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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…
Gov. O’Malley appoints new secretary of MDOT and new administrator of the MTA
Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley appointed James Smith, Jr., as secretary of the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) and Robert Smith as the administrator for the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA).
CHSRA passes the reins to the SJRRC, appoints Henning to board
The California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) Board of Directors has voted to transfer full leadership and funding for rail planning in the Altamont Corridor to the San Joaquin Regional Rail…
Illinois Officials sign rail design work on 10th Street corridor
Illinois Transportation Secretary Ann Schneider, Springfield Mayor Michael Houston and Sangamon County Chairman Andy Van Meter signed an Intergovernmental Cooperation Agreement (IGA) to advance design work as a part of…
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