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FRA Releases List of Railroad Crossings with Most Incidents over Last Decade

April 22, 2016 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Rail

WASHINGTON — As the next step in its ongoing efforts to increase safety at railroad crossings, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today released a list of railroad crossings in the United States where multiple…

Gannett Fleming Transit & Rail Systems Expands with 10 New Hires Across U.S. and Canada

March 29, 2016 - in People, Rail

Valley Forge, Pa.—To accommodate growing client needs, Gannett Fleming Transit & Rail Systems (GFT&RS) has expanded teams in the U.S. and Canada.…

The Hudson Tunnel Project Moves Forward

March 28, 2016 - in Design/Engineering, Projects, Rail

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Amtrak, and the U.S. Department of Transportation, together with NJ TRANSIT, and with the support of U.S.…

Federal Transit Administration Announces Final Rule Strengthening State Safety Oversight of Rail Transit Systems

March 15, 2016 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Rail

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced a final rule that significantly strengthens state safety oversight and enforcement authority to prevent and mitigate accidents and incidents on rail…

Siemens Presents New Metro for Riyadh

February 23, 2016 - in Design/Engineering, Projects, Rail

For the first time, Siemens has presented its new Inspiro type metro vehicle for the world's biggest mass transit project. With six lines and a total route length of 175 kilometers, Riyadh is building the world's largest metro project. The Siemens order includes…

Rethinking Rail Signal Design

February 12, 2016 - in Feature, Featured, Rail

Global consulting engineering firm Hatch Mott MacDonald had used a conventional CAD-based system to design rail signal systems when serving its public and private clients around the world. However, this approach had serious limitations in an industry where…

Retractable Gap Filler to be Part of Brightline Passenger Rail Service

February 8, 2016 - in Corporate, Design/Engineering, Rail

MIAMI, Feb. 8, 2016 – Brightline announced today that its new trains will be the first in the United States to utilize retractable gap fillers, making boarding and disembarking the trains easy and convenient for all riders. Brightline and Siemens collaborated…

FRA Gives Green Light to Rebuild BWI Rail Station, Increase Service and Reliability

February 5, 2016 - in Corporate, Planning, Rail

WASHINGTON – The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) issued a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the new Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) rail station. The project includes adding a fourth track to nine miles…

Governor Cuomo Kicks Off First Phase of Penn Station Transformation

January 25, 2016 - in Construction, Projects, Rail

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today kicked off the first phase of the transformational redesign of New York Penn Station and the historic James A. Farley Post Office. Governor Cuomo, alongside Empire State Development, Amtrak and the Metropolitan Transportation…

CSX Proposes Intermodal Terminal for Johnston County, North Carolina

January 19, 2016 - in Corporate, Rail

SELMA, N.C., Jan. 14, 2016—CSX (Nasdaq:CSX) today announced plans to develop a major freight rail infrastructure project in Johnston County that will spur economic development in the region and help position eastern North Carolina as a major transportation…