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After NYC mess, senators call for Amtrak funding
Three East Coast senators are highlighting the need for increased funding of Amtrak following two derailments at New York Penn Station.
Tallarico joins WSP | PB
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff has appointed Fred Tallarico Regional Director of Design-Build for the company’s Northeast and Central regions. Tallarico will manage the firm’s pursuit and execution of transit, highway…
Metra launches 2017 construction program
Chicago’s Metra and its railroad partners announced plans to begin $216 million worth of infrastructure investments in 2017.
Amtrak knew of track issues before NY Penn Station derailment
Amtrak knew of track problems before a New Jersey Transit commuter train derailed at New York’s Penn Station on Monday, April 3, turning the hub into a four-day quagmire of…
Michael Baker names Ted Coffey as VP
Michael Baker International has hired Ted Coffey as vice president and deputy national market lead in the railroad and transit practice.
NTI honors HNTB’s Diana Mendes
The National Transit Institute has named HNTB Corp. Transit/Rail Practice Leader and Senior Vice President Diana Mendes, AICP, 2017 Training Professional of the Year. NTI presented the award at its…
NY Penn: Two derailments in two weeks
Two trains have derailed at low speed on the complex interlocking plant at Penn Station New York in the space of two weeks. On April 3, at approximately 9:00 a.m.,…
Canada commits to funding GO regional rail
The government of Canada will provide C$1.8 billion (US$1.35 billion) to the GO Transit Regional Express rail (GO RER) project in the Greater Golden Horseshoe Area.
MARTA adds services after I-85 collapse
The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority is adding trains to accommodate an expected surge in riders after a fire destroyed a heavily-traveled segment of Interstate 85.
SEPTA sets 'Rebuild' FY2018 budget
Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) will advance initiatives to renew critical infrastructure, replace aging portions of its fleet, expand capacity for growing ridership and make technology improvements under its proposed…
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