Author: David C. Lester

Amtrak Increasing Acela Speeds in New Jersey

Amtrak passengers can now travel even faster on Acela as recent infrastructure improvements along a 16-mile segment of the Northeast Corridor in New Jersey between South Brunswick (Monmouth Junction) and Trenton known as the Raceway can accommodate speeds of up to 150 mph.

Jim Wrinn, Trains magazine Editor, 61, dies after more than 17 years at helm of magazine. (Kalmbach Media)
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Jim Wrinn, 1961-2022

Jim Wrinn, the longtime editor of Trains magazine, died at home on March 30 after a long illness.

CHSRA Meets Federal Grant Match—Early

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has notified the California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) that it has fully met its state funding match requirements for federal dollars one year ahead of schedule.

Hamidreza Rezaei, Vice President, National Technical Director of Underground Structures, STV
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STV Appoints Rezaei VP

Hamidreza Rezaei has joined engineering and construction management firm STV as Vice President, National Technical Director of Underground Structures.

FRA Offers $198MM in SOGR Grants

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has issued a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)—including $198 million in grant funding—for the Federal-State Partnership for State of Good Repair Grant Program (Partnership Program); applications are due March 7, 2022.