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NJT’s Santoro calling it quits New Jersey Transit Executive Director Steve Santoro, who has spent 18 years with the agency, submitted his resignation to New Jersey Transportation Commissioner Rick Hammer on Jan. 5. He will be leaving in April and said he is “committed to ensuring a smooth transition for the new administration” of incoming Governor Phil Murphy.

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The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has granted The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (SCVTA) a three-month extension to complete the Federal New Starts funding program's project development phase. The extension applies to the six-mile BART Silicon Valley Phase II Extension, from...
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Scott Hudson has been named senior transit and rail manager in the Dallas office of WSP USA, formerly WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, the engineering and professional services consultancy. Hudson has two decades of experience designing and managing highway, rail, and bus...
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Walter J. Winzen, founder and chief executive of Transportation Products Sales Company (TPSC) died at home Jan. 19 of heart failure. After serving in the U.S. Army from 1962-64, Winzen attended Washington University, studying Electrical Engineering and Business while concurrently working...
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Whether a federal government shutdown lasts one day or for weeks or months, safety-critical functions affecting railroads are undisturbed. Agencies such as the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), Pipelines and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and Surface...
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David Warner has been named Northwest Pacific district manager, Seattle office area manager and vice president of WSP USA, formerly WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff. The engineering and professional services consultancy said that Warner, who is based in the firm’s Seattle office,...

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The California High-Speed Rail Authority on Jan. 17 named Brian P. Kelly as its new chief executive officer, the same day it received a new report that found delays and higher-than-expected costs would inflate the price of the project by...
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Alaska Gov. Bill Walker signed an order establishing the governor's Commuter Rail Advisory Task Force, to evaluate the possibility of commuter rail service connecting Anchorage and the Matanuska-Susitna Valley, Alaska. The lone ground transportation link that connects the two communities currently...
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The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) is celebrating the completion of the state's largest program of passenger and freight rail infrastructure improvements. The Piedmont Improvement Program (PIP) is intended to enhance safety, reliability and efficiency for both freight and passenger...
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Sunnie House, Vice President and Western Regional Manager for North America Rail for Parsons, has been appointed Chair of the California Transportation Foundation (CTF) Board of Directors. The CTF is a charitable organization that supports California’s transportation community with awards for...
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Southco, Inc., a producer of engineered access products, has recently expanded its line of rotary latching solutions with the launch of the R4-81 Rotary Latch with Paddle Actuator. The newest addition to the R4 Rotary Latch series combines a compact...

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