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Troup promoted to HNTB’s Northeast Division rail market sector leader

Management & Operations| March 22, 2017

He has significant experience managing high-density transit design, operations, maintenance and construction in heavily urbanized environments such as the Northeast corridor and the New York metropolitan region.  

Calif. transit leaders denounce Trump's crippling cuts to transportation

Government Issues| March 20, 2017

Budget cuts are achieved by zeroing out federal support for Amtrak’s long-distance train services, limiting federal funding for the FTA’s Capital Investment Program to projects with an existing FFGA, and eliminating funding for the TIGER discretionary grant program.

Government Issues| March 16, 2017

Trump's 'Skinny Budget' cuts U.S. DOT funding by $2.4B

Under the Administration’s proposal, the DOT's funding would be cut by 13%, to $16.2 billion, and limits funding for the Federal Transit Administration's Capital Investment program, eliminates funding for the Essential Air Service program, and ends federal support for long-distance Amtrak trains.

Management & Operations| February 28, 2017

Digital Signage Advances Help Deliver Info to Riders in Real Time

Improvements on tap include readability, customization, and solar-powered products, while passenger information display options range from service arrival times and weather updates to surveillance footage.

Rail| February 16, 2017

Amtrak CEO calls for new era of infrastructure investment

Moorman outlined projects that warrant significant investment including construction of the Portal North Bridge and new Hudson Tunnels in New Jersey.

Rail| February 1, 2017

Amtrak to take over train line between Indy, Chicago

Iowa Pacific has operated the Hoosier State train since July 2015.

Security and Safety | January 26, 2017

Amtrak engineer in Pa. train crash tested positive for marijuana, opioids

The findings are part of the information released on Thursday by the National Transportation Safety Board, with the agency expected to release their conclusions on the cause of derailment later this year.

Rail| January 18, 2017

Chicago Union Station redevelopment plan receives fed assistance

The USDOT Build America Bureau and the City of Chicago are entering into an EmPA agreement, under which Chicago can work closely with USDOT with the ultimate goal of seeking up to $1 billion in federal funding for the project.

Rail| January 9, 2017

Amtrak announces management, organizational changes

Effective immediately, Amtrak president/CEO Wick Moorman reduced by half the senior management team into six direct reports.

Rail| December 28, 2016

Amtrak CEO talks Trump infrastructure plan, future

Other highlights include discussion of air travel vs. train travel and freight railroading and passenger train travel.

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