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Amtrak names new chief information officer
Amtrak on Monday announced Jason D. Molfetas is the company's new chief information officer (CIO), effective immediately. Molfetas will report directly to Amtrak President and CEO Joseph Boardman.
Orlando airport eyes FEC rail link
Officials overseeing Orlando International Airport in central Florida say they have approved a request by Florida East Coast Industries to develop plans linking the airport to the Florida East Coast…
Grant aids Montrealer’s return, advocates say
The $7.9 million TIGER IV grant announced Wednesday by the Department of Transportation, bestowed to the Vermont Agency of Transportation and the New England Central Railroad (NECR), will boost efforts…
TIGER IV grants offer modest rail money
The federal government Wednesday announced its distribution of TIGER IV (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) discretionary grants. While many "rail-related" projects were identified, some of those deal more with adjacent…
Transport research program, 50, adds rail to mix
After a half-century, America's celebrated cooperative model of transportation research has gained a railroad focus.
Yankee go home (by train)
The casual nature of the reference is what caught my attention.
Parsons Brinckerhoff promotes Kelly, Eby
Parsons Brinckerhoff said Wednesday it has named Greg Kelly to the newly created position of global Chief Operating Officer (COO). Clifford Eby succeeds Kelly as president of Parsons Brinckerhoff's Americas…
STV marks 100th anniversary
In 1912, Elwyn E. Seelye founded a structural engineering firm in New York City bearing his name. Elwyn E. Seelye & Co. would eventually evolve into a multi-disciplinary practice, and…
Rail accidents down sharply in first quarter
The Federal Railroad Administration's Office of Safety Analysis has reported strong safety gains for 726 reporting railroads in this year's first quarter.
Siemens plans Sacramento layoffs
Siemens Mobility announced Tuesday it will let go 44 employees at it Sacramento, Calif., manufacturing facility.
Obituary: James Seney, 71, Ohio rail advocate
James Seney, an Ohio political figure well-known for his passenger rail advocacy in the Buckeye State Ontario, according to his daughter Allison.
At APTA conference, rail transit at its best
Big D, here I come! On June 2, some colleagues and I will be rumbling (literally) into Dallas to attend selected events in and around the 2012 Rail Transit Conference…
Philadelphia expects 1,000 for HSR Congress
More than 1,000 high-speed rail planners, operators, and equipment manufacturers are expected to gather in Philadelphia July 10-13 for UIC HIGHSPEED 2012, a World Congress sponsored by the Paris-based International Union of Railways,…
Talgo, Inc. displays Series 8 trainsets
Talgo, Inc. opened its Milwaukee factory Sunday to visitors interested in seeing the company's Series 8 trains, manufactured for use by Amtrak on its Hiawatha service linking Milwaukee and Chicago.
Return of Amtrak's Montrealer advanced
Four U.S. Senators representing both New York State and Vermont have revived an effort to restore Amtrak service between Montreal and New York City via Vermont (and New Hampshire).
Canadian Pacific hit by strike
Canadian Pacific began Wednesday suffering a strike delivered by Teamsters Canada.
Operation Lifesaver warns photographers on safety
Operation Lifesaver Thursday cautioned professional photographers to be aware of the risks of taking photos of high school seniors and wedding parties on train tracks or trestles.
PB lands British "twin" rail systems contract
Parsons Brinckerhoff said Wednesday it has been awarded two significant contracts covering design of both high speed and 'conventional' railway systems for Britain's second high speed rail line, linking Birmingham…
FRA notes Downeaster expansion milestone
Amtrak's Downeaster expansion reached a milestone Monday with the official completion of new station platforms in Brunswick and Freeport, Me., which have not seen passenger rail service since 1959.
New Jersey: “Fair share” OK for Gateway Tunnel
Amtrak's Gateway Tunnel project, designed to add rail capacity on the Northeast Corridor under the Hudson River, will get its "fair share" of fiscal support from New Jersey, the state's…
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