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Calif. HSR adds two to board
The California High-Speed Rail Authority added Ernest M. Camacho to its board of directors and State Sen. Jim Beall to an ex officio board position.
Ehlers joins Parsons Canada
Transportation industry veteran Ralph Ehlers has joined Parsons Corp. as Vice President of Rail and Transit, Canada, based in Markham, Ontario.
Trump budget: Reduce Amtrak, FTA New-Starts; kill TIGER grants; privatize air traffic control
Eliminating Amtrak’s long-distance trains, curtailing the FTA’s New-Starts program, eliminating the TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) discretionary grant program, and privatizing the FAA air traffic control system are among…
Railroads outpace all U.S. infrastructure in new report card
American railroads earned a grade of B for infrastructure while the rest of the U.S. sectors got a barely-passing D+ in the latest report card from the American Society of…
Engineering NEC HSR safety
During late 2015, Amtrak conducted Vehicle Track Interaction (VTI) testing over a number of selected test sites in New England and New Jersey. This testing constituted a portion of the…
Please don’t toss the Angus burgers, OK?
I travel between the New York metro area and Washington D.C. several times a year on Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor trains, and I always treat myself to one of those tasty…
Brohm named PNR RailWorks EVP
RailWorks Corp. has appointed John Brohm, a 30-year veteran of the transit and rail supply industry, as Executive Vice president with responsibility for the Ontario operations of PNR RailWorks Inc.,…
Prendergast joins STV
Thomas F. Prendergast, recently retired Chairman and CEO of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and Railway Age’s 2017 Railroader of the Year, has joined STV Inc. as Executive Vice President and…
Caltrain Electrification delay: Railway suppliers step up
Balfour Beatty and Stadler U.S. Inc., the Peninsula Corridor Electrification Project’s principal contractors, have provided Caltrain with the flexibility needed to survive a deferred decision on a crucial federal grant…
Caltrain Electrification delay: Everyone loses
As we’ve been reporting and editorializing on for the past couple of weeks, Caltrain’s electrification project has been jeopardized by a delay of federal funding that is based on the…
ACEC honors Gateway engineering team
The American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) has presented a National Recognition Award for exemplary engineering achievement to the New York City-based team of WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, STV and…
WSP | PB tabs Ruiz as LatAm CFO
Global engineering firm WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff has appointed Andres Ruiz as chief financial officer of its Latin America region.
USDOT defers Caltrain electrification funding
Caltrain has warned that the viability of its project to electrify the 52-mile San Jose-San Francisco corridor may be in jeopardy after newly appointed United States Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao…
Gertler rejoins HNTB
Peter Gertler, AICP, has rejoined HNTB Corp. as a Senior Vice President in a corporate and national strategic business development role. He is based in Oakland, Calif.
Moorman to Congress: "New era" of Amtrak investment required
The head of Amtrak told lawmakers a new era of infrastructure investment is needed to ensure a healthy future for long-distance passenger rail travel in the U.S.
Manaigre leads Network Rail Consulting Canada
Network Rail Consulting, a wholly owned subsidiary of Britain’s Network Rail, has opened a Canadian office and appointed Susanne Manaigre as Vice President in charge.
Transit finance specialist Trommer joins WSP | PB
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff has appointed Scott E. Trommer a principal in its U.S. Advisory Services division. Trommer will manage transit and rail project development and finance activities, with responsibility…
UofT/Metrolinx study identifies diesel exhaust hazards
A study on commuter train diesel exhaust and its potential effects on passengers conducted by two chemical engineering professors at the University of Toronto with support from Metrolinx indirectly makes…
California registry seeks HSR vendors
The California High-Speed Rail Authority has launched ConnectHSR, a free online vendor registry to help connect businesses with opportunities in the state’s high-speed passenger rail project.
Seriously, Mr. Denham?
You want to kill yet another chance to bring U.S. passenger rail into the 21st Century? Play a disingenuous game of smoke and mirrors by attempting to associate the object…
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