Washington State DOT Rail Division

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BNSF, WSDOT awarded W.W. Hay Award

INDIANAPOLIS: At Railway Interchange 2017, the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA) presented the 2017 Dr. William W. Hay Award for Excellence to BNSF and the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) for the Improvements for Passenger Rail Service and Reliability on BNSF Railway in Washington State project.

Siemens turns out first WSDOT Charger

Siemens has rolled out the first production SC-44 Charger locomotive from its Sacramento facility, part of an eight-unit order for the Washington State Department of Transportation.

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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 various U.S. locations.

Kenneth M. Uznanski, Jr., 1962-2014

Kenneth M. Uznanski, Jr., the former head of the Washington State Department of Transportation Rail Division and a highly respected national figure in passenger railroading, died July 7, 2014 at St. Peter Hospital in Olympia, Wash. He was 52.