Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

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The Washington State Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council (EFSEC) has released its Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for a proposed crude oil transload facility at the Port Vancouver USA in Washington state.

Tuesday, 24 November 2015 14:28

VIA Rail acquires Brockville Sub in Ontario

VIA Rail Canada has acquired the Brockville Subdivision, consisting of 45 kilometers (28 miles) of single track between Smiths Falls and Brockville in Ontario.

Tuesday, 24 November 2015 14:26

Metra preps system for winter

Winter is Chicago can be quite brutal and to combat its annual battle against cold and snowy weather, Metra has installed covers and supercharged heaters to several of the most critical switches in its system and continues to repair and replace railcar doors that are prone to fail in winter conditions.

Tuesday, 24 November 2015 14:24

In memoriam: Gus Vorgias

Constantine Vorgias, 85, of St. John, Ind., and former employee of E.J. & E Railroad and ESCO, passed away at home on November 9, 2015.

The Sound Transit Board of Directors have selected the route, stations and expanded operation and maintenance facility for the Tacoma Link Expansion. When built, the 2.4-mile extension will serve riders traveling from the Theater District to the Stadium and Hilltop neighborhoods.

The Tempe Streetcar has received a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI), which indicates that the three-mile project will have no significant environmental effect on the neighboring communities.

OnTrackNorthAmerica (OTNA), a non-profit action think tank, will partner with Dr. Pasi Lautala from Michigan Tech University and Dr. Mingzhou Jin, director of the Logistics, Transportation, and Supply Chain Engineering lab at the University of Tennessee on better transportation planning and investment.

The Hatch Mott MacDonald (HMM) joint venture between Hatch and Mott MacDonald will be separated and integrated into the parent companies by early 2016.

The Iowa Transportation Commission approved more than $1.29 million in funding for five rail infrastructure and related rail development projects under the Railroad Revolving Loan and Grant (RRLG) Program.

Friday, 20 November 2015 13:54

PANYNJ expands CEO search; Foye backs out

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey's  (PANYNJ) Board of Commissioners has been conducting a search for the agency's first CEO since New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo endorsed the December 2014 recommendation of the Special Panel on the Future of the Port Authority that the bi-state agency appoint a single chief executive officer selected by and accountable to the Board of Commissioners.

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