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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…
California’s Congressional Republicans are calling on the Trump Administration to block $647 million in new grants for electrification on the Caltrain rail line between San Francisco and San Jose. This…
Elaine Chao has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate and sworn in to serve as the 18th Secretary of Transportation.
Stuart Chirls has joined the staff of Railway Age as Senior Editor, based at Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corp. headquarters in New York City.
Transit industry veteran Richard Bacigalupo has joined Cardinal Infrastructure, LLC as a partner, creating a quartet with founding partners Sherry E. Little, Anja Graves, and Severn E. S. Miller.
Edwin E. Tatem has been named Construction Services Manager, Transportation & Infrastructure, for the Central Region at WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff.
The California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) announced it has reached a settlement agreement with the County of Kern, which will result in the dismissal of California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)…
EDITOR’S NOTE: Joseph McMahon retired from Amtrak after 51 years of service as a locomotive engineer, beginning with the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad in 1963 and concluding…
Babu Veeregowda, P.E., P.T.O.E., A.V.S., has joined HNTB Corp.’s Northeast Division as chief transportation/traffic engineer and vice president. He is based in the firm’s New York City office.
Amtrak announced Jan. 4 several significant management and organizational changes instituted by President and CEO Wick Moorman.
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced Dec. 30, 2016 that Martin Klepper will join the USDOT Build America Bureau (Bureau) as the initial executive director.
On Dec. 16, the California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) released a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for early train operator services to assist with the development and management of the initial…
Notwithstanding this era of fake news, there remain stories you just cannot make up—instances where truth is, indeed, stranger than fiction.
Legislators and transportation officials from New Jersey and New York and Amtrak say the Gateway Program to rebuild aging infrastructure and expand capacity on the Northeast Corridor in the New…
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff has appointed Michael S. Venter an Assistant Vice President and Senior Engineering Manager in its New York City office.
Siemens announced Dec. 14 that its first Brightline trainset, comprised of two locomotives and four coaches adorned in Brightline Blue, is complete and has left the company’s manufacturing hub in…
Railway Age presents its second annual Fast Trackers contest, in which we will profile ten individuals under the age of 40 who have made an impact in their respective fields…
Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016 is the opening of one of the world’s engineering marvels: the Gotthard Base Tunnel under the Swiss Alps, the world’s longest and deepest railway tunnel.
The board of directors of Texas Central Partners, LLC (Texas Central), the private firm attempting to build a high-speed train connecting North Texas, the Brazos Valley and Houston, has named…
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff has named Michael Harris-Gifford a senior principal technical specialist with responsibility for managing and developing systems design for rail and transit projects.
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