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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…
First Metrolink F125 locomotive unveiled in Los Angeles
Southern California locomotive commuter rail operator Metrolink unveiled its first EMD F125 diesel locomotive at Los Angeles Union Station on July 18. The F125 is compliant with the latest U.S.…
STB rejects Texas Central petition
The Surface Transportation Board announced on July 18 that a proposed, 240-mile, high-speed rail line between Dallas and Houston, Tex., does not fall under STB jurisdiction and does not require…
Amtrak awards Duos Technologies IPAWS CAP contract
Duos Technologies Group, Inc. (OTCQB: DUOT), has been awarded several contracts at an aggregate value of $230,000 to provide a Needs Assessment and GAP Analysis of Integrated Public Alert and…
USDOT moves forward on Gateway Program
The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has moved the Hudson Tunnel Project and Portal North Bridge – both critical elements of the Gateway Program in the New York City area…
Caltrain awards electrification, EMU contracts
Caltrain’s Board of Directors on July 7, 2016 approved $1.25 billion in contracts with Balfour Beatty Infrastructure Inc. and Stadler U.S. Inc. to begin work on the Peninsula Corridor Electrification…
Canada and Quebec say "oui" to transit infrastructure
Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau and Premier of Quebec Philippe Couillard have confirmed the ratification of the Canada-Quebec Agreement on the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund and the Clean Water…
Virginia rail projects into the FASTLANE
Virginia’s planned Atlantic Gateway Project has been selected for a $165 million federal FASTLANE (Fostering Advancements in Shipping and Transportation for the Long-term Achievement of National Efficiencies) grant.
Final of FTA's $10.1 billion Sandy relief funds allocated
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is allocating the final $834.6 million available in Hurricane Sandy disaster recovery funding, aiming to provide maximum flexibility for impacted communities to direct repairs and…
Brightline gears up with first engine install
Brightline announced June 28 that it is celebrating another milestone in the building of its trainsets as it installed the Cummins prime-mover into its first diesel-electric Charger locomotive at the…
First Siemens Charger locomotives head to TTCI
The first two Siemens SC-44 Charger diesel passenger locomotives have arrived in Colorado for the start of testing at TTCI’s Pueblo, Colo., facility.
CHSRA energizes environmental connection
The California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) and the California Energy Commission (CEC) announced that they have agreed to a Memorandum of Understanding that focuses attention on how the high-speed rail…
Wynne Davis joins WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff
Wynne Davis has joined the Washington D.C. office of WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff as a senior rail and transit specialist, providing clients with program management and strategic advisory services.
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