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Sound Transit: Trump budget a “body blow” The Trump Administration’s proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2018, which would eliminate the Federal Transit Administration New Starts grant program that supports building new mass transit projects around the country, “would cause far-reaching impacts on the construction of voter-approved projects in the Puget Sound region,” Sound Transit said on March 21.

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David Strong has joined Parsons as vice president and Rail Systems Lead for the New York and New Jersey region. Strong focuses on the current and future needs and challenges of the NY/NJ Metro Area, policy and procedure development, and project...
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The Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) has presented Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) Deputy General Manager-Finance and Administration Loretta Kirk with its 2017 Women Who Move the Nation Award. Kirk, a 37-year COMTO member, served on the organization’s National...
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Transportation industry veteran Ralph Ehlers has joined Parsons Corp. as Vice President of Rail and Transit, Canada, based in Markham, Ontario. Ehlers will focus on implementing new rail lines, expanding existing systems, and providing project management services for all elements of...
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Eliminating Amtrak’s long-distance trains, curtailing the FTA’s New-Starts program, eliminating the TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) discretionary grant program, and privatizing the FAA air traffic control system are among the elements of President Donald J. Trump’s Fiscal Year 2018...
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American railroads earned a grade of B for infrastructure while the rest of the U.S. sectors got a barely-passing D+ in the latest report card from the American Society of Civil Engineers. The quadrennial report depicts the condition and performance of...

trump-budget-reduce-amtrak-fta-new-starts-kill-tiger-grants-privatize-air-traffic-control
Eliminating Amtrak’s long-distance trains, curtailing the FTA’s New-Starts program, eliminating the TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) discretionary grant program, and privatizing the FAA air traffic control system are among the elements of President Donald J. Trump’s Fiscal Year 2018...
railroads-outpace-all-us-infrastructure-in-new-report-card
American railroads earned a grade of B for infrastructure while the rest of the U.S. sectors got a barely-passing D+ in the latest report card from the American Society of Civil Engineers. The quadrennial report depicts the condition and performance of...
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RailWorks Corp. has appointed John Brohm, a 30-year veteran of the transit and rail supply industry, as Executive Vice president with responsibility for the Ontario operations of PNR RailWorks Inc., its Canadian subsidiary. Brohm, who previously served as President and CEO...
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Thomas F. Prendergast, recently retired Chairman and CEO of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and Railway Age’s 2017 Railroader of the Year, has joined STV Inc. as Executive Vice President and Chief Strategic Officer. Prendergast, who will report directly to STV President...
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Global engineering firm WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff has appointed Andres Ruiz as chief financial officer of its Latin America region.  Based in Bogota, Colombia, Ruiz will be responsible for consolidating the financial teams in the region, implementing financial best practices, and...

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