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Amtrak's Oregon service under threat Amtrak's Cascades service between Portland and Eugene will end if Oregon's state legislature enacts the budget adopted by its Joint Ways and Means Committee the week of March 30, 2015 that proposes slashing funding for the daily state-backed service on the corridor.

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Following the derailment of Amtrak Northeast Regional Train 188 on May 12, 2015, which killed eight and injured more than 200 others, the Federal Railroad Administration has instructed Amtrak to immediately take several actions, which are expected to be formalized...
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The Surface Transportation Board announced on May 15, 2015 that it will begin a proceeding to define intercity passenger railroad on-time performance for purposes of Section 213 of the Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act of 2008 (PRIIA), 49 U.S.C....
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Amtrak Northeast Regional Train 188, with 238 passengers and five crew members on board, derailed at Frankford Junction in Philadelphia on the Northeast Corridor, shortly after 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 12, 2015. Eight people are confirmed dead. More than...
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Parsons Brinckerhoff has named Christopher Papazoglou a senior supervising engineer in its New York City office, with technical and managerial responsibilities on rail design projects in the New York region. He is currently working in support of the East Side...
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Carolina Worrell has joined Railway Age as Managing Editor, based at Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corp.’s headquarters in New York City. A graduate of City University of New York-Hunter College, Worrell honed her skills at Dodge Data & Analytics (formerly McGraw Hill Construction),...

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The San Diego Association of Governments’ (SANDAG) Board of Directors released the draft version of San Diego Forward: The Regional Plan, which provides the big-picture vision of how the region will grow over the next 35 years and an implementation...
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An 18% increase in sales combined with a 19% increase in earnings per diluted share compared to a year ago produced a record first-quarter 2015 for Wilmerding, Pa.-based Wabtec Corp. First-quarter 2015 sales were $819 million, compared to first-quarter 2014’s $695...
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The Federal Railroad Administration has awarded eight grants totaling more than $21.2 million for projects involving grade crossing safety, Positive Train Control implementation and passenger rail. FRA awarded the grants as part of a Notice of Funding Availability it issued in...
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U.K.-based Atkins, a global design, engineering and project management firm, is expanding its rail transportation presence in North America with new executive hires and a new design center in Pittsburgh, Pa. David Thurston, Ph.D., PE, a senior technical director, will lead...
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All Aboard Florida (AAF) has selected GE Transportation Gobal Signaling Solutions to design and manufacture signaling, grade crossing and related Positive Train Control (PTC) equipment for its 235-mile higher-speed passenger rail corridor, which will connect Miami with Orlando International Airport. AAF,...