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O-Train Confederation Line testing under way Ottawa’s O-Train Confederation Line LRT project attained a major milestone on Dec. 2 as the first of 34 Alstom Citadis Spirit LRVs began testing on the line segment between Blair and Cyrville stations, during a ceremonial launch.

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Brookville Equipment Corporation’s Rick Graham was recently promoted to President after serving for 14 months as Chief Financial Officer.  As President, Graham will oversee all strategic and daily operations at Brookville, including business development, engineering and design, operations, project management,...
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On Jan. 16, Siemens delivered its first new S200 light rail vehicle to the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA). This is the first of the 215 LRV to arrive from Siemens' manufacturing plant in Sacramento, Calif., en route to...
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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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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, Krauss leads infrastructure and transportation projects for the firm’s U.S. Advisory Services practice, which provides strategic consulting...

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The Secretariat for Urban Development in the Brazilian state of Bahia has launched a public consultation on a PPP project to build, operate and maintain an 18.5km (11.5-mile) light rail line in the state capital of Salvador. The state government has...
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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...
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The Kansas City Streetcar Authority (KCSA), in coordination with Port KC and the KCATA, selected the team led by Burns and McDonnell to conduct a Streetcar Riverfront Extension and Multi-Modal Feasibility Study to assess multi- modal transportation needs and a...