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Durham-Orange County light rail enters engineering phase The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has approved the Durham and Orange County light-rail project to enter the engineering phase, which maintains the project's eligibility for more than $1 billion in federal money.

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Oliver Ernhofer has been named New York Transportation Planning Manager and Senior Supervising Planner for WSP USA. In his new position, Ernhofer will manage and lead transportation and transit planning projects in the New York metropolitan...
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A newly signed presidential Executive Order aims to reduce the time it takes projects to move through the federal permitting and review processes. The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) says the Executive Order (EO), "Establishing Discipline...
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The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) has named Luis Manuel Ramírez as its next General Manager/CEO, effective Sept. 12. Ramírez, who will succeed Interim GM Steve Poftak, is credited with successful division turnarounds at some of...
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The latest issue of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula's (AQAP) magazine, Inspire, calls for attacks on U.S. railways and transit systems and goes as far as including many steps to help carry out acts of...
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WSP USA has named Charlie Guess construction services manager for the West region of the firm, based in its Orange, Calif., office.   In his new position, Guess will oversee the delivery of construction management and engineering...

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Steven Chrismer, Ph.D., is joining the Applied Technology and Engineering Division at ENSCO, Inc.   Chrismer will lead ENSCO's research, consulting and testing services in his new role as senior project engineer for rail. Areas of focus...
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The Gateway Program Development Corporation (GDC) is turning to the private sector to issue ideas on how to deliver the Hudson Tunnel Project. GDC issued a Request for Information (RFI), "seeking innovative ideas from private sector...
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U.S. Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA-33) joined officials from the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) and Skanska on August 11, to tour the recently completed Exposition Light Rail Transit Phase 2 (Expo 2) project.   LACMTA...
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The Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit (LRT) project installed the first piece of track at the Maintenance and Storage Facility marking another milestone toward bringing the project online by 2021. The 19-km (11.8-mile) Eglinton Crosstown LRT...
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Due to recent repeated delays and power flow failures throughout the entire Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) subway system, the New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) has directed Con Edison to take significant and immediate...

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