WSP USA, formerly WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, has promoted Barbara Arens to Central Region Business Manager, Transportation and Infrastructure Sector.

A Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) has been issued for the Susquehanna River Rail Bridge Project.

The planned extension of Toronto Transit Commission's Yonge Subway north to the York Region received a CA$36-million (US$27.18 million) infusion from the government of Canada to advance planning preliminary engineering.

Ontario Transportation Minister Steve Del Duca visited Go Transit's Willowbrook depot on June 15 to announce that the province has launched the Transit Project Assessment Process (TPAP) for the Go Rail Electrification program.

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) released a Request for Proposals (RFP) to study and identify current and future commuter rail needs and improvements as part of the MBTA's Commuter Rail Vision.

Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau announced on June 15 that the federal government will contribute CA $1.28 billion (US $960 million) towards the CA $6.04 billion (US $4.56 billion) cost of constructing Montreal's Metropolitan Electric Network (REM).

As the summer season gets underway, Amtrak is raising awareness about safety in an effort to reduce injuries and fatalities resulting from unsafe behavior by motorists and pedestrians on railroad crossings and tracks.

The Association of American Railroads (AAR) filed comments with the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) on June 12, detailing the importance of preserving North American trade relationships to freight railroads.

More than 300 shortline and regional railroads earned Jake Awards from the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) for their safety performance in 2016.

HDR Chairman and CEO Geroge A. Little announced his retirement, effective December 31, 2017. The board unanimously agreed with Little's replacement recommendation of Eric L. Keen.

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