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SYSTRA appoints new VP, Corporate Strategy and Development
SYSTRA has appointed Bonnie Shepherd as Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Development, the company announced on August 31, 2015. In this capacity, Shepherd will be responsible for leading SYSTRA…
Dallas-Fort Worth HSR receives initial funds
The Regional Transportation Council-North-Central Texas Council of Governments (RTC-NCTCOG) has allocated $4.5 million to fund the planning, design and preliminary engineering for the construction of a high-speed rail link between…
David Rose joins Gannett Fleming
David Rose, Ph.D., has joined Gannett Fleming as Director of Management Consulting, based in New York City. He will lead Gannett Fleming’s management consulting practice, assisting clients to improve the…
Cesar Vergara recipient of Railway Age Graham Claytor Award
Railway Age has selected noted railway industry industrial designer Cesar A. Vergara as recipient of the 2015 W. Graham Claytor Jr. Award for Distinguished Service to Passenger Transportation. Vergara will…
Fazio joins Railway Age contributing editor staff
Veteran railroad civil engineer and operating officer Alfred E. Fazio, P.E., has joined the staff of Railway Age as a contributing editor.
Is rail doing enough to secure its future?
True success lies in the ability to predict future trends accurately and embrace them successfully rather than letting them adversely affect your business. The difficulty lies in making accurate predictions…
MARC replacing electric locomotive fleet with high-speed diesels
The Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) has decided to phase out its 10-unit fleet of AEM7 and HHP8 electric locomotives used for MARC regional/commuter rail service and replace them with eight…
HART CEO Grabauskas named APTA representative to UTIP
APTA (American Public Transportation Association) has named HART (Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation) Executive Director and CEO Daniel A. Grabauskas as U.S./North America representative to the policy board of the…
All Aboard Florida unlocks $1.75 billion bond issue
All Aboard Florida, the inter-city passenger subsidiary of Florida East Coast Railway (FEC), moved a step closer to completing financing for its Miami - Orlando service on August 5, 2015,…
GUEST BLOG: “Build the new tunnels already”
National Association of Railroad Passengers (NARP) President and CEO Jim Mathews issued a statement responding to the recent incidents that have affected intercity and commuter rail operations in the New…
Yangtze, Anyang Railway Equipment form JV
Yangtze Railroad Materials has formed a joint venture with Anyang Railway Equipment LLC, a top Chinese materials manufacturer based in the city of Anyang, in the Henan Province of China,…
A Siemens-Bombardier merger in play?
Munich, Germany-based Siemens and Montreal, Canada-based Bombardier are engaging in preliminary talks to merge their rail businesses, according to a report in the July 29, 2015 edition of The Wall…
Wabtec posts record second quarter
Wabtec Corp. on June 23, 2015 reported record results for second-quarter 2015.
VHB adds four to its Transit & Rail team
VHB has added four new employees to its Transit & Rail practice in order to better serve clients in metropolitan areas along the East Coast, including Boston, New York City,…
SENER wins environmental and engineering contract for California HSR
The California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) has awarded the Spanish company SENER a $56 million contract to develop the engineering and environmental services for the Palmdale to Burbank section of…
AECOM appoints Mendes to top design post
AECOM has appointed Diana C. Mendes, AICP, as director of transit/rail, Design and Consulting Services, Americas.
ABR launches U.S. high-speed railway division
American Business Research, Inc. (ABR) has launched its new High Speed Railway Division to bring ABR’s years of experience developing high-speed railroads to the United States, the company announced on…
GUEST BLOG: Michael R. Weinman commentary on AIRNet-21 proposal
The following are comments by Michael R. Weinman, Managing Director, PTSI Transportation, in response to the “reasoned and considered thoughts” expressed by Dr. Francis P. Mulvey in the Guest Blog…
GUEST BLOG: We must do something transformational about Amtrak
Amtrak’s May 12th Philadelphia train derailment has renewed focus on funding Amtrak. With more than 200 people injured and eight fatalities, the debate has shifted from “Can we agree to…
Booker/Wicker bill advances in Senate
U.S. Senators Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Roger Wicker’s (R-Miss.) “Railroad Reform, Enhancement, and Efficiency Act,” S.1626, has been approved by the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, the senators announced…
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