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Booker/Wicker bill advances in Senate U.S. Senators Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Roger Wicker’s (R-Miss.) “Railroad Reform, Enhancement, and Efficiency Act,” S.1626, has been approved by the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, the senators announced on June 25, 2015. The committee unanimously passed the proposal.

guest-blog-build-the-new-tunnels-already
National Association of Railroad Passengers (NARP) President and CEO Jim Mathews issued a statement responding to the recent incidents that have affected intercity and commuter rail operations in the New York/New Jersey region of the Northeast Corridor. We reprint it...
a-siemens-bombardier-merger-in-play?
Munich, Germany-based Siemens and Montreal, Canada-based Bombardier are engaging in preliminary talks to merge their rail businesses, according to a report in the July 29, 2015 edition of The Wall Street Journal. The WSJ cited people “familiar with the matter,” and...
wabtec-posts-record-second-quarter
Wabtec Corp. on June 23, 2015 reported record results for second-quarter 2015. Second-quarter sales were a record $847 million, 16% higher than the year-ago quarter, due to strong growth in the company’s Freight Group. Operating income was a record $156 million,...
vhb-adds-four-to-its-transit--rail-team
VHB has added four new employees to its Transit & Rail practice in order to better serve clients in metropolitan areas along the East Coast, including Boston, New York City, Washington, D.C., and Atlanta, the firm announced on July 23,...
sener-wins-environmental-and-engineering-contract-for-california-hsr
The California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) has awarded the Spanish company SENER a $56 million contract to develop the engineering and environmental services for the Palmdale to Burbank section of the California High-Speed Line. The environmental documentation for this section...

aecom-appoints-mendes-to-top-design-post
AECOM has appointed Diana C. Mendes, AICP, as director of transit/rail, Design and Consulting Services, Americas. Described as “a nationally recognized industry expert with more than 25 years of management experience specializing in the delivery of transit solutions to promote vibrant,...
gensler-hires-two-to-grow-transport-and-infrastructure-team
Gensler has named Hiro Aso as its regional Head of Transport and Infrastructure, a newly created role in which Aso will spearhead the firm’s railway and infrastructure projects, Gensler announced on July 20, 2015. He will be based out of...
go-transit’s-new-hamilton-station-opens
Hamilton, Ont., located at the western end of Lake Ontario some 40 miles beyond Toronto, has received its second GO Transit station, named West Harbour. The facility, costing an estimated C$50 million, received its first revenue train on July 9, following...
guest-blog-michael-r-weinman-commentary-on-airnet21-proposal
The following are comments by Michael R. Weinman, Managing Director, PTSI Transportation, in response to the “reasoned and considered thoughts” expressed by Dr. Francis P. Mulvey in the Guest Blog published by Railway Age on June 30, 2015, “We...
amtrak-we-must-do-something-transformational-now
Amtrak’s May 12th Philadelphia train derailment has renewed focus on funding Amtrak. With more than 200 people injured and eight fatalities, the debate has shifted from “Can we agree to do anything for Amtrak?” to “How much can we agree...