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DB Engineering & Consulting awarded CHSRA early train operator contract The California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) Board of Directors has approved a contract for early train operator services to DB Engineering & Consulting USA.  

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The San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) and the North County Transit District (NCTD) have expanded the Oceanside Transit Center (OTC) to increase train capacity. The expansion boosts the number of trains that can board passengers...
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The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) has appointed transit industry veteran Paul P. Skoutelas as president and CEO, effective Jan. 8, 2018.Skoutelas, currently senior vice president and national director, Transit & Rail Technical Excellence Center...
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The Delachaux Group is launching a rebranding effort aimed at bringing the entirety of its rail businesses under the Pandrol brand. The Delachaux Group says the move enhances its commitment to the rail infrastructure market and...
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Amtrak laid out a series of initiatives it has implemented and continues to implement since a derailment in April 2016 left two of the railroad's employees dead and 39 others injured.   The National Transportation Safety Board...
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The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said ignored safety procedures and a fractured safety program are to blame for the April 3, 2016, derailment of Amtrak train 89 near Chester, Penn.   NTSB says the accident, which...

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The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) issued a final rule to expand its current drug testing panel to include a greater array of opioids among USDOT-regulated industries.   USDOT says the move is an effort to "enhance...
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Amtrak has announced several track renewal projects in New York Penn Station as part of its Infrastructure Renewal program that rolled out in summer of 2017.     Much of the renewal work slated for 2018 will be...
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The state of California is looking to assume federal environmental responsibilities for the California high-speed rail project.A Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (Draft Supplemental EIR/EIS) for the Fresno to Bakersfield section of the project...
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Transport Canada says it is taking steps to address fatigue management in the rail industry.   Minister of Transport Marc Garneau says a Notice of Intent will be published in the Canada Gazette, Part I to outline...
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A new study has deemed passenger rail service between Oklahoma City and South Texas to be feasible, according to a release from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). TxDOT and its partners will continue to explore...

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