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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…

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,…

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…

Siemens Modernizes Rail Line in Turkey

August 10, 2016 - in Rail

Siemens is to supply state-of-the-art signaling technology for a main-line rail route covering around 380 kilometers from Samsun to Kalin. The line links the Turkish port of Samsun on the Black Sea with the railway junction of Kalin in Central Anatolia. Modernization…

A Crash for Safety – DLR Testing New Crash Concept for Future High Speed Trains

August 9, 2016 - in Rail, Transportation

Rail accidents, even those that occur at low speeds, can have devastating consequences – in many cases, hundreds of tons of moving mass collide with each other, and carriages crash into each other or even derail. In order to protect passengers and crew members…

U.S. Department of Transportation Honors PennDOT in Nation’s First Highway Innovation Showcase

August 8, 2016 - in Rail, Transportation

HARRISBURG, Pa. – U.S. Deputy Transportation Secretary Victor Mendez and Federal Highway Administrator Gregory Nadeau joined state and local officials today at the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Innovation Showcase, and recognized the…