digital service, supply chain and technical field training hub in the region. Siemens executives hosted Delaware’s two U.S. Senators, Tom Carper...

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