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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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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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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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Wabtec Corp. has appointed Donald M. Itzkoff as Vice President, Government Relations and Public Affairs. Itzkoff comes to Wabtec from General Electric, where he led U.S. government affairs for GE Transportation. He previously served as Deputy Federal Railroad Administrator in the...
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Operation Lifesaver, Inc., the national nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting safety at railroad crossings and along railroad rights-of-way, has developed new materials for its trained volunteer speakers to use in safety presentations with students in kindergarten through middle school. “Operation Lifesaver...
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The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) has awarded Cubic Transportation Systems (CTS) a contract with for an integrated mobile app in support of the TAP regional contactless fare system. TAP links 24 transit agencies across the Los Angeles...
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Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pa.), Chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, will not seek re-election in November 2018, the mid-term elections. Shuster took office in 2001 and is serving his third, two-year term as chair of the House...
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U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Secretary Elaine Chao sent a form letter to 47 Class 1, intercity and state and local transit authorities to stress the urgency and importance of implementing Positive Train Control (PTC) by Dec. 31, 2018. Chao’s letter...

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