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Canada 2017 federal budget commits to transit funding Canada's federal 2017 budget was released March 22 in a move the government called "the next step in the government's long-term plan to create jobs and strengthen the middle class."

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Canada's federal 2017 budget was released March 22 in a move the government called "the next step in the government's long-term plan to create jobs and strengthen the middle class." The budget contained few surprises and...
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Julie Tufte, a certified safety professional, recently joined TKDA as safety manager. Tufte will help expand TKDA's in-house safety program and assist clients in developing or managing their own safety programs. Tufte has worked in the industrial...
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David Strong has joined Parsons as vice president and rail systems lead for the New York and New Jersey region.   Strong focuses on the current and future needs and challenges of the NY/NJ Metro Area, policy...
U.S. railroads had the lowest train accident rate on record in 2016, according to data from the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA). Derailment rates, which declined 10 percent in 2016 from 2015, as well as track-caused accident...
The Port of Prince Rupert announced an expansion project for containerized cargo on Ridley Island that will help crops from the Canadian agricultural industry reach international markets while expanding intermodal logistics capacities at the Port...

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Metra has started the next round of its in-house railcar rehabilitation program, where Metra workers with decades of know-how and experience transform old railcars to like-new condition at the agency's 49th Street Car Shop. The first...
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The Operation Lifesaver, Inc., (OLI) Board of Directors named Robert C. VanderClute as chair, following the recent resignation of previous OLI board chair William "Bill" Barringer. "We are thrilled to have Bob VanderClute leading Operation Lifesaver,...
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BROWZ announced the launch of a new software service to assist shortline railroads and their contractors to become compliant and maintain compliance with new Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) Part 219 requirements. The FRA Part 219 requirement,...
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Passenger rail advocates called out the Trump Administration's proposed budget for perceived hypocrisy and undermining the voters who put him in office while the U.S. Department of Transportation's (USDOT) response was more moderate. Acting American Public...
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HNTB Corporation has promoted Rob Troup to transit and rail market sector leader for the Northeast Division. The company has also added Mark Niles as senior project manager and associate vice president, based in Washington,...

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