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TTD celebrates Amtrak-Alstom announcement
Edward Wytkind, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issued this statement following the announcement in Wilmington, Del., by Vice President Joe Biden on Alstom's winning bid in Amtrak’s…
Alstom lands Amtrak next-gen NEC trainset contract
No surprise, thanks to Sen. Chuck Schumer’s (D-N.Y.) very public visit to Alstom’s Hornell, N.Y. manufacturing plant on Sept. 21, 2015: Amtrak, as expected, has contracted with Alstom to supply…
Huber & Suhner and Bombardier sign cabling deal
Huber & Suhner signed a five-year contract with Bombardier to be its main cable supplier.
LKG-CMC names Sheila Wray Given to key post
LKG-CMC Inc. (LKG) has named Sheila Wray Given a principal and business development executive in the firm’s Glendale, Calif., headquarters, with responsibility for the transit and rail market sectors and…
Wick Moorman named Amtrak chief executive
Amtrak’s next President and Chief Executive Officer is an experienced and deeply respected Class I freight railroader who brings more than 40 years in railroading to the position: Charles W.…
California caps and trades $374 million for rail
As California's Cap and Trade program of greenhouse gas emissions advances, rail projects receive development grants: On August 16, the California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA) announced 14 recipients for the…
FRA awards $25 million for PTC implementation
Eleven projects across six states and the District of Columbia will receive grants from the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) to assist in the implementation of Positive Train Control (PTC).
Big weekend for Yankees, and rail?
On a big weekend for the Yankees, recent photos show another big move for the team: to trains.
FTA issues Public Transportation Safety Program final rule
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) issued the Public Transportation Safety Program final rule on August 11th.
Fishman joins Nossaman Infrastructure Practice Group
Edward Fishman, an experienced attorney who specializes in infrastructure projects, principally in the transportation and logistics sector, has joined the Infrastructure Practice Group of Nossaman LLP as a Partner.
Charger burning up the rails in Pueblo
Siemens’ new higher-speed Charger diesel-electric passenger locomotive is undergoing a comprehensive testing program at the Transportation Technology Center Inc. (TTCI) in Pueblo, Colo., prior to entry into revenue service in…
Chugging forward: FRA releases NEC Comment Summary Report
In 2012, the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) launched NEC Future, to focus on upgrade possibilities of the critical Northeast Corridor (NEC). On July 28, as the process chugs along, FRA…
FRA finalizes new safety rule for passenger rail
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) issued a new, final rule on July 29 that requires passenger railroads to proactively identify potential safety hazards across their…
TIGER VIII announces additional rail projects
The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) announced on July 29 additional rail project awards to its eighth round of the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) program.
STB issues decisions in two passenger rail proceedings
The Surface Transportation Board (STB) released two decisions on July 28 related to its oversight of Amtrak’s operations under the Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act of 2008 (PRIIA).
STB proposes regulations for its implementation of "FAST Act" provisions
The Surface Transportation Board (STB) on July 28, 2016 proposed regulations to implement passenger rail-related dispute resolution provisions of Title XI of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act of…
Wabtec reports 2Q16 results, updates full-year guidance
Wabtec Corp. on July 25, 2016 reported second-quarter results affected by lower freight sector-related revenues.
First precast beam erected at MiamiCentral
The first of 247 massive precast concrete beams (also known as Florida I Beams or FIBs) was lifted into place at MiamiCentral this week, as the 11-acre transportation hub that…
FRA advances New England Intercity blueprint
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) announced on July 21 a Finding of No Significant Impact on the Northern New England Intercity Rail Initiative (Initiative). The…
USDOT constructs Build America Bureau
The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) announced the establishment of the Build America Bureau, "which will drive transportation infrastructure development projects in the United States by streamlining credit and grant…
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