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Oregon DOT receives six transload facility pre-proposals The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) received six pre-proposals from firms willing to build two transload facilities in Treasure Valley and in the mid-Willamette Valley.
Red River Valley & Western names new executive team Red River Valley & Western Railroad (RRVW) has announced that Victor Meyers joined its new executive leadership team as president effective Jan. 1, 2018. Mark Wegner is serving as chief executive officer.  
Parsons adds Ryan to rail team Jennifer Ryan, a longtime rail project engineer and winner of Railway Age's inaugural Women in Rail award, has joined Parsons as a Senior Project Manager, Rail, in the corporation's Irvine, Calif., office.  
HNTB names Becherer as Chicago office leader HNTB Corporation has appointed Mark Becherer, PE, as its Chicago office leader.  
FTA approval advances KC Streetcar extension to development phase The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has given official authorization to the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) and the Kansas City Streetcar Authority (KCSA) as well as the City of Kansas City, Mo., (KCMO) to move the KC Streetcar Main Street Extension project into the project development phase.  

Breaking News

  

Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Rep. Michael Capuano (D-MA) introduced legislation Jan. 11 aimed at speeding up the implementation of positive train control (PTC) technology that could prevent catastrophic human-caused rail accidents.

 

MARTA, Atlanta's transit operator, plans to replace its entire railcar fleet, the single biggest item on its to-do list in 2018.

 

The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) is celebrating the completion of the state's largest program of rail infrastructure improvements after seven years.

 

OmniTRAX, Inc., Board Chairman Edmond Harris is resigning after being named executive vice president of operations at CSX Corporation (CSX).

 

Alaska Gov. Bill Walker signed an order establishing the governor's Commuter Rail Advisory Task Force on Jan. 9.

 

The North Carolina Department of Transportation's (NCDOT) rail division has chosen Dewberry to provide general rail engineering support.

 

The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (SCVTA) Board of Directors has elected its new 2018 chair and vice chair.

 

Sunnie House, vice president and Western regional manager for North America Rail for Parsons, has been appointed Chair of the California Transportation Foundation (CTF) Board of Directors.

 

Amtrak has appointed Ken Hylander to serve as executive vice president and chief safety officer.

 

Engineering firm HDR has announced it will plan the final extension needed for Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority (Sound Transit) to complete light-rail service between Seattle and Tacoma, Wash.

 

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