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Chicago announced Jan. 12 that the city, along with Amtrak, Metra, the RTA and the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Build America Bureau are entering into an Emerging Projects Agreement…
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff announced Jan. 12 that it will assume the WSP name effective May 2017.
New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority Chairman and CEO Thomas F. Prendergast, Railway Age’s 54th Railroader of the Year, leads the world's largest agency of its kind. In this wide-ranging interview with…
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on Jan. 10 unveiled a proposal to invest $120 million to provide enhancements to 16 Long Island Railroad (LIRR) stations and improve system connectivity with a…
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) approved Jan. 9 further development at its Greenbush Station project.
Caltrain says its passengers “are one step closer to a mobile ticketing option” following the Jan. 5 approval by the agency’s Board of Directors to develop the new fare technology.
Fitch Ratings has assigned an “A” rating to the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (MTA) approximately $200 million in series 2017A (Climate Bond Certified) transportation revenue bonds, and an “F1”…
Babu Veeregowda, P.E., P.T.O.E., A.V.S., has joined HNTB Corp.’s Northeast Division as chief transportation/traffic engineer and vice president. He is based in the firm’s New York City office.
Kurt W. Krauss has been named chief projects officer for the U.S. Advisory Services group at WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff.
SYSTRA announced Jan. 4 the appointment of Stanley Rosenblum as Chief Operating Officer.
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced Dec. 30, 2016 that Martin Klepper will join the USDOT Build America Bureau (Bureau) as the initial executive director.
The MBTA is reintroducing its weekend ski train.
The League of Railway Industry Women (LRIW) announce a networking event and nature tour during the 2017 NRC Conference.
Pan Am Southern LLC (PAS, the joint venture of Pan Am Railways and Norfolk Southern) and Pan Am Railways (PAR) itself on Dec. 20 served default and dispute notices concerning…
Sound Transit, the regional transit system serving the greater Seattle area, has enacted a $1.6 billion 2017 budget.
The Fiscal and Management Control Board (FMCB) of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) voted Dec. 19 to amend the Ruggles Station Transportation Project contract with Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc,…
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced Dec. 15 a $499.39 million federal grant agreement with the Fort Worth Transportation Authority (FWTA) to build TEX Rail, a…
Legislators and transportation officials from New Jersey and New York and Amtrak say the Gateway Program to rebuild aging infrastructure and expand capacity on the Northeast Corridor in the New…
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff has appointed Michael S. Venter an Assistant Vice President and Senior Engineering Manager in its New York City office.
At the inaugural meeting of the UITP (International Association of Public Transport) International Rail Forum for North America in New York City Dec. 8-9, three themes emerged among domestic and…
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