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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…

Fugro Progresses on 1,500-Kilometer Ground Penetrating Radar Survey for SNCF

June 30, 2016 - in Projects, Rail, Surveying/Mapping

Fugro has reached the halfway mark in data collection as part of a 4-year contract to survey trackbed for French rail operator, SNCF. Under the framework,…

Summer Intern Completes 10,000-Mile, 38-Day Journey By Rail Across The U.S.

June 27, 2016 - in Corporate, Rail

Washington, D.C. – For most students, their internship stops at taking notes and making coffee. Elena Studier was able to turn her internship with the…

Siemens Trains Enter Service in London for Thameslink Programme

June 24, 2016 - in Corporate, Rail

The first Desiro City train from Siemens for the Thameslink network in Greater London was delivered and entered service this week. Operator Govia Thameslink Railways (GTR) will operate the trains between Bedford and Brighton initially, followed by the routes…

Fluor Announces Financial Close on Maryland Purple Line Light Rail Transit Project

June 23, 2016 - in Construction, Corporate, Rail

IRVING, Texas—Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) announced that its Purple Line Transit Partners team, comprised of Fluor, Meridiam Infrastructure Purple Line, LLC, and Star America Purple Line, LLC, reached financial close to design, build, finance, operate…

Crossrail’s Common Data Environment Advances to Cloud Services through Bentley’s AssetWise Managed Services

June 22, 2016 - in Corporate, Design/Engineering, Rail

LONDON, June 22, 2016 – Bentley Systems, Incorporated, a leading global provider of comprehensive software solutions for advancing infrastructure, today announced that it has successfully upgraded Crossrail’s Common Data Environment (CDE) for asset information…

HNTB Hires Ian Choudri as National Rail and Transit Business Development Director

June 16, 2016 - in Design/Engineering, People, Rail

LOS ANGELES, June 16, 2016—Ian Choudri joined HNTB Corporation in the new position of national rail and transit business development director and senior vice president, where he will support the firm’s growth across the United States. “I am pleased to…

CH2M Awarded Program Management Services Contract by RailPros for Redlands Passenger Rail Project

June 16, 2016 - in Design/Engineering, Projects, Rail

RailPros, an engineering and management firm serving the California rail market, has awarded a program management services contract to CH2M to assist with the development and implementation of theRedlands Passenger Rail Project (RPRP) for the San Bernardino…

TIFIA Loan of $874.6 Million Awarded to Maryland Purple Line Project

June 16, 2016 - in Financial, Rail

WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced a Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) loan of $874.6 million to Purple Line Transit Partners, LLC, for implementation of the Maryland Purple Line.  The…

CH2M Rehabilitates Vital Commuter Railway Bridge for Dallas Area Rapid Transit

June 14, 2016 - in Projects, Rail, Renewal/Retrofit

Dallas Area Rapid Transit, the transit agency that operates buses, light rail, commuter rail and paratransit in Dallas and 12 surrounding North Texas cities, has awarded CH2M an engineering services contract for the rehabilitation of the timber pile trestle…