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BNA: Regulators ponder HSR rules, two-for-one swap Federal safety standards for high-speed rail have been delayed as the Federal Railroad Administration determines how to release new rules while adhering to President Donald Trump’s order that agencies eliminate two regulations for every one they issue, according to reporter Shaun Courtney of The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. in Washington, D.C., a division of Bloomberg.

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A state senator from Massachusetts is tapping into a mode of public communication not seen since last century: The whistle-stop tour (but by car). Sen. Eric Lesser (D-1-Hampden & Hampshire) went on the tour to rally support for his proposal to...
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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...
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The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) on June 12 hosted a briefing featuring U.S. public transit executives who expressed their deep concerns regarding the Trump Administration’s FY18 budget proposal to phase out the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Capital Improvement Grant...
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RATP Dev North America, the North American subsidiary of global transportation provider RATP Dev, has appointment Josée Danis as Vice President of Business Development in Canada. She will be leading the firm’s Canadian offices, based in Montreal, Quebec. Danis will be...
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For individuals planning a career change to join the rail industry, just starting at a railway-related organization, or have been in the industry for a while, Michigan State University is offering its Railway Management Certificate Program in a new longer,...

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Global engineering firm Michael Baker International announced that Don Sepulveda has been promoted to Vice President and Deputy National Market Lead in the Railroad and Transit Practice for the firm’s West region. Sepulveda will oversee Michael Baker’s railroad and transit...
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In a recent survey, Caltrain asked customers to select the livery of new high-performance electrified trainsets to be built by Stadler Rail for the Peninsula Corridor Electrification Project. Approximately 6,331 total votes were cast during an exterior design poll; 42.1 percent...
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Federal safety standards for high-speed rail have been delayed as the Federal Railroad Administration determines how to release new rules while adhering to President Donald Trump’s order that agencies eliminate two regulations for every one they issue, according to reporter...
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Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne announced on May 19 that the province will move forward with plans to build Canada’s first high-speed line after a report by David Collenette, Ontario’s special advisor on high-speed rail, concluded the project has a positive...
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Brightline, Florida’s privately-funded passenger rail operator, planned to take delivery today of two new trainsets. The third and fourth trainsets to join the roster – BrightGreen and BrightOrange, in company parlance – departed the Siemens manufacturing facility in Sacramento May 5...

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