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USDOT and Chicago Union Station move towards $1B redevelopment plan
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 rebranding as WSP
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff announced Jan. 12 that it will assume the WSP name effective May 2017.
OmniTRAX affiliate sells land for Sand Springs public safety facility
Sheffield Crossing 1, LLC, a managed affiliate of OmniTRAX, Inc., is selling a 10-acre lot in its recently acquired site to the City of Sand Springs, Okla. Located southwest of…
$1B agreement for CTA's Red and Purple Lines
Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced Jan. 9 a $1 billion funding agreement for the first phase of the Red and Purple Modernization Program (RPM).
Krauss to lead Advisory Projects in DC for WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff
Kurt W. Krauss has been named chief projects officer for the U.S. Advisory Services group at WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff.
NRC names new Hall of Famers
On January 4, 2017, the National Railroad Construction & Maintenance Association (NRC) announced this year’s entrants into the NRC Hall of Fame:
NYMTA awards L.K. Comstock QBL signaling contract
The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has awarded a $223.3 million contract to L.K. Comstock & Company Inc. to upgrade the New York City Transit Queens Boulevard Line (QBL)…
SYSTRA appoints Rosenblum COO
SYSTRA announced Jan. 4 the appointment of Stanley Rosenblum as Chief Operating Officer.
Executive Director of the Build America Bureau named
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.
NRC announces 2017 Board of Directors
On Dec. 29, 2016, the National Railroad Construction & Maintenance Association (NRC) announced its board elections results. Three new members join the board in 2017:
LRIW nature tour networking event at the NRC Conference
The League of Railway Industry Women (LRIW) announce a networking event and nature tour during the 2017 NRC Conference.
NRC names 2016 Field Employee of the Year
The National Railroad Construction & Maintenance Association (NRC) named Greg Dunn, Project Manager for Herzog Contracting Corp., as the 2016 NRC Field Employee of the Year.
NRC awards Large Project of 2016
On Dec. 21, 2016, the National Railroad Construction & Maintenance Association (NRC) named the Exposition Light Rail Transit Phase 2 Design-Build Project (Expo 2) by Skanska-Rados Joint Venture (SRJV) as…
ASLRRA selects GREX
The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) announced on Dec. 21 its selection of Georgetown Rail Equipment Company (GREX) as a preferred provider in the association’s Member Discount…
NRC awards Small Project of 2016
On Dec. 21, 2016, the National Railroad Construction & Maintenance Association (NRC) named the Walong to Marcel 2nd Track project by Granite Construction as the 2016 Small Project of the…
Road & Rail Services wins TDSI Terminal Excellence Award
Road & Rail Services, Inc. was recently awarded the Terminal Excellence Award for the month of September 2016 by CSX’s subsidiary, TDSI.
Railtech Matweld finalizes merger with Boutet
Railtech Matweld announced Dec. 13 that it has finalized its merger and integration with Railtech Boutet over the past few months.
CHSRA issues RFQ for early train operator
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…
First freight rail shipment at North Carolina Industrial Center
Representatives from Cambro Manufacturing, the North Carolina Railroad Company (NCRR) the Alamance Chamber of Commerce, as well as Alamance County and the City of Mebane, gathered Dec. 17 for the…
OmniTRAX reactivates grain silo with West Plains LLC and Port of Brownsville
OmniTRAX, Inc., announced Dec. 14 that it worked with the Port of Brownsville to help facilitate the lease of a large grain-handling facility to West Plains LLC at the Port.…
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