Who May Choose Tsarnaev’s Fate? Boston bombing victims’ families should not guide sentencing decisions By James Alan Fox Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is scheduled to appear in federal court today for his arraignment, and some victims and their families are expected to attend When the 30-count indictment against him was announced last month, […]
A rail manufacturer based in Illinois is in the final rounds of bidding to build 130 high-speed passenger rail cars for use on Amtrak routes in Illinois, Michigan, Missouri and California.
The order would total $352.3 million.
The bid was submitted by Sumitomo Corp. of America and Nippon Sharyo U.S.A., which opened a $35 million passenger rail car plant in Rochelle in July.
The Rochelle plant is also making 160 “Highliner” rail cars for Metra Electric line customers in the Chicago area, as well as 12 diesel cars for California’s Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit, 18 cars for Metrolinx in Toronto and eight bilevel passenger cars for the Virginia Railway Express in Alexandria, Va. Read More
Corey Denenberg Dehner (Ph.D. ’09) was recently appointed Co-Director of the Worcester Community Project Center at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. The Worcester Community Project Center works with its many community partners on issues of social, environmental and economic significance to the city of Worcester, its many distinct neighborhoods and region. Corey will also be a faculty member in the Interdisciplinary and Global Studies Department.