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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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Peter Gertler, AICP, has rejoined HNTB Corp. as a Senior Vice President in a corporate and national strategic business development role. He is based in Oakland, Calif. Gertler previously worked at HNTB from 2004 to 2014 as rail and transit market...
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The head of Amtrak told lawmakers a new era of infrastructure investment is needed to ensure a healthy future for long-distance passenger rail travel in the U.S. Amtrak President and CEO Wick Moorman urged a hearing of the Senate Subcommittee on...
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Network Rail Consulting, a wholly owned subsidiary of Britain’s Network Rail, has opened a Canadian office and appointed Susanne Manaigre as Vice President in charge. Manaigre, who will be based in Toronto and report to President-North America Ron Hartman, is a...
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WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff has appointed Scott E. Trommer a principal in its U.S. Advisory Services division. Trommer will manage transit and rail project development and finance activities, with responsibility for developing and executing financing strategies for major transportation capital...
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A study on commuter train diesel exhaust and its potential effects on passengers conducted by two chemical engineering professors at the University of Toronto with support from Metrolinx indirectly makes a strong public-health-related case for the latter’s planned electrification of...

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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. “With the launch of ConnectHSR, the High-Speed Rail Authority is making it easier for California’s...
You want to kill yet another chance to bring U.S. passenger rail into the 21st Century? Play a disingenuous game of smoke and mirrors by attempting to associate the object of your loathing to something else that has only little...
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California’s Congressional Republicans are calling on the Trump Administration to block $647 million in new grants for electrification on the Caltrain rail line between San Francisco and San Jose. This project, part of the Caltrain Modernization Program, is only loosely...
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Elaine Chao has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate and sworn in to serve as the 18th Secretary of Transportation. Chao is one of the least controversial cabinet appointments by President Trump, receiving 93 Senate votes for confirmation. Her role at...
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Stuart Chirls has joined the staff of Railway Age as Senior Editor, based at Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corp. headquarters in New York City. Chirls previously worked as digital editor for the Journal of Commerce covering container shipping, railroads, logistics, policy and global...

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