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FRA introduces Tier III passenger equipment safety standards
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) on Nov. 22 proposed updates for the passenger train safety standards used in the U.S. as the country looks to regional projects to add high-speed…
Amtrak: "Exceptionally strong" FY 2016 results
Amtrak reported on November 17 "exceptionally strong unaudited financial results for the fiscal year, which ended on September 30, 2016 (FY 2016), including an all-time unaudited ticket revenue record of…
Shuster: "Unique opportunity" for infrastructure
House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) released the following statement regarding Tuesday’s election:
Four proposals received for LIRR at Penn Station
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) announced that it has received four design proposals from qualified engineering firms for the modernization of the LIRR’s level…
APTA: Trump-up public infrastructure investment
The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) issued this statement on November 9 to congratulate President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence:
Amtrak adds to Acela Express
Amtrak Northeast Corridor customers can take advantage of additional opportunities to ride Acela Express as Amtrak’s high-speed service adds station stops in Iselin (Metropark) and Trenton, New Jersey.
Amtrak receives first-ever Emergency Management recognition
Amtrak has earned accreditation by the Emergency Management Accreditation Program (EMAP), a recognition typically awarded to federal, state, local and tribal emergency response agencies. Amtrak is the first railroad ever…
Strato taps Lullman for key sales post
Long-time railway supply executive Alan C. Lullman has joined Strato, Inc. as Vice President of Sales. He brings a broad range of experience including executive sales and business development for the…
Gateway: Paradise by the Permitting Dashboard lights?
Amtrak’s Gateway Program to construct two new rail tunnels under the Hudson River to bring the number of tracks connecting New Jersey and New York City from two to four…
Wick’s winter of discontent
For newly minted Amtrak President Charles Wickliffe (Wick) Moorman IV, a winter of discontent is nigh.
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff appoints Galloway VP
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff has named long-time Amtrak executive Drew Galloway as Vice President, Transit and Rail Planning Director. He will be based in the firm’s Newark, N.J. office.
Amtrak launches PIDS at NY Penn
Amtrak announced Oct. 11 the launch of a new, state-of-the-art Passenger Information Display System (PIDS) at Penn Station New York. The new PIDS communicates train status, origin and destination stations,…
Amtrak HR VP wins HR Executive of the Year
Barry Melnkovic, Amtrak Executive Vice President, Chief Human Capital Officer, was named the 2016 HR Executive of the Year by Human Resource Executive magazine. The award recognizes leaders who have…
OmniTRAX’s Chicago Rail Link pilots Grade Crossing Technology
Chicago Rail Link, LLC (CRL), a managed affiliate of OmniTRAX, Inc., is presenting a new and innovative grade crossing pilot project. It is the first such test of this technology…
$1.6 billion new train station for New York
In January 2016, Empire State Development, the New York MTA, Long Island Rail Road and Amtrak issued an RFP soliciting proposals for the comprehensive redevelopment of the historic midtown Farley…
Parsons’ Walker Ford elected to APTA Board of Directors
Jannet Walker Ford, Vice President and North America Director of Policy and Strategic Programs at Parsons, has been elected to the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) Board of Directors.
FLIR unveils FLIR RSX-F Thermal Fire Sensor
FLIR Systems, Inc. unveiled Sept. 20 the FLIR RSX-F intelligent sensor for advanced fire detection inside railway passenger vehicles. The FLIR RSX-F uses the FLIR Lepton® thermal sensor and high-definition…
More new faces at WSP | PB
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff has appointed three new executives to its North American rail transit and transportation and infrastructure businesses.
Amtrak’s Chicago Union Station redevelopment short list
Amtrak has selected a short list of four joint ventures that will compete to become Master Developer for commercial elements of Chicago Union Station (CUS) and other neighboring properties, all…
Now, really summer weekend memories, and records
VIA Rail Canada updated numbers of its record-breaking summer, to include record ridership numbers for the past Labour Day holiday weekend, September 1 to 6:
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