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Preparation for a long-anticipated second bridge across Lake Pend Oreille at Sandpoint, Idaho, has been given the go-ahead by BNSF Railway.

Kathy Simons has been elected president of the Los Angeles chapter of WTS International, the organization founded to advance women in transportation.

zMAX®, used in racecar and aircraft engines since 1946, is beginning to penetrate the railroad locomotive market—literally.

The California Air Resources Board has petitioned the Environmental Protection Agency to take action to adopt more stringent emission standards for locomotives, saying that the move is needed to clean up the air in “high-risk” communities in and around the nation’s railyards.

The American Public Transportation Association is taking the fight to Capitol Hill to oppose President Trump’s budget proposal to cut major public transit appropriations for the remainder of fiscal 2017 and 2018.

Contractor Parsons announced that the McKinley Village Way Underpass in Sacramento, Calif. has been honored by the American Society of Civil Engineers, Sacramento Section, with the 2016 Outstanding Urban Land Development Project Award.

HNTB Corporation added Francesco Cantatore as senior program director, rail systems.

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s Fiscal and Management Control Board adopted the agency’s fiscal 2018 operating budget.

The Port of Everett, Wash., has begun construction on a new rail siding to handle the movement of international cargo.

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