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Wick Moorman to take helm of Amtrak Charles "Wick" Moorman, retired chairman, CEO and president of Norfolk Southern will take the lead of Amtrak beginning Sept. 1.
Canada, Ontario reach US$2.3B funding agreement for infrastructure The government of Canada and the province of Ontario reached an agreement that makes CA$2.97 billion (US$2.3 billion) in combined funding available for infrastructure improvements in the province.
USDOT taps state funding to support WMATA safety oversight The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) is reallocating funds for three jurisdictions to back Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) safety oversight work.
TEX Rail construction gets underway The 27-mile TEX Rail commuter rail project kicked off construction activities with a trio of groundbreaking ceremonies in Fort Worth, Grapevine and North Richland Hills, Texas on Aug. 24.
Jacoby resigns from Harsco Rail Scott Jacoby has resigned as president of Harsco Rail. Harsco Corp. President and CEO Nick Grasberger will serve as interim president effective immediately.

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August 29, 2016
The American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA) presented the 2016 Dr. William W. Hay Award for Excellence to TranSystems for the Chicago Region Environmental and Transportation Efficiency (CREATE) Program P-1 Englewood Flyover project.
uta-executive-committee-recommends-benson-as-new-president
August 26, 2016
After serving as the Utah Transit Authority (UTA) interim president and CEO for a year, the UTA’s executive committee for the Board of Trustees formally recommended Jerry Benson this week to hold the title permanently.
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August 26, 2016
Officials on opposite sides of the country outlined plans to enhance safety of local rail systems using recently awarded federal funds.
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August 26, 2016
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx visited the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (SCVTA) Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Silicon Valley Phase 1 construction site this week to observe how the $900 million investment in the...
August 25, 2016
Florida East Coast Railway (FEC) has announced that Bradley S. Hall will serve as the company’s new vice president of sales in the carload segment.
sound-transit-to-open-new-light-rail-station-in-seattle
August 25, 2016
Sound Transit, the Greater Seattle area’s regional transportation system, has announced that light-rail service will begin Sept. 24 at the new Angle Lake light-rail station.
tex-rail-construction-gets-underway
August 25, 2016
The 27-mile TEX Rail commuter rail project kicked off construction activities with a trio of groundbreaking ceremonies in Fort Worth, Grapevine and North Richland Hills, Texas on Aug. 24.
indiana-rail-road-venture-logistics-launch-intermodal-warehouse
August 25, 2016
Two Indiana-based transportation companies, the Indiana Rail Road (INRD) and Venture Logistics, celebrated a ribbon-cutting ceremony Aug. 24 at the new Venture Rail Warehouse and Distribution Center on Indianapolis’ south side.
cdpq-infra-enters-aerial-structure-agreement-with-cn
August 24, 2016
CDPQ Infra announced Aug. 24 that the company has entered an agreement with Canadian National Railway (CN) to further its Réseau Electrique Métropolitain (REM) project.
university-of-huddersfield-finds-cost-effective-way-to-increase-crossing-safety
August 24, 2016
A United Kingdom-based team says it is feasible to enhance grade-crossing safety using a network of tiny wireless sensors powered by vibrations of an approaching train.