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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.
Amtrak’s Hoosier State passenger train, which operates four days per week between Indianapolis and Chicago, will revert to railcars, locomotives and on-board services supplied by Amtrak beginning March 1, replacing…
Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) on Jan. 23 announced his selections for Full Committee Vice Chairman and the Committee’s six Subcommittee Chairmen for the 115th Congress:
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…
Chicago announced Jan. 12 that the city, along with Amtrak, Metra, the RTA and the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Build America Bureau are entering into an Emerging Projects Agreement…
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff announced Jan. 12 that it will assume the WSP name effective May 2017.
Brightline unveiled its first trainset in Florida on Jan. 11. 
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.
Kurt W. Krauss has been named chief projects officer for the U.S. Advisory Services group at WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff.
Amtrak announced Jan. 4 several significant management and organizational changes instituted by President and CEO Wick Moorman.
Bolivia’s Ministry of Public Works, Services and Housing and the Paraguayan Ministry of Public Works and Communications signed a bilateral memorandum of understanding on Jan. 2 pledging to carry out…
SYSTRA announced Jan. 4 the appointment of Stanley Rosenblum as Chief Operating Officer.
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.
The League of Railway Industry Women (LRIW) announce a networking event and nature tour during the 2017 NRC Conference.
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.
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