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Changes at the top for WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff on Jan. 21, 2016 announced four senior management appointments in its U.S. Transportation and Infrastructure sector.
Porcari moves up at Parsons Brinckerhoff
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff has named Senior Vice President and National Director of Strategic Consulting John D. Porcari as President, U.S. Advisory Services.
Will FAST Act bring fast results?
After years of delays and extensions, a multi-year surface transportation bill is finally in place. Will it deliver on the advertised?
SISCOG wins VIA Rail Canada contract
SISCOG, a Portugal-based software company that specializes in solutions for optimized planning and management of resources in transportation companies has secured a contract with a new international client: VIA Rail…
Amtrak’s Cardinal Train now offers Business Class
The Amtrak Cardinal (Trains 50 & 51) now has an available upgrade to Business Class, making one of the most scenic routes on the railroad’s network an even more comfortable…
Empire Station Complex plans unveiled at Penn Station New York
January 6th in religious terms is The Epiphany. It was on this occasion that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo gave New Yorkers an epiphany of their own by unveiling Empire…
Amtrak touts clean, green trains
Amtrak says it is continuing its commitment and progress to ever more sustainable operations by focusing on fuel and energy conservation as well as other initiatives. America's Railroad® has incorporated…
RSI looks to sustain momentum in 2016
In 2015, the Railway Supply Institute, Inc. (RSI) advocated quite heavily against keeping truck size and weight from increasing. And it was successful on both accounts. Now, according to RSI’s…
Railway Age announces winners of inaugural Fast Trackers contest
After nearly three months and 57 entries later, Railway Age editors, along with judges Nick Little, Managing Director of Michigan State University’s Railway Management Program and Ronald L. Batory, President…
GAO study targets improvements at Amtrak
A U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) study released Jan. 6, 2016, “Amtrak: Better Reporting, Planning, and Improved Financial Information Could Enhance Decision Making,” recommends that Amtrak take certain steps to…
Pulicare succeeds Eby at WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff has named Joseph G. Pulicare, P.E., President of its U.S. Transportation and Infrastructure Sector. Pulicare succeeds Cliff Eby, who is retiring after a distinguished career in…
. . and that’s the way things happen on The Polar Express
Railroads operated by Iowa Pacific Holdings LLC carried nearly 400,000 passengers during the holiday season, and the company is the largest franchisee of the Warner Brothers Polar Express™ brand, both…
KeyBanc: Wabtec story "intriguing"
During much of fourth-quarter 2015, investor interest in Wabtec (Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corp.) has increased due to concerns about the North American railcar cycle, Wabtec’s pending acquisition of Faiveley…
STB seeks PRIIA Section 213 revisions
The U.S. Surface Transportation Board on Dec. 28, 2015 issued two interrelated decisions—a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) and Proposed Policy Statement (PPS)—proposing revised definitions and policy guidance for passenger…
ACSES fully operational on the NEC
Amtrak activated its final segment of ACSES (Advanced Civil Speed Enforcement System), its version of Positive Train Control (PTC), along the Northeast Corridor on Dec. 18, 2015. ACSES is now…
Amtrak reroutes Texas Eagle as Senate confirms board members
Amtrak announced on Dec. 17, 2015 that its Chicago-San Antonio Texas Eagle (Trains 21 and 22) is operating on a new route between Fort Worth and Dallas, and that the…
Amtrak "training" cats and dogs a good thing, says PETA
Amtrak may not be winning any awards for on-time performance, but it is getting special recognition from PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals).
Stadler Rail to start U.S. manufacturing in Utah
New Jersey-based Stadler U.S. Inc., a subsidiary of Bussnang, Switzerland-based Stadler Rail Group, will open a temporary manufacturing and assembly facility in Utah as part of the first phase of…
House passes S. 808; next stop: the President
The U.S. House of Representatives on Dec. 10, 2015 passed S. 808, the Surface Transportation Board (STB) Reauthorization Act of 2015, which among other provisions, will increase the number of…
Amtrak President and CEO Joe Boardman announces retirement
Amtrak President and CEO Joe Boardman informed the Amtrak Board of Directors on Dec. 9, 2015 that he plans to retire from Amtrak in September 2016, following nearly eight years…
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