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The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) on Sept. 8 announced completion of the Tier II Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the 123-mile section of the Southeast High-Speed Rail Corridor linking…
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, along with 15 other elected officials from New York and New Jersey, met with President Donald Trump at the…
Patrick Allen, P.E., has joined HNTB Corp.’s national rail systems group as Manager of Vehicle and Rolling stock products, which includes locomotives and passenger cars and associated components, among them…
The U.S. House of Representatives late on Sept. 6, by a 128-293 vote, rejected an amendment offered by Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) to eliminate $1.1 billion in federal subsidies for…
VIA Rail is coyly dripping details of its desired route for dedicated “High Frequency Rail” (HFR) service linking Quebec City, Montreal and Toronto as it seeks to build political support…
SYSTRA has acquired bridge design company International Bridge Technologies (IBT).
Amtrak engineering forces have completed an intense eight-week summer infrastructure renewal work at New York Penn Station, allowing for regularly scheduled Amtrak, NJ Transit and Long Island Rail Road operations…
The first Amtrak Midwest Charger locomotives were unveiled Monday in Chicago, and have started revenue operations in in Illinois and Wisconsin.
A friend and colleague sent the following letter to, among others, Dr. Amanda Emo, Fatigue Program Manager, Risk Reduction Program Division, Office of Safety Analysis, Federal Railroad Administration, regarding obstructive…
The "Summer of Hell," while not quite living up to its reputation, will end for New York area commuters on Sept. 4 as the Amtrak Infrastructure Renewal program at New…
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