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Oregon DOT receives six transload facility pre-proposals The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) received six pre-proposals from firms willing to build two transload facilities in Treasure Valley and in the mid-Willamette Valley.
Red River Valley & Western names new executive team Red River Valley & Western Railroad (RRVW) has announced that Victor Meyers joined its new executive leadership team as president effective Jan. 1, 2018. Mark Wegner is serving as chief executive officer.  
Parsons adds Ryan to rail team Jennifer Ryan, a longtime rail project engineer and winner of Railway Age's inaugural Women in Rail award, has joined Parsons as a Senior Project Manager, Rail, in the corporation's Irvine, Calif., office.  
HNTB names Becherer as Chicago office leader HNTB Corporation has appointed Mark Becherer, PE, as its Chicago office leader.  
FTA approval advances KC Streetcar extension to development phase The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has given official authorization to the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) and the Kansas City Streetcar Authority (KCSA) as well as the City of Kansas City, Mo., (KCMO) to move the KC Streetcar Main Street Extension project into the project development phase.  

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Valley Metro accepted delivery of rail for its Gilbert Road light-rail extension in Mesa, Ariz.

17 January 2018

CHSRA names Kelly CEO

The California High-Speed Rail Authority's (CHSRA) Board of Directors named Brian P. Kelly as its new chief executive officer, effective Feb. 1, 2018.

 

The Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) has been released for the Port of Long Beach's (POLB) proposed redeveloped of a rail yard to transition more cargo to rail.

The Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Cap Metro) Board of Directors in Austin, Texas, has named Randy Clarke as the agency's next president and CEO.

 

January will see the final five miles of rail installed as part of the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) Double Track project.

The Central Maine & Québec Railway (CMQ) has announced two appointments in the New Year.

 

Florida East Coast Railway, the regional carrier operating 350 miles of main line from Miami to Jacksonville, has a new president and chief executive officer.

 

Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Rep. Michael Capuano (D-MA) introduced legislation Jan. 11 aimed at speeding up the implementation of positive train control (PTC) technology that could prevent catastrophic human-caused rail accidents.

 

MARTA, Atlanta's transit operator, plans to replace its entire railcar fleet, the single biggest item on its to-do list in 2018.

 

The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) is celebrating the completion of the state's largest program of rail infrastructure improvements after seven years.

 

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