Mischa Wanek-Libman, Engineering Editor

Mischa Wanek-Libman, Engineering Editor

Wednesday, 23 August 2017 00:00

California's future tied to rail: Report

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) released a research report that details the impact freight and passenger rail operations have on the state economy.

Thursday, 17 August 2017 00:00

Turnaround exec to lead MBTA as GM/CEO

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority has named Luis Manuel Ramírez as its next General Manager/Chief Executive, effective Sept. 12. Ramírez, who will succeed Interim GM Steve Poftak, is credited with successful turnarounds at some of the nation's largest corporations through his 30-year business career.

The Federal Railroad Administration and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration have withdrawn a proposed rule that would have regulated actions addressing sleep apnea for workers in safety-sensitive positions.

Friday, 04 August 2017 07:40

FTA issues ROD for Portal Bridge EIS

The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has issued a Record of Decision (ROD) that formally adopts the Federal Railroad Administration's (FRA) Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Portal Bridge Project on the Northeast Corridor.

Tuesday, 01 August 2017 09:59

TIGER, Amtrak spared in THUD bill

The U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations approved its FY2018 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, which prioritizes funding for many transportation projects.

Tuesday, 25 July 2017 08:37

Caltrain electrification under way

Following years of planning and recent federal funding uncertainty, Caltrain broke ground on the Peninsula Corridor Electrification Project July 21.

The U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Committee released the Fiscal Year 2018 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) funding bill July 10. The bill, expected to undergo subcommittee markup July 11, reduces total discretionary spending and eliminates certain grant programs, but exceeds amounts requested by President Trump.

U.S. Sens. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) renewed their call for the Gateway Program to advance with funding commitments.

Grupo México, S.A.B. de C.V. has completed the acquisition of Florida East Coast Holdings Corp. (FEC) through its Transportation Business Unit Grupo México Transportes, S.A. de C.V. (GMXT).

Union Pacific is incorporating "smart monitoring," a technique the railroad says has the potential to revolutionize how the railroad's 18,000 bridges are inspected.

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