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LKG-CMC names Sheila Wray Given to key post
LKG-CMC Inc. (LKG) has named Sheila Wray Given a principal and business development executive in the firm’s Glendale, Calif., headquarters, with responsibility for the transit and rail market sectors and…
ASLRRA applauds Amtrak's selection of Moorman
The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) released the following statement by President Linda Bauer Darr in response to the Amtrak Board of Directors’ introduction of Wick Moorman…
Canada, Ontario reach $2.3 billion funding agreement for infrastructure
The government of Canada and the province of Ontario reached an agreement that makes C$2.97 billion (US$2.3 billion) in combined funding available for infrastructure improvements in the province.
CTC allocates $55M to rail, safety projects in California
The California Transportation Commission (CTC) allocated $814 million to 135 transportation projects in the state and includes $55 million to four rail and safety projects.
Wick Moorman named Amtrak chief executive
Amtrak’s next President and Chief Executive Officer is an experienced and deeply respected Class I freight railroader who brings more than 40 years in railroading to the position: Charles W.…
California caps and trades $374 million for rail
As California's Cap and Trade program of greenhouse gas emissions advances, rail projects receive development grants: On August 16, the California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA) announced 14 recipients for the…
FRA awards $25 million for PTC implementation
Eleven projects across six states and the District of Columbia will receive grants from the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) to assist in the implementation of Positive Train Control (PTC).
For Caltrain, 16 KISSes from Stadler (but no FLIRTs)
Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board (Caltrain) CEO Jim Hartnett and Stadler Group CEO Peter Spuhler on Aug. 15, 2016 signed a $551 million contract for 16 KISSes.
PTSI, CRSA offer physical characteristics training conference
PTSI Transportation and the Chicago Railroad Superintendents Association are jointly offering the Railroad and Rail Transit Physical Characteristics Training and Testing: Are We Where We Need to Be? conference in…
First refurbished Polar Bear Express coach unveiled
Ontario, Canada Premier Kathleen Wynne unveiled the first of 16 refurbished Polar Bear Express passenger cars in North Bay on Aug. 12, 2016.
Pennsylvania to allocate $61.9 billion to statewide transportation improvements
Pennsylvania’s State Transportation Commission (STC) has announced updates to the state’s 12-Year Transportation program, effective Oct. 1.
Big weekend for Yankees, and rail?
On a big weekend for the Yankees, recent photos show another big move for the team: to trains.
FTA issues Public Transportation Safety Program final rule
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) issued the Public Transportation Safety Program final rule on August 11th.
Fishman joins Nossaman Infrastructure Practice Group
Edward Fishman, an experienced attorney who specializes in infrastructure projects, principally in the transportation and logistics sector, has joined the Infrastructure Practice Group of Nossaman LLP as a Partner.
Charger burning up the rails in Pueblo
Siemens’ new higher-speed Charger diesel-electric passenger locomotive is undergoing a comprehensive testing program at the Transportation Technology Center Inc. (TTCI) in Pueblo, Colo., prior to entry into revenue service in…
Amtrak prepares RFQ to turn P3 attention to Baltimore Penn Station
Amtrak continues on the public-private partnership (P3) path for Baltimore's Penn Station. A Request for Qualifications (RFQ) is in the works, seeking a Master Developer partnership for the station and…
Three states see Southwest Chief renovations
Amtrak President and CEO Joe Boardman visited Kansas, Colorado and New Mexico last week, along the Southwest Chief route, showing his appreciation of local, state and federal partners for their…
MassDOT creates Director of Sustainable Mobility role
Jackie DeWolfe has been appointed to the newly created position of Director of Sustainable Mobility for the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT).
Chugging forward: FRA releases NEC Comment Summary Report
In 2012, the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) launched NEC Future, to focus on upgrade possibilities of the critical Northeast Corridor (NEC). On July 28, as the process chugs along, FRA…
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…
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