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GOP targets California rail grants California’s Congressional Republicans are calling on the Trump Administration to block $647 million in new grants for electrification on the Caltrain rail line between San Francisco and San Jose. This project, part of the Caltrain Modernization Program, is only loosely connected to the California High Speed Rail Authority San Francisco-Los Angeles High Speed Rail project.

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The American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) has presented a National Recognition Award for exemplary engineering achievement to the New York City-based team of WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, STV and AECOM for developing the system-level design of Amtrak’s Gateway Project,...
The carnage has begun. No, not the “carnage” that our malignantly narcissistic President declared in his Inauguration Day campaign bloviation (“16 minutes of hooey and horse hockey about corrupt politicians betraying the people, and American carnage, and patriotism healing our...
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Global engineering firm WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff has appointed Andres Ruiz as chief financial officer of its Latin America region.  Based in Bogota, Colombia, Ruiz will be responsible for consolidating the financial teams in the region, implementing financial best practices, and...
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Wabtec Corp. on Feb. 21 reported results for 2016’s fourth quarter and full year, and issued financial guidance for 2017, that reflects “significant headwinds” in the freight and industrial markets, as well as ongoing effects from its acquisition of Faiveley...
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Caltrain has warned that the viability of its project to electrify the 52-mile San Jose-San Francisco corridor may be in jeopardy after newly appointed United States Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao ordered the Federal Transit Administration to defer federal funding. The FTA...

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The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has launched a search for a permanent CEO and General Manager for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA). Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker made the announcement during an address before the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce....
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Peter Gertler, AICP, has rejoined HNTB Corp. as a Senior Vice President in a corporate and national strategic business development role. He is based in Oakland, Calif. Gertler previously worked at HNTB from 2004 to 2014 as rail and transit market...
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Network Rail Consulting, a wholly owned subsidiary of Britain’s Network Rail, has opened a Canadian office and appointed Susanne Manaigre as Vice President in charge. Manaigre, who will be based in Toronto and report to President-North America Ron Hartman, is a...
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PTSI Transportation General Counsel Robert L. Bartholic Esq. has died, the Rutherford, N.J-based consulting firm announced on Feb. 7. Bartholic was a long time railroader, having started with Great Northern (GN) in 1962 after graduation from the University of Denver School...
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Soon, fans of Chicago basketball and hockey will be able to take the train to the game. The Chicago Transit Authority announced plans to construct a new station on the Green Line at Damen Avenue, near the United Center sports arena. The...

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