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Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority appointed Elizabeth Bradford to director of marketing in the authority's Division of Public and Government Affairs.

Paul Skoutelas, a seven-year employee of Parsons Brinckerhoff, has been appointed director of the firm's Transit & Rail Technical Excellence Center.

Project 16 of the West Vancouver Freight Access (WVFA) Project, a new rail entrance at the Port of Vancouver USA in Washington state, will begin work by the end of August and is scheduled to be completed by February 28, 2013.

L.B. Foster Company appointed John Kasel to senior vice president, Rail Business. In this new role, Kasel will be responsible for the performance and success of the company's rail-related businesses, which will be combined under his leadership.

Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority promoted Ronald Hopkins to assistant general manager of operations.

Las Vegas Railway Express, Inc. (X Train), the company building a luxury passenger train with planned rail service between Southern California and Las Vegas, Nev., has selected Carpenter Sellers Del Gatto Architects as its chief architectural design firm for the X Train's Las Vegas terminal facil ...

The U.S. Department of Transportation is making more than $470 million in unspent earmarks immediately available to states for projects that will create jobs and help improve transportation across the country.

Construction of the biggest Seattle-area Sound Transit 2 construction project to date has kicked off – the 4.3-mile Northgate Link light-rail extension from Husky Stadium to stations serving the U District, Roosevelt and Northgate.

United Transportation Union-represented yardmasters employed by Canadian National's Illinois Central Railroad have reached a new tentative agreement following mediation assistance from the National Mediation Board. A March tentative agreement was rejected by the membership, which will now vote, t ...

The Federal Railroad Administration has obligated $100,000 in response to an application from the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs to study the restoration of Amtrak passenger rail service between Birmingham, Montgomery and Mobile.

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