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NEC Commission identifies needs of $38 billion The Northeast Corridor Commission on May 3 submitted to Congress two reports detailing short-and-long-term capital investment needs totaling some $38 billion for the 457-mile electrified rail line linking Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Washington D.C.

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Brightline, Florida’s soon-to-open higher-speed passenger rail service, conducted a training seminar for first responders from Broward and Palm Beach counties at Workshop b, the rail operator’s maintenance facility, in West Palm Beach on June 24. Firefighters, police and other safety officials...
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Amtrak has named longtime aviation executive Richard Anderson as its president and chief executive officer, effective July 12. Anderson, 62, former chief executive officer of both Delta and Northwest Airlines, will serve in a co-CEO capacity with current CEO Wick Moorman...
The news coming out of New York City hasn’t been very good lately: Daily, almost, service disruptions on the subway system. “Minor” derailments that injure passengers. A fatal injury to an LIRR maintenance-of-way employee. Forced service reductions at Pennsylvania Station...
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Dr. Axel Nitschke has been named a tunnel practice leader in the Washington, D.C. office of WSP USA (formerly WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff). Nitschke will be a member of the firm’s geotechnical and tunnel technical excellence center and will work...
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A state senator from Massachusetts is tapping into a mode of public communication not seen since last century: The whistle-stop tour (but by car). Sen. Eric Lesser (D-1-Hampden & Hampshire) went on the tour to rally support for his proposal to...

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A state senator from Massachusetts is tapping into a mode of public communication not seen since last century: The whistle-stop tour (but by car). Sen. Eric Lesser (D-1-Hampden & Hampshire) went on the tour to rally support for his proposal to...
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In April, California Governor Jerry Brown declared that his state’s severe draught ended, but asked citizens to make water conservation a way of life. Caltrain is playing its part by adding a Storm Water Management Program to its sustainability initiatives. “Storm...
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Amtrak will build a $28-million locomotive service facility in Seattle. The U.S. passenger rail corporation said the project is its third major investment in the Seattle facility that provides services for the long-distance Empire Builder and Coast Starlight; Amtrak Cascades state-supported...
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Metrolinx, the provincial agency in Ontario, Canada, that manages most of the region’s public transportation, expects to conduct a C$5 million feasibility study on hydrogen-fuel-cell-powered GO Transit regional/commuter trains, the Toronto Star reported on June 15. Metrolinx is close to launching...
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WSP USA, formerly WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, has promoted Barbara Arens to Central Region Business Manager, Transportation and Infrastructure Sector. In her new position, Arens is responsible for managing the firm’s transportation operations in 16 states in the Central region...

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