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X Train elects chairman and director of the board
Las Vegas Railway Express, Inc. (X Train) elected John McPherson to chairman of the board and George Rebensdorf to director. Former Chairman Gil Lamphere remains on the board as director.
Bowen Civil Engineering now part of Hanson Professional Services
Jacksonville, Fla.-based Bowen Civil Engineering Inc. (BCE) is now part of Hanson Professional Services Inc., adding expanded civil and transportation engineering, design services and 12 engineering professionals to Hanson's national…
USDOT makes $21.9 million available to strengthen transit safety oversight
The U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is making $21.9 million available to help strengthen public transportation safety for millions of riders and transit workers nationwide.
Amtrak launches safety video for kids
Amtrak has launched an animated video to educate kids about rail safety and security.
CHSRA awards Balfour Beatty $120-million management contract
The California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) has awarded a two-year, $120-million contract extension to Parsons Brinckerhoff, Balfour Beatty's professional services division, for program management services on the California High-Speed Rail…
BLET celebrates 150th anniversary
The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen will celebrate its 150th anniversary on May 8; the union was founded on May 8, 1863.
Feds provide $30.2 million to Amtrak for Sandy repairs
The Federal Railroad Administration has released $30.2 million to Amtrak to repair damage caused by Hurricane Sandy along its Northeast Corridor. The funding comes from the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act…
L.B. Foster delivers pipe for San Francisco transit center
L.B. Foster Company has delivered approximately 2,600 tons of 36-inch diameter steel pipe to Balfour Beatty Infrastructure, Inc., for use as lateral shoring struts in the excavation of San Francisco's…
Gannett Fleming receives award for Amtrak security project
Gannett Fleming received a Distinguished Award in the American Council of Engineering Companies of New Jersey's (ACEC/NJ) annual Engineering Excellence Awards competition for its work on the Amtrak Security Improvements…
Amtrak turns 42, calls for federal funding
On May 1, 1971, Amtrak began operations as an intercity passenger rail service provider, marking today, May 1, 2013, as its 42nd anniversary. As Amtrak celebrates this milestone, it is…
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