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Toronto’s transit travails take a tepid turn In the wake of Bombardier Transportation’s ongoing problems with light rail vehicles it’s building for various Ontario LRT projects, the purported combination of the railway businesses of Siemens and Bombardier appears to have taken on an interesting twist. This folllows the filing of an official protest letter by Siemens Canada with Ontario’s Transportation Minister over Metrolinx’s awarding of a single-source LRV contract to Alstom.

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Oliver Ernhofer has been named New York Transportation Planning Manager and Senior Supervising Planner for WSP USA, formerly WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff. In his new position, Ernhofer will manage and lead transportation and transit planning projects in the New York metropolitan...
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The Association of American Railroads and advocacy organization GoRail have honored Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) with the Railroad Achievement Award. Recognized for his longstanding, bipartisan leadership on issues affecting both freight and passenger railroads, DeFazio accepted the award at the manufacturing...
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Charlie Guess has been named construction services manager for the West region of engineering and professional services organization WSP USA, formerly WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff. In his new position, Guess, who will be based in the firm’s Orange, Calif. office, and...
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Michael Barbour, PE, has joined HNTB Corp.’s Southern California team as Senior Project Director and Associate Vice President, with responsibility for the California High-Speed Rail Construction Package 4 project, where he oversees project and construction management of technical and management...
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The Federal Railroad Administration and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration have withdrawn a proposed rule that would have regulated actions addressing sleep apnea for workers in safety-sensitive positions. The FMCSA posted a notice on its website Aug. 4 and the official...

barbour-joins-hntb
Michael Barbour, PE, has joined HNTB Corp.’s Southern California team as Senior Project Director and Associate Vice President, with responsibility for the California High-Speed Rail Construction Package 4 project, where he oversees project and construction management of technical and management...
fra-fmcsa-withdraw-proposed-sleep-apnea-rule
The Federal Railroad Administration and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration have withdrawn a proposed rule that would have regulated actions addressing sleep apnea for workers in safety-sensitive positions. The FMCSA posted a notice on its website Aug. 4 and the official...
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The quest to concoct a workable rubber-tired replacement for steel-wheel light rail transit (LRT)—on standard steel rails—seems eternal. Several variants of running a “tram on tires,” typically with some configuration of a center guiderail, have been developed. Such systems have been...
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Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. announced it would buy rival CH2M Hill Cos. Ltd. for $3.27 billion in cash and stock. The deal would give Jacobs, based in Dallas, a greater presence in the government services and infrastructure sector. It is a...
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The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Private Investment Project Procedures (PIPP), “to facilitate public-private partnerships for public transportation capital projects that will help the federal government develop more-effective approaches to spurring private participation and...

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