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GO Transit goes golden (Editor’s note: The following is the full version of a story published in the June issue of Railway Age.) It all began on a lovely Spring morning in 1967, Canada’s Centennial Year: Startup of North America’s arguably most successful new commuter rail service, GO Transit.

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RATP Dev North America and McDonald Transit Associates, its North American subsidiary, have appointed veteran airline industry executive Mike Anderson as Vice President of Safety and Security. Based in Fort Worth, Tex., he will be leading all of RATP Dev...
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A financial agreement has been reached between all partners involved in the Pennsylvania Station-Farley Complex redevelopment project to transform New York City’s James A Farley Post Office into a world-class transportation hub. “Fifty years after the loss of the original Penn...
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The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has notified the 30 U.S. states where rail transit systems operate that federal law requires they establish an FTA-certified State Safety Oversight (SSO) Program by April 15, 2019, otherwise they risk losing funds. “If a state...
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Commuters arriving at New York Penn Station Friday morning were greeted by a pleasant change – reaching their destinations without having to walk through Penn Station. That’s because the new concourse at the Farley Post Office building connecting to Penn Station...
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WSP USA, formerly WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, has promoted Barbara Arens to Central Region Business Manager, Transportation and Infrastructure Sector. In her new position, Arens is responsible for managing the firm’s transportation operations in 16 states in the Central region...

go-west-penn-station-commuter-nyc-opens-first-phase-of-moynihan-project
Commuters arriving at New York Penn Station Friday morning were greeted by a pleasant change – reaching their destinations without having to walk through Penn Station. That’s because the new concourse at the Farley Post Office building connecting to Penn Station...
wsp-usa-promotes-arens
WSP USA, formerly WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, has promoted Barbara Arens to Central Region Business Manager, Transportation and Infrastructure Sector. In her new position, Arens is responsible for managing the firm’s transportation operations in 16 states in the Central region...
go-transit-goes-golden
(Editor’s note: The following is the full version of a story published in the June issue of Railway Age.) It all began on a lovely Spring morning in 1967, Canada’s Centennial Year: Startup of North America’s arguably most successful new...
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Amid widespread criticism and even a commuter lawsuit spawned by Amtrak’s planned repairs to New York Penn Station, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority on Monday released a plan to maintain Long Island Rail Road rush-hour commuter capacity to and from Manhattan...
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The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Long Island (N.Y.) Section recently presented Retlif Testing Laboratories, Ronkonkoma, N.Y., with an award for providing financial assistance and consultative advice, and for hosting EMC (Electromagnetic Compatibility) Society events over the years. Retlif,...

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