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Pittsburghers, Amtrak, NS and PennDOT "I think it’s one of the first times that Amtrak, PennDOT and Norfolk Southern were all at the same table answering questions from legislators on this issue,” says Lucinda Beattie, Vice President of Transportation for the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership, a business advocacy group focused on the revitalization of Pittsburgh, Pa.

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The board of directors of Texas Central Partners, LLC (Texas Central), the private firm attempting to build a high-speed train connecting North Texas, the Brazos Valley and Houston, has named Carlos F. Aguilar as CEO. Former CEO Tim Keith becomes...
When Herbert Hoover was President and Republicans controlled the White House and both congressional chambers, there was produced the 1930 Smoot-Hawley tariff boosting import duties to record levels, sparking a global trade war and contributing to the depth and length...
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WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff has named Michael Harris-Gifford a senior principal technical specialist with responsibility for managing and developing systems design for rail and transit projects. Harris-Gifford, who will be based in WSP | PB’s Orange, Calif. Office, has more than...
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Three former transportation industry officials and government affairs professionals have joined forces to form Cardinal Infrastructure. The Washington, D.C.-based firm will “provide comprehensive strategic advisory services to private and public sector clients seeking to navigate the highly challenging and rapidly...
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The Federal Railroad Administration on Dec. 3 issued Safety Advisory 2016-03 “to stress to passenger and commuter railroads the importance of taking action to help mitigate human factor accidents, assist in the investigation of such accidents, and enhance the safety...

cardinal-infrastructure-open-for-business
Three former transportation industry officials and government affairs professionals have joined forces to form Cardinal Infrastructure. The Washington, D.C.-based firm will “provide comprehensive strategic advisory services to private and public sector clients seeking to navigate the highly challenging and rapidly...
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The Federal Railroad Administration on Dec. 3 issued Safety Advisory 2016-03 “to stress to passenger and commuter railroads the importance of taking action to help mitigate human factor accidents, assist in the investigation of such accidents, and enhance the safety...
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VIA Rail Canada (VIA Rail) announced 3Q ridership increases: VIA Rail says from July to September 2016, ridership was up 5.5% vs. the same period last year. It also says it grew its revenues for a 10th consecutive quarter. Passenger revenues...
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U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster (R-PA) statement on Dec. 2 on his selection by the House Republican Conference to continue serving as Chairman of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: “It is an honor to be selected again by my colleagues to...
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Wabtec on Dec. 1 released 4Q 2016 guidance and preliminary guidance for 2017: For 2016: • Revenues are expected to be about $2.95 billion, down about 10% from 2015, and including about $100 million of revenue from its just-concluded Faiveley Transport acquisition. •...