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cowen-and-company-perspectives-from-mars
January 13, 2017
Optimism was the main thread that ran across the presentations we saw at the Midwest Association of Rail Shippers (MARS) meeting in Chicago Jan. 11-12. Most people felt better about the economy and, while many were positive about the new...
usdot-and-chicago-union-station-agree-to-redevelopment-plan
January 13, 2017
Chicago announced Jan. 12 that the city, along with Amtrak, Metra, the RTA and the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Build America Bureau are entering into an Emerging Projects Agreement (EmPA), towards the ultimate goal of seeking up to $1...
wsp-|-parsons-brinckerhoff-rebranding-as-wsp
January 13, 2017
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff announced Jan. 12 that it will assume the WSP name effective May 2017. The firm has operated as WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff since the acquisition of Parsons Brinckerhoff by WSP in October 2014. “We are adopting a single...
video-interview-2017-railroader-of-the-year
January 13, 2017
New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority Chairman and CEO Thomas F. Prendergast, Railway Age’s 54th Railroader of the Year, leads the world's largest agency of its kind. In this wide-ranging interview with Railway Age Editor-in-Chief William C. Vantuono, Prendergast reflects on his...
former-apta-cio-popovich-joins-kl2-connects-llc
January 12, 2017
Jeff Popovich has joined transit industry executive search firm KL2 Connects LLC  as the firm’s fifth principal. Jeff has more than 20 years of consulting and IT management experience, most recently as Chief Information Officer for the American Public Transportation Association....

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January 12, 2017
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on Jan. 10 unveiled a proposal to invest $120 million to provide enhancements to 16 Long Island Railroad (LIRR) stations and improve...
greenbush-station-transit-oriented-development-project-advances
January 12, 2017
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) approved Jan. 9 further development at its Greenbush Station project. The announced property sale allows...
wester-joins-gulf-ohio-railways
January 12, 2017
Gulf & Ohio Railways announced Jan. 11 that Michael Wester joined the company on Jan. 2, 2017. Mr. Wester has dual roles as the Director of Purchasing and...
first-brightline-trainset-unveiled-in-west-palm-beach
January 11, 2017
Brightline unveiled its first trainset in Florida on Jan. 11.  Comprised of two locomotives and four coaches, the trainset is housed at its new railroad...
siemens-to-upgrade-lima-metro-line-1
January 11, 2017
Siemens announced on January 4 that it will provide traction power supply equipment for the first 9km (5.6-mile) section of metro Line 1 in Lima. Graña y...