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Metrolink crash injures dozens, five critically A Metrolink train on the system's Ventura County Line hit a truck abandoned at a road-rail grade crossing near Oxnard, Calif., Tuesday morning, Feb. 24, 2015, resulting in numerous injuries, among them four passengers and the train's engineer in critical condition.

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Siemens has officially been awarded a €1.7 billion (US$1.86 billion) contract by Germany’s Rhine-Ruhr Transport Authority (VRR) to supply 82 Desiro High Capacity (HC) EMUs for the Rhine-Ruhr Express (RRX) network and maintain the fleet for 32 years. VRR announced the...
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Gannett Fleming has promoted two key executives to senior level positions. Bryan P. Mulqueen, PE (pictured) has been named director of Transit & Rail. Based in the Raleigh, North Carolina, office, Mulqueen serves as a vice president in the company and...
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Jim Hartnett has been appointed General Manager and CEO of California’s San Mateo County Transit District, an independent, consolidated public agency that includes the SamTrans bus and paratransit system, the Caltrain Peninsula commuter rail service, and the San Mateo County...
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WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff named Jayanti Menches Director of Communications for the combined company’s U.S./Central and South America region. In her new position, Menches will oversee all internal and external communications activities for the region, including media relations, advertising, social...
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Metrolink announced Friday, March 13, 2015, that Art Leahy will be the agency's next CEO, effective April 20. The 11 member-board of the Southern California Regional Rail Authority (SCRRA), the agency that governs Metrolink, unanimously approved the motion and the contract, the...

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Metrolink announced Friday, March 13, 2015, that Art Leahy will be the agency's next CEO, effective April 20. The 11 member-board of the Southern California Regional Rail Authority (SCRRA), the agency that governs Metrolink, unanimously approved the motion and the contract, the...
Warwick, N.Y.-based Mechanical Rubber Products Co. announced Monday, March 9, 2015 it has acquired Prestige Rubber Manufacturing Co., based in Fairfield, N.J. Mechanical's asset purchase "included extrusion dies, mandrels, compounds, expansion joint forms and customer order records," the company said. Mechanical...
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U.S. use of public transit, including bus and various rail modes, in 2014 attained the highest level in 58 years, the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) said Monday, March 9, 2015. APTA said 10.8 billion trips were recorded on public transport...
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Want proof that American cities away from the coastlines can commit to passenger rail and an auto-alternatives future? Look to Denver. Denver's Regional Transportation District (RTD) may be guilty of modesty. RTD may claim, justifiably, that its FasTracks program has moved with namesake alacrity...
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The U.S. House of Representatives on March 4, 2015 passed the Passenger Rail Reform and Investment Act of 2015 (PRRIA, H.R.749) “with widespread bipartisan support,” according to Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials Subcommittee Chairman Jeff Denham (R-Calif.). Denham joined Transportation and...