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Amtrak completes Niantic River Bridge replacement
Amtrak has completed its three-year Niantic River Bridge Replacement Project, "which provides improved operational reliability for rail passengers along the Northeast Corridor with increased train speeds, less disruption to the…
Amtrak names Logue chief safety officer
Amtrak named Michael Logue chief safety officer, effective July 29, 2013. He will report directly to DJ Stadtler, vice president of operations.
Amtrak’s DC – Norfolk service sees significant passenger use
Amtrak has seen more than 70,000 passengers on its Northeast Regional route between Washington, D.C., and Norfolk.
Illinois Lawmakers unite in TIGER grant application
A bipartisan group of Illinois lawmakers have united in support of the application for federal Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant funding submitted earlier this month by the city…
CTLGroup CEO steps down, temporary replacement named
Engineering firm CTLGroup says its President and CEO Jeffrey Garrett, Ph.D., S.E., has resigned and Timothy Tonyan, Ph.D., vice president and group manager of materials consulting practice, will serve as…
RSAC recommends passenger rail crashworthiness standards to accommodate HSR
The Federal Railroad Administration's (FRA) Railroad Safety Advisory Committee (RSAC) voted unanimously on implementing new crashworthiness performance standards for next generation high-speed passenger rail equipment that will operate in the…
CHSRA granted exemption from STB
The Surface Transportation Board granted an exemption for construction of 65 miles of California high speed railroad right-of-way between Merced and Fresno, Calif., on Thursday, June 13, 2013.
JLP hires former Amtrak construction manager
J.L. Patterson & Associates, Inc. (JLP) hired Harry Steelman as senior construction manager, a former Amtrak construction manager.
USDOT receives 568 applications for latest TIGER Grants
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood says that the strong demand for Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grants continues, as once again the number of applications has surpassed the available…
Boardman: We are eating our assets alive
The reduced level of federal investment in Northeast Corridor (NEC) infrastructure has resulted in a cumulative degradation of its components, nearing the loss of asset functionality and decreased reliability of…
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