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Is there a plot against passenger trains?
Following Amtrak’s tragic wreck of Northeast Regional train 188, the news media, as expected, sprung into action, filling the airwaves and cyberspace and newspapers with speculation, analysis, sensationalism—and even some…
UP Express highlight of Global AirRail Conference
Toronto’s venerable Royal York Hotel, built by the Canadian Pacific Railway, was the main setting for the 2015 Global AirRail Conference, held May 20-23, 2015. The hotel’s location was ideal,…
Parsons names Walker to key eastern U.S. post
Parsons Corp. has appointed of Jannet M. Walker as Vice President and Deputy Eastern Sector Manager of the company’s Rail and Transit Systems Division. She will be based in Jacksonville,…
Parsons lands O'Hare airport people-mover contract
The City of Chicago Department of Aviation has awarded a $310 million design-build contract to Parsons to replace and expand O’Hare International Airport’s Automated Transit System (ATS) on a basis.
Metrorail back on track
Armed with a $1.14 billion capital plan, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority continues to expand and improve the storied Metrorail system.
PB names Papazoglou senior supervising engineer
Parsons Brinckerhoff has named Christopher Papazoglou a senior supervising engineer in its New York City office, with technical and managerial responsibilities on rail design projects in the New York region.…
Ontario’s Finch West LRT gets the go-ahead
On April 27, 2015, the Minister of Transportation of the Province of Ontario announced that construction would proceed on the 6.83-mile Finch West LRT project, located in the northwest suburbs…
Carolina Worrell joins Railway Age as Managing Editor
Carolina Worrell has joined Railway Age as Managing Editor, based at Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corp.’s headquarters in New York City.
SANDAG releases 35-year regional plan
The San Diego Association of Governments’ (SANDAG) Board of Directors released the draft version of San Diego Forward: The Regional Plan, which provides the big-picture vision of how the region…
Wabtec reports record first-quarter earnings
An 18% increase in sales combined with a 19% increase in earnings per diluted share compared to a year ago produced a record first-quarter 2015 for Wilmerding, Pa.-based Wabtec Corp.
Atkins expands in North America
U.K.-based Atkins, a global design, engineering and project management firm, is expanding its rail transportation presence in North America with new executive hires and a new design center in Pittsburgh,…
Ontario on the move
Ontario’s Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GHTA) has entered into a new growth phase, thanks to funding availability, and political leadership that seems to recognize the importance of mobility that’s…
Foxx sends long-term transportation bill to Congress
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx on Monday, March, 2015 sent a six-year transportation bill to Congress, the "Generating Renewal, Opportunity, and Work with Accelerated Mobility, Efficiency, and Rebuilding of Infrastructure…
NYCT named in OSHA harassment ruling
The U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has ruled that an MTA New York City Transit supervisor discriminated against an employee for exercising his safety rights…
Gannett Fleming elevates two
Gannett Fleming has promoted two key executives to senior level positions.
Honolulu HART cancels URS contract
Mindful of a potential conflict of interest, the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) has canceled a $63 million contract previously awarded to URS Corp. in a consultant role.
Menches named WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff communications chief
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff named Jayanti Menches Director of Communications for the combined company’s U.S./Central and South America region.
Honolulu rail station bids run high again
The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) unsealed bids Tuesday, March 10, 2015, for rail station construction of its 20-mile rapid transit line, and found targeted costs running higher than…
CTA 2014 ridership drops, but rail sets record
Ridership on Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) operations fell 3% during 2014, driven by an 8% decline in bus ridership, CTA's largest clientele, and overshadowing a gain in rail ridership of…
MBTA restores full rail transit service
Massachusetts Bay Transporation Authority said Monday, Feb. 23, 2015 it has restored normal service frequency to all branches and stations throughout its core subway and trolley system (the "T") in…
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