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Transdev names new VP, Rail

Rail| October 21, 2015

In his new position, Mike Sherlock joined will oversee operations Transdev’s commuter rail, light rail and streetcar operations in the U.S.

Texas high-speed group announces design-build partnership

Rail| October 21, 2015

The agreement with Dallas to Houston Constructors, a joint venture between Archer Western Construction and Ferrovial Agroman US Corp., will provide work valued by Texas Central at $130 million.

Rail| October 21, 2015

KC Streetcar testing overhead wires

In the next few days, one test will make sure all the circuits feeding electricity to the wires are working properly and another will make sure the system can handle an overload.

Government Issues| October 21, 2015

T&I Committee unveils surface transportation reauthorization, reform act

The legislation helps improve the nation’s surface transportation infrastructure, reforms programs and refocuses those programs on addressing national priorities, maintains a strong commitment to safety, and promotes innovation to make the system and programs work better.

Management & Operations| October 21, 2015

Boyden to conduct search for new Eno Center president/CEO

Tim McNamara, Boyden’s global transportation sector leader and managing partner, Washington, D.C., will lead the search, assisted by Linda Kearschner, principal of Boyden Washington, D.C.

Rail| October 21, 2015

MBTA invites public to pick exterior designs for new subway cars

Three sets of exterior designs for each rapid transit line are available for viewing and voting on the MBTA website. Votes will be accepted for two weeks, through Tuesday, November 3rd.

Security and Safety | October 20, 2015

Railroads warn of widespread shutdowns unless PTC deadline extended

The freight rail industry needs until the end of 2018 to install the necessary hardware and until the end of 2020 to have it fully tested and operational, said Ed Hamberger, president and CEO for the Association of American Railroads.

Management & Operations| October 20, 2015

NJ Transit vet named Conn. DOT's public transportation chief

In his nearly 17 years with NJ Transit, Richard W. Andreski has held positions of increasing responsibility, including chief of staff, rail operations, where he was responsible for negotiating new business agreements with Amtrak that will require greater transparency and accountability in railroad performance.

Rail| October 20, 2015

Chicago Transit completes first phase of 4G wireless project

Upon completion of the network upgrade, which is expected by the end of 2015, the city will be the largest city in North America to have a subway system with full 4G wireless coverage across its entire system of subway stations and tunnels.

Security and Safety | October 20, 2015

Calif.'s new SMART commuter rail system will add police chief

Earlier this month, Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law SB 626 authored by Sen. Mike McGuire, D-Healdsburg, which established the top cop position, who will be responsible for the safety of passengers and the rail line itself, the Marin Independent Journal reported.

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