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Amtrak selects names for two new trains, upgrades Wi-Fi service
More than 1,200 people participated in a month-long survey to name two new Amtrak Cascades trains, which have been named Mt. Jefferson and Mt. Bachelor.
Gov. McDonnell signs $5.9 billion transportation funding bill
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has signed Virginia's Road to the Future, the state's first transportation funding plan approved in 27 years, which will increase funding for Virginia's transit providers by…
VIA Rail releases 2012 Annual Report
VIA Rail Canada has released its 2012 Annual Report to the public. The company's continued commitment to the efficient use of public funds helped bring down the operating deficit for…
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…
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