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Friday, 09 December 2011
09 December 2011

BART South Bay extension contract awarded

Joint venture group Skanska-Shimmick-Herzog was awarded a $772 million contract Thursday by the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) board of directors to extend BART 10 miles south, into Santa Clara County.

Friday, 09 December 2011
09 December 2011

Veolia leads FRA-sponsored distraction study

Chicago-based Veolia Transportation said Thursday it would lead an ongoing study on engineer distraction conducted at the Volpe Institute of Transportation Studies in Massachusetts. Veolia’s George Elsmore will spearhead the effort, joined by Dr. Raja Parasuraman, a professor of psychology at ...
Thursday, 08 December 2011
08 December 2011

APTA hails 3Q ridership gains

U.S. public transportation trips increased 2.0% in the third quarter compared with the third quarter of 2010, the American Public Transportation Association said Thursday—an increase of 52 million transit trips. The gains occurred in all public transport modes, with light rail transit leading t ...
Thursday, 08 December 2011
08 December 2011

U.S. freight traffic up again in latest week

U.S. freight carload traffic rose 2.8% for the week ending Dec. 3, 2011, measured against the comparable week in 2010, the Association of American Railroads said Thursday. U.S. intermodal volume also did well, up 3.5% for the week compared with the same week one year ago.

Thursday, 08 December 2011
08 December 2011

UP sets sesquicentennial merchandise for sale

Union Pacific said Wednesday it is offering commemorative Union Pacific Railroad 150th anniversary merchandise for sale, as UP kicks off its year-long sesquicentennial celebration.

Thursday, 08 December 2011
08 December 2011

Sao Paulo gets first Bombardier rehabbed EMU

Bombardier Transportation said Thursday that the company, part of a consortium, has unveiled the first of 26 six-car modernized metro trains for Companhia Metropolitana do Metro de São Paulo (CMSP). The train is ready to commence service on Line 1 of the São Paulo metro network, with all necess ...
Thursday, 08 December 2011
08 December 2011

Lawton named CEO of Ansaldo STS USA

Ansaldo STS said Wednesday that as part of its ongoing re-organization, it had named Thomas P. Lawton president and CEO of Ansaldo STS USA, succeeding Dr. Alan E. Calegari.

Wednesday, 07 December 2011
07 December 2011

Lawton replacing Calegari at ASTS USA

Thomas P. Lawton has been named President and CEO of Ansaldo STS, succeeding Dr. Alan E. Calegari, who will be leaving Ansaldo. Lawton is a long-time member of the ASTS USA executive management team, having served as General Counsel since 2001.

Wednesday, 07 December 2011
07 December 2011

Lawton replacing Calegari at ASTS USA

Thomas P. Lawton has been named President and CEO of Ansaldo STS, succeeding Dr. Alan E. Calegari, who will be leaving Ansaldo. Lawton is a long-time member of the ASTS USA executive management team, having served as General Counsel since 2001.“This change comes as a result of an Apr ...
Wednesday, 07 December 2011
07 December 2011

PATH's 2012 capital budget: $351.5 million

The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey on Wednesday unveiled a preliminary 2012 capital investment program totaling $3.659 billion—“enough to keep priority capital programs moving forward and to maintain facilities in a state of good repair.”

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