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Amtrak's Oregon service under threat
service between Portland and Eugene will end if Oregon's state legislature enacts the budget adopted by its Joint Ways and Means Committee the week of March 30, 2015 that proposes slashing funding for the daily state-backed service on the corridor.
PB names Papazoglou senior supervising engineer
Parsons Brinckerhoff has named Christopher Papazoglou a senior supervising engineer in its New York City office, with technical and managerial responsibilities on rail design projects in the New York region. He is currently working in support of the East Side...
Carolina Worrell joins Railway Age as Managing Editor
Carolina Worrell has joined Railway Age as Managing Editor, based at Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corp.’s headquarters in New York City. A graduate of City University of New York-Hunter College, Worrell honed her skills at Dodge Data & Analytics (formerly McGraw Hill Construction),...
SANDAG releases 35-year regional plan
The San Diego Association of Governments’ (SANDAG) Board of Directors released the draft version of San Diego Forward: The Regional Plan, which provides the big-picture vision of how the region will grow over the next 35 years and an implementation...
Wabtec reports record first-quarter earnings
An 18% increase in sales combined with a 19% increase in earnings per diluted share compared to a year ago produced a record first-quarter 2015 for Wilmerding, Pa.-based Wabtec Corp. First-quarter 2015 sales were $819 million, compared to first-quarter 2014’s $695...
FRA awards $21.2 million in grants
The Federal Railroad Administration has awarded eight grants totaling more than $21.2 million for projects involving grade crossing safety, Positive Train Control implementation and passenger rail. FRA awarded the grants as part of a Notice of Funding Availability it issued in...
Atkins expands in North America
U.K.-based Atkins, a global design, engineering and project management firm, is expanding its rail transportation presence in North America with new executive hires and a new design center in Pittsburgh, Pa. David Thurston, Ph.D., PE, a senior technical director, will lead...
All Aboard Florida selects GE for signaling, PTC
All Aboard Florida (AAF) has selected GE Transportation Gobal Signaling Solutions to design and manufacture signaling, grade crossing and related Positive Train Control (PTC) equipment for its 235-mile higher-speed passenger rail corridor, which will connect Miami with Orlando International Airport. AAF,...
Easy on, easy off
Flexible, cost-effective, and safe, Amtrak’s innovative Mobile Passenger Scaffolding benefits passengers and work crews alike. On many passenger rail systems, the Bridge and Building (B&B) Department is an important part of an effective track production program, keeping heavy track production units...
The Canadian resumes transcontinental schedule
Somewhere near the photo-worn steel trestle at Miniota, Manitoba, Via Rail’s eastbound and westbound Canadians will meet Sunday, April 12, 2015 for the first time since a pair of mid-winter oil train explosions closed CN’s transcontinental main line through northern...
Examining the DOT v. AAR Supreme Court decision regarding Amtrak
On March 9, 2015, the United States Supreme Court issued its decision in Department of Transportation v. Association of American Railroads, No. 13-1080, 575 U.S. ___ (2015) (DOT v. AAR), a case closely watched in the railroad industry and by...
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