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High-speed rail, Peninsula electrification make California wish list for federal funds The state of California put forth its initial list of priority infrastructure projects to the National Governor's Association for consideration by the federal government.

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Peter Gertler has rejoined HNTB Corporation as a senior vice president in a corporate and national strategic business development role, based in Oakland, Calif. HNTB calls Gertler a nationally recognized rail and transit expert who brings...
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The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has launched the search for a permanent CEO and general manager for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA). Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker made the announcement during an address before the...
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CSX has called a special meeting of shareholders for March 16, 2017, "to seek shareholder guidance on certain extraordinary requests of Mantle Ridge and Hunter Harrison."   CSX said it had engaged in discussions with Mantle Ridge,...
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Canadian Pacific has enhanced its sales and marketing team in a move the railroad said will better meet the needs of its current and potential customers. CP named John Brooks senior vice president and chief marketing...
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Michelle Dippel has been promoted to transportation environmental services director at HDR and will be based in Austin, Texas. Dippel will be responsible for providing leadership in support of program development, project delivery and the pursuit...

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The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) will withhold five percent of federal funds to the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia until a new Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) State Safety Oversight Program (SSOP) is...
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The Alaska Railroad Corporation (ARRC), citing reduced business and revenues, has cut 49 positions, laying off 31 employees. ARRC said the current round of position eliminations is part of a "major corporate restructuring effort" as the...
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Pettibone/Traverse Lift, LLC,  has appointed Scott Raffaelli as its new vice president and general manager.     Under his new role, Raffaelli will oversee all of the manufacturing company’s activities, such as managing engineering, operations, sales and other...
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Scott E. Trommer has been named a principal with the U.S. Advisory Services division of WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff.   In his new position, Trommer will manage transit and rail project development and finance activities, with responsibility...
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Chicago officials have announced plans to add a new Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) station along the Green Line at Damen Avenue.     The new station is intended to better serve the growing business corridor on Chicago’s Near...

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