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Amtrak has selected Penn Station Partners to negotiate a master development deal for Baltimore Penn Station.
Outgoing New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Dec. 14 said that have agreed that their states and the Port Authority of New York…
Amtrak’s Charles "Wick" Moorman will step down from the co-CEO position effective Dec. 31 and assume the role of senior advisor, starting Jan. 1, 2018.
Ahead of the holiday travel season, Amtrak achieved record revenue in November, reaching $204.7 million in system-wide adjusted ticket revenue, the best month in the company’s history.
Amtrak announced a number of appointments – all vice presidents – as part of its recent reorganization under new President and Co-CEO Richard Anderson. The changes come one month after…
The National Transportation Safety Board, in its investgation into the April 3, 2016 fatal train accident involving Amtrak train 89 and maintenance-of-way equipment at Chester, Pa., made some damning determinations.…
Strato, Inc. recently hosted ten Rutgers University engineering students, all members of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), who spent an afternoon with Production Manager Dave Calico to learn more…
For 54 weeks beginning in 2003, Roger Nober was the lone member of the Surface Transportation Board (STB), tormented that if he discussed cases with himself he would violate the…
Sharon Greene of HDR has been at the forefront of innovation in rail transportation finance and infrastructure development for more than 40 years. Specializing in transportation economics, infrastructure finance and…
Fergus joined Genesee & Wyoming in 2005 and not long after was named one of the youngest female General Counsels in the history of the U.S. rail industry.
The National Association of Railroad Passengers (NARP) has changed its name to the Rail Passengers Association (RPA) and adopted a new logo that “evokes the image of a train window…
Decker, Vice President, Government Affairs and Corporate Communications, leads her team with great care, balancing multiple stakeholders and priorities against limited resources with professionalism and authenticity. All who work with…
With his nomination as Federal Railroad Administrator awaiting Senate confirmation, Ronald L. Batory has been named as a special assistant on railroad matters to Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao.
Come Feb. 1, 2018, the Railway Supply Institute (RSI) will have new leadership, as President Tom Simpson, who has spent nearly 30 years at the organization, retires. Mike O’Malley, a…
The National Railroad Construction & Maintenance Association (NRC) announced the appointment of Russ Gehl, Vice President of Sales and Marketing (Maintenance of Way), at Holland, to its Board of Directors.
The American Public Transportation Association has appointed transit industry veteran Paul P. Skoutelas as President and CEO, effective Jan. 8, 2018. Skoutelas, currently Senior Vice President and National Director, Transit…
The California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) Board of Directors on Nov. 16 awarded a performance-based contract of up to $30 million to DB (Deutsche Bahn AG) Engineering & Consulting USA…
Amtrak reported ridership, revenue and earnings results for its Fiscal Year 2017 that despite showing mostly modest increases, nevertheless set records in several categories. The company’s fiscal year ended ended…
Strato, Inc.’s Quality Management System has been certified to ISO 9001:2015, superseding the company’s previous ISO 9001:2008 certification, and one year earlier than required.
I spent three hours viewing the video archive of the Nov. 14, 2017 National Transportation Safety Board meeting convened to review and approve the findings, probable cause and safety recommendations…
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