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California registry seeks HSR vendors The California High-Speed Rail Authority has launched ConnectHSR, a free online vendor registry to help connect businesses with opportunities in the state’s high-speed passenger rail project.

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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...
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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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American railroads earned a grade of B for infrastructure while the rest of the U.S. sectors got a barely-passing D+ in the latest report card from the American Society of Civil Engineers. The quadrennial report depicts the condition and performance of...
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During late 2015, Amtrak conducted Vehicle Track Interaction (VTI) testing over a number of selected test sites in New England and New Jersey. This testing constituted a portion of the “safety case” required of Amtrak by the Federal Railroad Administration...

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I travel between the New York metro area and Washington D.C. several times a year on Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor trains, and I always treat myself to one of those tasty Angus cheeseburgers from the Café Car. Over the years, Amtrak...
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RailWorks Corp. has appointed John Brohm, a 30-year veteran of the transit and rail supply industry, as Executive Vice president with responsibility for the Ontario operations of PNR RailWorks Inc., its Canadian subsidiary. Brohm, who previously served as President and CEO...
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Thomas F. Prendergast, recently retired Chairman and CEO of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and Railway Age’s 2017 Railroader of the Year, has joined STV Inc. as Executive Vice President and Chief Strategic Officer. Prendergast, who will report directly to STV President...
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Balfour Beatty and Stadler U.S. Inc., the Peninsula Corridor Electrification Project’s principal contractors, have provided Caltrain with the flexibility needed to survive a deferred decision on a crucial federal grant imposed by the USDOT under pressure from California’s Republican delegation. Caltrain...
As we’ve been reporting and editorializing on for the past couple of weeks, Caltrain’s electrification project has been jeopardized by a delay of federal funding that is based on the state’s Republican delegation’s efforts to shut down the only-loosely connected...

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