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XpressWest vows to proceed, despite federal loan denial
It was revealed last week that the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) previously suspended its review of XpressWest's Railroad Rehabilitation and Improvement Financing Program (RRIF) loan for a high-speed…
East Side Access trackwork to speed LIRR and Amtrak trains
For 30 days this summer, crews working on the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority's East Side Access megaproject will build heavy concrete slabs that will serve as the ceiling of…
Feasibility study for Chicago to Columbus HSR line released
The Northeast Indiana Passenger Rail Association, Inc. (NIPRA), released a business plan laying the groundwork for a regional, 11-city passenger rail corridor between Columbus, Ohio, and Chicago, Ill., through Fort…
ADOT narrows passenger rail alternatives down to three
The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) continues to study the feasibility of a passenger rail line between Phoenix and Tucson and has now narrowed the list of alternatives down to…
LACMTA and Caltrans to hold meetings on HDC project
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) and he California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is holding a series of four public meetings to provide information and seek comment on…
Tutor Perini awarded Amtrak concrete casing contract
Tutor Perini Corporation has recently been awarded a contract by Amtrak to construct an underground concrete casing (box tunnel) beneath the Eastern Rail Yard of the Hudson Yards site in…
Foxx Sworn in as 17th U.S. secretary of transportation
Anthony Foxx was sworn in as the nation's 17th secretary of transportation by Judge Nathaniel Jones in a private ceremony at U.S. Department of Transportation headquarters July 2, 2013.
Senate approves Anthony Foxx as next secretary of transportation
The Senate has confirmed Anthony Foxx, the mayor of Charlotte, N.C., as the next U.S. Transportation secretary by a 100-0 vote. Foxx will replace current secretary Ray LaHood.
SYSTRA names new VP, sector manager, planning and operations analysis
SYSTRA has hired Wes Coates as vice president, sector manager, planning & operations analysis.
Hamberger: Freight railroad investments provide foundation for intercity and commuter rail
Association of American Railroads (AAR) President and CEO Edward Hamberger on June 27 told the House Transportation subcommittee on railroads, pipelines and hazardous materials that the billions of private freight…
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