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CHSRA issues RFQ for early train operator On Dec. 16, the California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) released a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for early train operator services to assist with the development and management of the initial operations of the high-speed rail system.

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Babu Veeregowda, P.E., P.T.O.E., A.V.S., has joined HNTB Corp.’s Northeast Division as chief transportation/traffic engineer and vice president. He is based in the firm’s New York City office. With more than 28 years of experience, Veeregowda “has significant expertise providing traffic...
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Amtrak announced Jan. 4 several significant management and organizational changes instituted by President and CEO Wick Moorman. Effective immediately, Moorman reduced by half the senior management team into six direct reports: Operations - Scot Naparstek, Chief Operating Officer; Marketing and Business...
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U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced Dec. 30, 2016 that Martin Klepper will join the USDOT Build America Bureau (Bureau) as the initial executive director. The Build America Bureau combines the following DOT programs: the Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act...
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On Dec. 16, the California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) released a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for early train operator services to assist with the development and management of the initial operations of the high-speed rail system. CAHSRA says "early engagement of...
Notwithstanding this era of fake news, there remain stories you just cannot make up—instances where truth is, indeed, stranger than fiction. For railroaders, the better examples most always involve federally owned Amtrak, perennially counted upon to perform a seamless theater of...

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Legislators and transportation officials from New Jersey and New York and Amtrak say the Gateway Program to rebuild aging infrastructure and expand capacity on the Northeast Corridor in the New York Metropolitan Area “is on track and all the major...
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WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff has appointed Michael S. Venter an Assistant Vice President and Senior Engineering Manager in its New York City office. In his new position, Venter will be responsible for providing project management and technical expertise related to rail...
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Siemens announced Dec. 14 that its first Brightline trainset, comprised of two locomotives and four coaches adorned in Brightline Blue, is complete and has left the company’s manufacturing hub in Sacramento, Calif. The first trainset is approximately 489 feet long and...
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Railway Age presents its second annual Fast Trackers contest, in which we will profile ten individuals under the age of 40 who have made an impact in their respective fields or within their company. Entries will be judged by experienced industry...
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Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016 is the opening of one of the world’s engineering marvels: the Gotthard Base Tunnel under the Swiss Alps, the world’s longest and deepest railway tunnel. The 35.3-mile-long (57 km) double-track tunnel will enable passengers to speed under...