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DBi Services acquires Mercier's DBi Services, a global provider of infrastructure operations and maintenance, has acquired the assets of the Ohio-based company Mercier’s Inc., effective Nov. 29.  

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Sound Transit, the Greater Seattle area’s regional transportation system, has awarded a contract to Hoffman Construction Company to begin building its Roosevelt Station in early 2017.     The system’s Roosevelt Station will serve Northgate Link Extension trains...
hoffrichter-named-executive-director-of-michigan-state-rail-program
Dr. Andreas Hoffrichter has been named executive director of Michigan State University's Railway Management Certificate Program. Hoffrichter succeeds Steve Ditmeyer who retired in December 2015. In addition to his role as executive director, Michigan State says...
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President-elect Donald Trump has named Elaine Chao as his choice for U.S. Transportation Secretary. Chao is a former Deputy Transportation Secretary and a former Labor Secretary, and wife of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.)...
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The number of stations and the associated cost have grown for a proposed 41-mile light-rail system in Montréal, Québec. CDPQ Infra, a subsidiary of Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, has added three new stations...
ntsb-unveils-two-year-most-wanted-list
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) unveiled its 2017-2018 Most Wanted List, implementing a new two-year cycle as opposed to the annual one previously used. NTSB Chairman Christopher Hart explained the two-year cycle will help the...

metra-approves-2017-budget-with-fare-increase-to-pay-for-capital-needs
The Metra Board of Directors approved the agency's 2017 budget, which includes a fare increase that will fund needed capital requirements. The $1.06 billion budget provides $781.2 million for operating costs and $279.5 million for capital...
panynj-proposes--billion-operating-and-capital-budget-for-2017
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) has proposed a $6 billion 2017 operating and capital budget. The 2017 PANYNJ proposed operating budget of $3.1 billion will fund ongoing operations, maintenance and security...
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Sound Transit and the Federal Transit Administration issued the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Federal Way Link light-rail extension, which would extend light rail south from Angle Lake in the city of SeaTac...
siemens-bentley-systems-form-alliance-to-push-intelligent-infrastructure
Siemens and Bentley Systems have formalized a strategic alliance agreement where the companies will invest €50 million (US$54.3 million) in developing joint solutions to enlarge their respective offerings for infrastructure and industry to the benefit...
montreal-rail-project-has-five-qualified-bidders
A total of five consortia and companies have qualified to bid on two contracts from CDPQ Infra, subsidiary of Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, to build part of a proposed CA$5.5-billion (US$4.06-billion) light-rail...