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Watco Companies named Gary Vaughn senior vice president, regulatory rela¬tions and compliance.

Bryan Mulqueen was named the national manager of Gannett Fleming's Transit & Rail Practice. In this role, Mulqueen is responsible for maintaining the quality and consistency of the practice's work products, leading the growth of the practice and facilitating work sharing and staffing of proje ...
A new report issued by Amtrak summarizes and updates the ongoing planning efforts to expand capacity on the Northeast Corridor rail network to accommodate more trains operating at faster speeds with significantly reduced trip times and improved service reliability, while also developing 220 mph n ...

Washington state regulators approved funds to improve the safety at two railroad crossings in Stevens County, Wash.

The California Legislature's vote to approve funding for the Caltrain Modernization Project as part of the California High-speed Rail Authority's effort marks a milestone in bringing modern electric rail service to the San Francisco Bay area. The bill authorizes $600 million in high-speed rail fu ...

New York City Transit will advance rehabilitation of a bridge and perform another round of FASTRACK improvements in the coming weeks.

On Friday, July 6, the California Senate followed the State Assembly in approving funds for the first 130 miles of the planned high-speed rail corridor. Voter-approved bonds to finance the project can now be sold with the bill's passage.

A successful Railway Engineering Education Symposium (REES) was held June 11-13 in Overland Park, Kan. REES 2012 brought together 28 "student professors" and 21 instructors, who represented more than 30 universities from both the United States and Canada.

Canadian National plans to construct five extended sidings on its B.C. North Line in 2012 as part of a multi-year capital program to expand freight train capacity to handle growing freight volumes along its important Edmonton, Alberta, to Prince Rupert, B.C., corridor.

Tony Ingram has resigned from the Canadian Pacific Board of Directors. This is the third member of the board to resign in the past month following a tough proxy battle that came to a head at the railroad's annual meeting in May in which then-president and CEO, Fred Green, stepped down.

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