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Jacobs Selected for First Ever Rail Microgrid Project

January 6, 2017 - in Rail, Transportation

DALLAS - Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE:JEC) has been selected by NJ TRANSIT to provide design and general engineering services for the NJ TRANSIT Microgrid (NJ TRANSITGRID) project. The objective of the $577 million NJ TRANSITGRID project, the first…

FRA Unveils Recommendations for Faster Rail Travel in the Northeast Corridor

January 3, 2017 - in Rail, Transportation

More trains. Faster travel. Smoother rides. After four years of gathering ideas from elected and state officials, as well as the public, the Federal Railroad…

Latest Data on Positive Train Control Implementation Show Uneven Progress across Railroads

November 29, 2016 - in Rail, Transportation

The Federal Railroad Administration today released third quarter 2016 data submitted by railroads on their progress in implementing Positive Train Control…

CH2M’s Program Management Team Helps Fort Worth Transportation Authority Advance TEXRail to Construction

October 10, 2016 - in Rail, Transportation

FORT WORTH, Texas -  On August 24, the Fort Worth Transportation Authority (FWTA) broke ground at three separate locations for the new 27 mile, nine-station TEXRail commuter rail system that will connect downtown Fort Worth with the Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW)…

MPT Project Success at Light Rail Awards

October 10, 2016 - in Awards, Rail, Transportation

The Laing O’Rourke, VolkerRail and Thales (MPT) project team is celebrating after taking top honours at this year’s Global Light Rail Awards. The joint venture took home a trio of awards including the Significant Safety Award - for the range and variety…

Strategic Noise Mapping for the German Federal Railway Authority

September 26, 2016 - in Rail

Karlsruhe - Commissioned by the German Federal Railway Authority, and under the direction of Disy Informationssysteme GmbH, the consortium of firms Disy, Pöyry and SoundPLAN are performing strategic environmental noise mapping of German rail lines up to mid-2017.…

Wisconsin Governor Announces $37 Million in Freight Rail Awards

September 15, 2016 - in Rail, Transportation

Governor Scott Walker today announced $37 million in grants and loans for six freight rail improvement projects. The goal of Wisconsin’s Freight Railroad Assistance Program is to increase the use of rail transportation and support economic development and…

Michael Baker International Appoints Metro Veteran Don Sepulveda to Rail and Transit Practice Lead for its West Region

September 14, 2016 - in Rail, Transportation

Michael Baker International, a global leader in engineering, planning and consulting services, recently named Don Sepulveda, P.E., as vice president, rail and transit practice lead in the West Region, to expand the company’s transportation and rail presence…

Amtrak Invest $2.4 Billion for Next-Gen High-Speed Trainsets and Infrastructure Upgrades

August 29, 2016 - in Rail, Transportation

WASHINGTON – Amtrak is contracting with Alstom to produce 28 next-generation high-speed trainsets that will replace the equipment used to provide Amtrak’s premium Acela Express service. The contract is part of $2.45 billion that will be invested on the…

FRA Awards $25 Million in Grants for Positive Train Control Implementation

August 22, 2016 - in Rail, Transportation

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today awarded $25 million in grants for 11 projects in six states and the District of Columbia to assist in implementing Positive Train Control (PTC).  FRA…