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Ryan Davis has been appointed a contracts manager with WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff.
The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) announced the establishment of the Build America Bureau, "which will drive transportation infrastructure development projects in the United States by streamlining credit and grant…
First Transit announced on July 20th that it signed its first rail contract in North America to provide operations and maintenance services for the Denton County Transportation Authority’s (DCTA) A-train…
Southern California locomotive commuter rail operator Metrolink unveiled its first EMD F125 diesel locomotive at Los Angeles Union Station on July 18. The F125 is compliant with the latest U.S.…
On July 8, 2016, Sound Transit released an updated and more precise calculation of the taxes residents would pay if the Sound Transit 3 ballot measure is approved in November.…
Ontario, Canada, is undergoing unprecedented growth in all forms of passenger rail. GO Transit is undertaking long-term expansion plans, and in Ottawa, the city’s first LRT is under construction. GO…
Caltrain’s Board of Directors on July 7, 2016 approved $1.25 billion in contracts with Balfour Beatty Infrastructure Inc. and Stadler U.S. Inc. to begin work on the Peninsula Corridor Electrification…
Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau and Premier of Quebec Philippe Couillard have confirmed the ratification of the Canada-Quebec Agreement on the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund and the Clean Water…
Virginia’s planned Atlantic Gateway Project has been selected for a $165 million federal FASTLANE (Fostering Advancements in Shipping and Transportation for the Long-term Achievement of National Efficiencies) grant.
Masabi announced on July 6th that its mobile ticketing technology is now live with New York’s MTA. Using Masabi’s JustRide mobile ticketing platform, riders on Metro North Railroad and Long…
Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) discovered on July 1 a defect with its Silverliner V Regional Rail cars and took these cars out of service for the immediate (summer) future.
The BART to Antioch Extension Project marked another milestone June 30, with BART unveiling its new diesel-powered multiple-unit trains, soon to be seen linking Pittsburg/Bay Point and Antioch down Highway…
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is allocating the final $834.6 million available in Hurricane Sandy disaster recovery funding, aiming to provide maximum flexibility for impacted communities to direct repairs and…
CDPQ Infra, Canada, published two requests for qualification on June 28 for its $C5.5 billion ($US4.26 billion) Metropolitan Electric Network (REM) project in Montreal to qualify candidates to bid for…
The Federal Transit Administration has awarded a Letter of No Prejudice (LONP) to the Fort Worth Transportation Authority (FWTA) for TEX Rail, which means that construction for the 27-mile commuter…
The Atlanta City Council has voted unanimously to include a menu of significant Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) transit improvement projects on a Nov. 8 ballot referendum, which if…
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Board approved a $14.8 billion five-year capital investment plan that includes a $3.8 billion state of good repair backlog reduction for transit in the…
After being out of action for over four years, Peru's only international railway, which connects the southern town of Tacna with Arica in northern Chile, restarted operations on June 1.
Wynne Davis has joined the Washington D.C. office of WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff as a senior rail and transit specialist, providing clients with program management and strategic advisory services.
William “Bill” Crosbie has rejoined Parsons Corp. as Senior Vice President and Business Development Director for its Transport Division, which provides full-service engineering and management services in rail transit, ports…
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