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Orseno set to retire at year-end Don Orseno, who began his career in 1974 as a ticket collector on the Chicago Rock Island & Pacific, will retire as Metra Executive Director and CEO in December.

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David Strong has joined Parsons as vice president and Rail Systems Lead for the New York and New Jersey region. Strong focuses on the current and future needs and challenges of the NY/NJ Metro Area, policy and procedure development, and project...
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Pressed to accommodate surging ridership, the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority is buying 45 bi-level coaches from China Railway Rolling Stock Corp. (CRRC) valued at $137.5 million. The plan was expected to be approved by the SEPTA Board meeting Thursday, March 23. The...
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The city of Austin, Tex., is counting on a bigger fleet to  translate into bigger ridership for its MetroRail commuter system. Operator Capitol Metropolitan Transit Authority recently took delivery of four new Swiss-made Stadler GTW diesel-powered articulated railcars to augment its...
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The California High-Speed Rail Authority added Ernest M. Camacho to its board of directors and State Sen. Jim Beall to an ex officio board position. Camacho is the founder, president and chief executive of Pacifica Services, Inc., a Pasadena-based engineering and...
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Transportation industry veteran Ralph Ehlers has joined Parsons Corp. as Vice President of Rail and Transit, Canada, based in Markham, Ontario. Ehlers will focus on implementing new rail lines, expanding existing systems, and providing project management services for all elements of...

calif-hsr-adds-two-to-board
The California High-Speed Rail Authority added Ernest M. Camacho to its board of directors and State Sen. Jim Beall to an ex officio board position. Camacho is the founder, president and chief executive of Pacifica Services, Inc., a Pasadena-based engineering and...
ehlers-joins-parsons-canada
Transportation industry veteran Ralph Ehlers has joined Parsons Corp. as Vice President of Rail and Transit, Canada, based in Markham, Ontario. Ehlers will focus on implementing new rail lines, expanding existing systems, and providing project management services for all elements of...
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Trimble announced that it is partnering with Alsip, Ill.-based Railhead Corp. to integrate real-time remote monitoring, diagnostics and on-board video to enhance locomotive asset utilization and productivity. As part of the collaboration, Railhead will also offer the Trimble R2M remote diagnostic...
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Eliminating Amtrak’s long-distance trains, curtailing the FTA’s New-Starts program, eliminating the TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) discretionary grant program, and privatizing the FAA air traffic control system are among the elements of President Donald J. Trump’s Fiscal Year 2018...
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Florida commuter operator SunRail has transformed one of its coaches into a rolling art gallery. The "Art Is Moving" project is a privately-funded initiative conducted through a partnership of leading arts groups. It features the work of artists across Central Florida...

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