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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…

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…

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…

Fluor-Led Team Completes Second Major U.S. Transit P3 Commuter Rail Line from Denver’s Union Station to Westminster

July 27, 2016 - in Rail, Transportation

IRVING, Texas - Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) announced today that the Denver Eagle P3 Commuter Rail Project completed and opened the six-mile B Line from Denver’s Downtown Union Station to Westminster Station located in the growing Denver-Boulder corridor.…

First Train Beam Installed at MiamiCentral

July 20, 2016 - in Rail, Transportation

MIAMI – June 20, 2016 – The first of 247 massive precast concrete beams (also known as Florida I Beams or FIBs) was lifted into place at MiamiCentral Monday afternoon, as the 11-acre transportation hub continues to take shape in Downtown Miami. The beams…

Atkins and CH2M Win Design and Modelling Contract for Crossrail 2 On-Networks Systems

July 12, 2016 - in Design/Engineering, Projects, Rail

An Atkins and CH2M team has been awarded a £1.5-million contract to deliver the Stage 1 On-Networks Systems programme for Network Rail on the proposed Crossrail 2 project. The project team will work collaboratively on the development of the upgrade designs…

FRA Engages CH2M to Develop a Unified Passenger Rail Vision for the Southeast

July 5, 2016 - in Corporate, Planning, Rail

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Transportation, has chosen CH2M as its prime consultant to lead the Southeast Regional Rail Planning Study. The study will develop a unified vision for high-performance passenger…