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Quad-Cities passenger rail grant deadline extended Federal funding to support the reintroduction of passenger rail between Chicago and the Quad Cities area has been preserved with an extension agreement.

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Federal funding to support the reintroduction of passenger rail between Chicago and the Quad Cities area has been preserved with an extension agreement. U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-IL) confirmed that the Illinois Department of Transportation and...
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Amtrak has chosen Hill International and CH2M to provide program management support services for its Gateway Program in the Northeast Corridor.    Both firms will guide Amtrak as it works the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), New...
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Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx are moving forward with the procurement process to build four GO rail stations and a rail tunnel to support Go Regional Express Rail (RER). IO is leading the procurement process while...
fra-awards-25-million-in-safety-grants
Safety at crossings, stations and tracks in 14 states and the District of Columbia will be enhanced thanks to $25 million in grants awarded by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA).   FRA awarded funds to 23 projects....
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TranSystems Corp., an engineering and architecture solutions consulting firm, has hired Dana Shaeffer, PE, as its new senior project manager.   Shaeffer served most recently as program manager for Amtrak’s Gateway Program and has more than 16...

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The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) released a study this week that reveals a 90 percent drop in safety risks for those who commute using public transportation rather than driving.   Entitled The Hidden Traffic Safety Solution:...
conndot-prefers-long-span-vertical-lift-bridge-for-walk-bridge-replacement
The Connecticut Department of Transportation's (ConnDOT) preferred alternative to replace the Walk Bridge in Norwalk, Conn., is a Long Span Vertical Lift bridge. The preferred alternative was released along with the publication of the Environmental Assessment/Section...
wsdot-still-has-5-million-available-for-freight-rail-projects
The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) has reopened the application period for $5 million in loans for freight rail projects. WSDOT said public-sector agencies such as port districts and local governments have another chance to...
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Joseph Rago, PE, CEM, LEED, joined HNTB Corporation as senior project manager and associate vice president in the firm's Northeast Division rail and transit practice. He is based in the firm's Newark, New Jersey, office. Prior...
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Officials held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Aug. 29 to mark the completion of the Carpenter Street underpass, a grade separation project that will also help support larger rail improvements in Springfield, Ill. The $20-million underpass...