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Amtrak’s Chicago Gateway Blue Ribbon Panel offers solutions to rail gridlock
The Amtrak panel appointed to find solutions to rail congestion in the Chicago Gateway recommends co-located dispatchers, improved operating practices and projects to prevent $800 billion in impacts from rail…
House T&I Committee introduces legislation for three-year PTC deadline extension
The U.S. House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee leadership introduced legislation to extend the deadline for U.S. railroads to implement Positive Train Control (PTC).
APTA: Two-thirds of Americans are likely to use high-speed rail if available
According to a 2015 survey released by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), if high-speed rail were available today, two-thirds (63 percent) of Americans are likely to use high-speed trains…
Steps taken at federal level to speed up infrastructure projects
The White House Office of Management and Budget, Council on Environmental Quality and U.S. Department of Transportation says the Obama Administration will take steps to accelerate critical infrastructure projects, including…
Richmond to Raleigh rail project gets federal approval
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), the state of North Carolina and the commonwealth of Virginia have signed off on the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the proposed Richmond to…
Las Vegas to L.A. high-speed project gets new partner: China
China Railway International USA CO., LTD. and XpressWest have agreed to form a joint venture that will accelerate the launch of the XpressWest rail project connecting Las Vegas, Nev., to…
Laura Mohr joins HNTB as rail and transit group director for southern California
Laura Mohr joined HNTB Corporation as vice president and rail and transit group director in one of the firm's Los Angeles offices.
SNC-Lavalin names Bruce as president, CEO; Card to retire
SNC-Lavalin has named Neil Bruce president and chief executive officer and a member of the board of directors, succeeding Robert Card, who will retire. Bruce will begin in his new…
GAO calls for additional oversight; AAR calls for deadline extension regarding PTC
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report reviewing the process of Positive Train Control implementation. Bottom line: Most railroads will not meet the deadline.
Feds would pay for half of new Hudson tunnel under Christie-Cuomo proposal
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo sent a letter to President Barack Obama outlining what they call "a viable funding framework to break the logjam…
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