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Retractable bridge plates a first for Brightline Brightline, the higher-speed intercity passenger rail service to be offered by Florida East Coast subsidiary All Aboard Florida, will be the first North American passenger trains equipped with retractable bridge plates for high-level boarding platforms.

retractable-bridge-plates-a-first-for-brightline
Brightline, the higher-speed intercity passenger rail service to be offered by Florida East Coast subsidiary All Aboard Florida, will be the first North American passenger trains equipped with retractable bridge plates for high-level boarding platforms. Brightline and carbuilder Siemens collaborated with...
the-year-ahead-in-washington
Washington is a rat hole worth watching because, as the politically savvy know, lawmakers and regulators can inflict unexpected, unprovoked and unjustified wounds. Typically, in a Presidential election year, legislative output by Congress is a slow order. This Presidential election year...
fast-trackers
Railway Age’s inaugural Fast Trackers—10 Rising Stars Under 40, are ten individuals under the age of 40 who have made an impact in their respective fields or within their company. After nearly three months and 57 entries later, Railway Age editors,...
rtr-technologies-names-new-vp-of-sales
As RTR Technologies’ new Vice President of Sales, Kevin Clyne is the go-to expert for mass transit and freight rail industries, as they get more aggressive in seeking technology to prevent cold-weather train service shutdowns. In fact, there’s hardly a...
gil-carmichael-1927-–-2016
Gilbert Ellzey “Gil” Carmichael, former Federal Railroad Administrator, and founder of the Intermodal Transportation Institute at the University of Denver, died Jan. 31, 2016 at Anderson Regional Medical Center in Meridian, Miss. He was 88. Carmichael, a successful automobile dealer and...

for-mbta-and-amtrak-fast-act-a-fast-track-to-federal-court
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority is suing Amtrak in U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts after the two companies failed to reach agreement on new, vastly increased access fees for MBTA commuter trains operating between Attleboro, Mass., at...
siemens-completes-first-brightline-coach-carshell
Brightline, the higher-speed passenger rail service being developed by Florida East Coast Industries subsidiary All Aboard Florida, and Siemens Rolling Stock announced on January 26, 2016 that the first stainless steel carshell for the new service has been completed. Described as...
changes-at-the-top-for-wsp-|-parsons-brinckerhoff
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff on Jan. 21, 2016 announced four senior management appointments in its U.S. Transportation and Infrastructure sector. Bernie McNeilly has been named Chief Operating Officer; Jerry Jannetti assumes McNeilly’s previous position as Northeast Regional Business Manager. David Earley...
will-fast-act-bring-fast-results?
After years of delays and extensions, a multi-year surface transportation bill is finally in place. Will it deliver on the advertised? On Dec. 4, 2015, President Barack Obama signed the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, a five-year federal transportation bill,...
amtrak’s-cardinal-train-now-offers-business-class
The Amtrak Cardinal (Trains 50 & 51) now has an available upgrade to Business Class, making one of the most scenic routes on the railroad’s network an even more comfortable way to travel as it goes from New York to...