Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

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The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has received 212 applications totaling nearly $9.8 billion for grants through the newly created Fostering Advancements in Shipping and Transportation for the Long-term Achievement of National Efficiencies (FASTLANE) grant program.

Union Pacific plans to invest $70.9 million in 2016 to improve its transportation infrastructure in Colorado, which is expected to enhance employee, community and customer safety and increase rail operating efficiency.

Chicago's Metra is resuming work on engineering and environmental studies to extend the BNSF Line past Aurora in Kendall County, after local officials said they strongly supported the planning work despite the challenges of securing funding to build and operate the extension.

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) issued a Safety Advisory to request information from State Safety Oversight Agencies (SSOAs) regarding the condition and safety performance of third-rail traction power electrification (TPE) systems at the Rail Fixed Guideway Public Transportation Systems (RFGPTS) in their jurisdictions.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo approved a $23-million plan that will essentially split a 119-mile travel corridor into a scenic railway south of Tupper Lake and a multi-use trail north of Tupper Lake.

Protran Technology, a division of Harsco Rail, has hired Clay Bunting as deputy director, where he will further develop its growing range of safety technology for track workers and track inspection technology.

Dennis Riggs, general superintendent for Railroad Construction Co. of South Jersey, is recognized by colleagues and clients as a trusted source of construction solutions.

Railroad Construction Company has grown significantly in its 90 years. The company still embraces the values established at conception and remains a strong, family-owned business.

Union Pacific plans to invest $121.6 million in 2016 in its transportation infrastructure in California, which will enhance employee, community and customer safety and increase rail operating efficiency.

TriMet is days away from the biggest rail replacement to date on the MAX system. May 8 through May 21, MAX Blue, Green and Red lines will be disrupted and all MAX lines will run on reduced frequency as crews complete major, necessary improvements on the alignment along 1st Avenue in Downtown Portland.

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