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USDOT and Chicago Union Station move towards $1B redevelopment plan Chicago announced Jan. 12 that the city, along with Amtrak, Metra, the RTA and the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Build America Bureau are entering into an Emerging Projects Agreement (EmPA), towards the ultimate goal of seeking up to $1 billion in federal funding for the Union Station modernization project.

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WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff announced Jan. 12 that it will assume the WSP name effective May 2017. The firm has operated as WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff since the acquisition of Parsons Brinckerhoff by WSP in October 2014. “We are adopting a single...
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Brightline unveiled its first trainset in Florida on Jan. 11.  Comprised of two locomotives and four coaches, the trainset is housed at its new railroad operations facility, Workshop b, in West Palm Beach, Florida. This first trainset was manufactured by Siemens...
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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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Kurt W. Krauss has been named chief projects officer for the U.S. Advisory Services group at WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff. In his new position, Mr. Krauss leads infrastructure and transportation projects for the firm’s U.S. Advisory Services practice, which provides strategic...
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Bolivia’s Ministry of Public Works, Services and Housing and the Paraguayan Ministry of Public Works and Communications signed a bilateral memorandum of understanding on Jan. 2 pledging to carry out preliminary studies into a rail link between the two countries. Under...

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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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Bolivia’s Ministry of Public Works, Services and Housing and the Paraguayan Ministry of Public Works and Communications signed a bilateral memorandum of understanding on Jan. 2 pledging to carry out preliminary studies into a rail link between the two countries. Under...
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SYSTRA announced Jan. 4 the appointment of Stanley Rosenblum as Chief Operating Officer. Rosenblum will lead SYSTRA’s long-term strategy development and initiatives and help direct the company’s operations. “SYSTRA is a good firm, with talented professionals and a huge growth potential,” said...
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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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The League of Railway Industry Women (LRIW) announce a networking event and nature tour during the 2017 NRC Conference. LRIW says the event begins after the exhibits close and provides these details: Date: Tuesday, January 10 Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm Location: Gumbo Limbo Nature...