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USDOT Statement on Amtrak Cascades Train 501

December 21, 2017 - in Featured, Rail, Transportation

DUPONT — The Washington State Department of Transportation affirmed Tuesday that it is committed to running passenger trains on a recently completed bypass that was the site of Monday's deadly derailment. Janet Matkin, spokeswoman for WSDOT's rail…

Probe Starts of Fatal Amtrak Derailment Near Seattle

December 20, 2017 - in Rail, Transportation

An Amtrak train operating from Seattle to Portland derailed on a bridge near Tacoma, Wash. on Monday morning, killing at least three people and injuring…

Amtrak Train Derails onto Washington Highway

December 18, 2017 - in Featured, News, Rail, Transportation, Video

Amtrak train 501 derailed and is dangling onto Interstate 5 in Washington state. Witness Greg Mukai describes the incident. Source: CNN

New Report States that Proposed Amtrak Cuts Would Cost the US Economy Billions

October 16, 2017 - in Rail, Transportation

A new report from the National Association of Railroad Passengers has revealed that cutting train services across the US would affect low income households in rural communities. The report, titled ‘Dismantling a National Transportation Network’, is a sharp…

Caltrans Releases Vision for California’s Rail Plan

October 16, 2017 - in Rail, Transportation

SACRAMENTO — Caltrans today released the public draft of the California State Rail Plan, which outlines a new framework for California’s rail network. The Rail Plan sets the stage for new and better rail, and multimodal and community connections in the…

Ready To Build: Susquehanna River Bridge

October 11, 2017 - in Bridges, Rail, Transportation, Video

The Ready To Build campaign showcases five critical investments - including the Susquehanna River Rail Bridge - that are vital to the realization of a renewed, modern passenger rail system. Connecting Perryville and Havre de Grace, MD, the century-old Susquehanna…

Jacobs Secures Engineering Role for the Kuala Lumpur to Singapore High Speed Rail Project

August 17, 2017 - in Rail, Transportation

DALLAS - Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE:JEC) has secured one of six coveted Reference Design Consultant (RDC) packages for the high profile Kuala Lumpur - Singapore High Speed Rail project (KL-SG HSR), which was announced earlier this year. Once completed,…

Amtrak Cascades’ New Locomotives Make Seattle Debut

May 22, 2017 - in Rail, Transportation

OLYMPIA – The first of the new Amtrak Cascades locomotives are in Seattle and ready for their debut as the new fleet prepares to go into service this summer. The public is invited to get a sneak peek at one of these new machines Sunday, May 21, from 11 a.m.…

Sustainability is at the Heart of Crossrail

March 30, 2017 - in Featured, Rail, Transportation

As the Crossrail project constructs a new 120-kilometer-long railway line in and across London, sustainability has been at the heart of the whole process. “It was built into the strategy from day one,” says Mike de Silva, Sustainability Manager at Crossrail,…

CH2M to Serve on Program and Construction Management Team for High-Capacity Transit Projects in Phoenix

March 3, 2017 - in Rail, Transportation

PHOENIX- Valley Metro Rail selected Hill International (prime) and CH2M (principal sub-consultant) as program and construction management consultants on its future high-capacity transit projects in the nation's 12th largest metropolitan population area. The…