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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:
APTA study: Transit ten times safer than autos
The most effective life-saving traffic safety tool for a commuter and a community may be the daily metro transit pass. A new study released by the American Public Transportation Association…
Brightline locomotive rolls on Siemens test track
Brightline’s first Siemens Charger diesel-electric locomotive has successfully completed initial testing and operated for the first time, powered by its Cummins QSK95 diesel engine, on the quarter-mile test track at…
Driggs driving program management at WSP | PB
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff has appointed Richard Driggs President of its new Program Management sector, with responsibility for building a program management organization across all of the company’s markets in…
HNTB appoints Rago to senior-level post
HNTB has named Joseph Rago, PE, CEM, LEED as Senior Project Manager and Associate Vice President in the firm’s Northeast Division rail and transit practice. He will be based in…
LKG-CMC appoints Wray Given to key post
Environmental, planning, engineering and program/construction management firm LKG-CMC, Inc., has named Sheila Wray Given a principal and business development leader, with responsibility for the transit, rail, and transit/rail facilities market…
Shepherd named rail market lead at Michael Baker
Michael Baker International has named Bonnie D. Shepherd as Senior Vice President and National Market Lead in the firm’s Railroad and Transit practice, based in Baltimore.
Summer weekend memories, and records
Summer weekend memories for VIA Rail Canada: record numbers.
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…
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