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​Governor Wolf Announces New State Investments in Rail Projects, Supporting 375 Jobs

May 4, 2017 - in Financial, News

Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced new project approvals through the State Transportation Commission totaling more than $40 million in funding that will support an estimated 375 jobs in rail freight projects statewide. "Keeping our extensive…

First Rail Service China-Netherlands Launched

September 30, 2016 - in Transportation

The first rail shuttle between China and the Netherlands is a fact. The service was launched by the Chinese rail operator CDiRS in June, and now the Chengdu-Tilburg-Rotterdam-Express…

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…

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, which runs to 2018, the global survey specialist is collecting ground penetrating radar (GPR) data from…

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 National Association of Railroad Passengers (NARP) into a once-in-a-lifetime journey. For 38 days, Elena…

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…