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Trio of Illinois Congressmen urge passing of PTC extension
On Oct. 21, U.S. Reps. Mike Quigley (D-IL-5), a member of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development appropriations subcommittee, Dan Newhouse (R-WA-04), a member of the House Agriculture Committee and…
Texas Central enters agreement for engineering and pre-construction work
Texas Central Partners entered into an agreement with Dallas to Houston Constructors (DHC), a joint venture between Archer Western Construction and Ferrovial Agroman US Corp. (FAUS), that includes engineering and…
Amtrak Cascades celebrates 20 years of international rail service
It has been 20 years since the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) and Amtrak launched Amtrak Cascades passenger train service to Canada. Today, international ridership on the line continues…
Chicago Union Station revitalization plan moves forward
Amtrak, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Metra and the Regional Transportation Authority revealed a set of initiatives on Friday aimed at advancing the master plan to redevelop Chicago's Union Station.
Work to begin next week in Kansas for Amtrak Southwest Chief upgrades
Work is expected to begin next week on infrastructure improvements for the Amtrak Southwest Chief route, which will upgrade several miles of the La Junta subdivision of the BNSF Kansas…
NJDOT leadership change underway
The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) Commissioner Jamie Fox will make his anticipated transition back to the private sector by the end of the month, when NJDOT Deputy Commissioner…
HNTB nabs CHSRA design and construction contract
The California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) Board of Directors has awarded HNTB Corporation the project and construction management contract for Construction Package 4. HNTB will provide design and construction oversight…
UP and BNSF win distinguished Hay Award at AREMA Conference
The American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA) presented the 2015 Dr. William W. Hay Award for Excellence to Union Pacific and BNSF for the Tower 55 Multimodal Improvement Project…
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).
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