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Caltrain gets fed funds for modernization
Caltrain said Monday it will receive $3.2 million in federal Department of Transportation grant funds to install an advanced signal system needed to support modernized Caltrain service and the eventual…
PB lands HrSR construction services contract
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has awarded an on-call contract to Parsons Brinckerhoff (a Balfour Beatty company) for construction services in support of the agency’s efforts to implement accelerated…
Will real HSR transform the Northeast after 2030?
The Highspeed 2012 Congress, co-hosted by the American Public Transportation Association and the International Railway Union in Philadelphia from July 10 to 13, offered a smorgasbord of knowledge about high…
InnoTrans: Discount registration available
The North American representative office of InnoTrans said Wednesday that discount registration is being offered to all prospective North American attendees of the show.
LaHood: True believer in HSR
Any attendees at the UIC 8th World Congress on High-Speed Rail in Philadelphia last week still skeptical of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood's belief in HSR likely had those doubts removed.
Amtrak touts NEC needs as HSR gathering looms
Timing its latest revision of plans for the Northeast Corridor (NEC) to coincide with an international high speed rail conference this week in Philadelphia, Amtrak Monday released an updated vision…
Coffee mug HSR optimism (finally?) prevails
Coffee mugs are collectibles, for me in part because I can employ them early and often. Rail-related coffee mugs are well represented in my cabinet, including fallen flags, short lines,…
California legislature OKs state HSR effort
California's state Senate Friday afternoon, in a close vote, approved $5.8 billion to initiate the state's high speed rail network, following a less contentious vote by the California state Assembly Thursday to…
Penn Station "upgrade" plans float yet again
Local New York-area media report MTA Long Island Rail Road seeks to revamp Penn Station yet again in an effort to upgrade architectural quality and attract more upscale customer retail…
FRA offers NEC Future website
The Federal Railroad Administration has initiated a separate webpage, entitled NEC Future, addressing high speed rail infrastructure upgrades and political discourse for Amtrak's Northeast Corridor (NEC), along with several connecting…
Bombardier Sustainability Awards go to GE, SKF
Bombardier Transportation has presented its Transportation Sustainability Awards to SKF Group and General Electric Co., "recognizing accomplishments in the field of sustainable development and emphasizing the strong strategic importance of a responsible supply…
Amtrak names new chief information officer
Amtrak on Monday announced Jason D. Molfetas is the company's new chief information officer (CIO), effective immediately. Molfetas will report directly to Amtrak President and CEO Joseph Boardman.
Transport research program, 50, adds rail to mix
After a half-century, America's celebrated cooperative model of transportation research has gained a railroad focus.
Yankee go home (by train)
The casual nature of the reference is what caught my attention.
Bypass line sports Alstom signal system
Alstom said Thursday it has equipped the new Bologna High Speed Bypass Line in Italy, scheduled to open in December, with its Atlas 200 signal platform.
Parsons Brinckerhoff promotes Kelly, Eby
Parsons Brinckerhoff said Wednesday it has named Greg Kelly to the newly created position of global Chief Operating Officer (COO). Clifford Eby succeeds Kelly as president of Parsons Brinckerhoff's Americas…
Study: Caltrain electrification will generate jobs
A study being released Tuesday by the Bay Area Council Economic Institute says California's Caltrain service upgrades, including overhead electrification, "will create thousands of construction jobs, significantly increase property values,…
STV marks 100th anniversary
In 1912, Elwyn E. Seelye founded a structural engineering firm in New York City bearing his name. Elwyn E. Seelye & Co. would eventually evolve into a multi-disciplinary practice, and…
Obituary: James Seney, 71, Ohio rail advocate
James Seney, an Ohio political figure well-known for his passenger rail advocacy in the Buckeye State Ontario, according to his daughter Allison.
Philadelphia expects 1,000 for HSR Congress
More than 1,000 high-speed rail planners, operators, and equipment manufacturers are expected to gather in Philadelphia July 10-13 for UIC HIGHSPEED 2012, a World Congress sponsored by the Paris-based International Union of Railways,…
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