Engineering / Maintenance-of-Way

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Embedded challenges It was once a common practice for freight or passenger rail service to traverse paved or cobblestone streets. Yet today, there are still many places in North America that retain such type of infrastructure for regular railroad or light rail service.

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The Association of American Railroads issued this statement on Donald Trump's inauguration day: "We are ready to work with the President in helping achieve some of his most ambitious goals, including an overhaul of our tax code, improving a sprawling and...
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R. J. Corman Railroad Group, LLC, named Nathan Henderson as president of R. J. Corman Railroad Services, LLC, and of Noel Rush to serve as senior vice president Commercial Development, R.J. Corman Railroad Group effective immediately. Both will continue to...
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Edwin E. Tatem has been named construction services manager, transportation & infrastructure, for the central region at WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff. In his new position, Mr. Tatem is responsible for the service and delivery of construction inspection and resident engineering services...
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BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) on Jan. 19 announced its 2017 capital expenditure plan will be approximately $3.4 billion.   Similar to last year’s $3.9 billion plan, the largest component of the plan will be to replace and maintain BNSF’s core network and...
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WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff announced Jan. 12 that it will assume the WSP name effective May 2017. The firm has operated as WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff since the acquisition of Parsons Brinckerhoff by WSP in October 2014. “We are adopting a single...

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Chicago announced Jan. 12 that the city, along with Amtrak, Metra, the RTA and the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Build America Bureau are entering into an Emerging Projects Agreement (EmPA), towards the ultimate goal of seeking up to $1...
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WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff announced Jan. 12 that it will assume the WSP name effective May 2017. The firm has operated as WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff since the acquisition of Parsons Brinckerhoff by WSP in October 2014. “We are adopting a single...
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Sheffield Crossing 1, LLC, a managed affiliate of OmniTRAX, Inc., is selling a 10-acre lot in its recently acquired site to the City of Sand Springs, Okla. Located southwest of downtown Sand Springs, the site will be used for municipal...
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Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced Jan. 9 a $1 billion funding agreement for the first phase of the Red and Purple Modernization Program (RPM). The Full-Funding Grant Agreement with the FTA is the final step...
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Kurt W. Krauss has been named chief projects officer for the U.S. Advisory Services group at WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff. In his new position, Krauss leads infrastructure and transportation projects for the firm’s U.S. Advisory Services practice, which provides strategic consulting...