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rep-lipinski-introduces-new-freight-research-legislation
June 30, 2015
Addressing the need for increased national freight research, U.S. Representative Dan Lipinski (D-Ill.) introduced on June 29, 2015 legislation aimed at improving freight mobility through transportation research and strategic planning. H.R. 2886, or the Future Transportation Research and Innovation for Prosperity...
union-pearson-express-powered-by-cummins
June 30, 2015
With the launch of Union Pearson Express (UPE) connecting Lester B. Pearson International Airport to Toronto Union Station on June 6, the Cummins QSK19-R becomes the first railcar diesel engine produced in North America certified to meet U.S. Environmental Protection...
toronto’s-troubled-trolleys
June 29, 2015
The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) has been experiencing significant delivery delays and quality control issues with its 204-unit order of new low-floor LRVs from Bombardier Transportation Canada Inc. The contract, valued at an estimated $C1.2 billion, was awarded to Bombardier...
fra-and-google-team-up-on-grade-crossing-safety
June 29, 2015
Google has agreed to partner with the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) on grade crossing safety, the agency announced on June 29, 2015. Google will use the FRA’s GIS data that pinpoints nearly every rail crossing in the country (approximately 250,000) so...
cagtc-applauds-senate-support-of-multimodal-goods-movement
June 29, 2015
U.S. Senators Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), Cory Booker (N-N.J.), Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Ed Markey (D-Mass.) introduced on June 25, 2015, a proposal creating a national multimodal freight policy and investment program. Much of the bill, S.1680, dubbed the National Multimodal and...

cars-appoints-new-directors-and-officers
June 29, 2015
The Canadian Association of Railway Suppliers (CARS) has announced the election of Paul Brum, Gord Strilchuk and Scott Diercks to its Board of Directors. Paul...
phase-2-of-citylynx-gold-line-advances
June 29, 2015
On June 22, 2015, Charlotte City Council approved a contract amendment for $7.7 million to advance Phase 2 of the CityLYNX Gold Line Project to 100%...
maryland-gov-hogan-purple-line-a-go-red-line-gets-a-no
June 26, 2015
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan gave the go ahead on a “more cost-effective and streamlined” version of Maryland Transit Administrations’s proposed Purple Line LRT,...
elliott-gets-sworn-in-as-stb-chairman
June 26, 2015
Daniel R. Elliott III was sworn in as the Surface Transportation Board’s (STB) Chairman on June 26, 2015, pledging to promote transparency and improve and...
parsons-brinckerhoff-appoints-senior-principal-technical-specialist
June 26, 2015
Parsons Brinckerhoff has appointed Philip Stephens as a senior principal technical specialist in the Chicago office, the company announced June 25, 2015. In...