Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

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Union Pacific improved its public safety incident rate in 2013, demonstrating progress in enhancing safety for employees, customers and communities. The company's 2013 public safety incident rate was 2.22, a seven percent improvement over the 2012 rate of 2.38.

With critical utility relocation work underway for the Detroit, Mich., Woodward Avenue streetcar project, M-1 Rail's construction manager, Stacy and Witbeck, Inc., is now seeking proposals from local contractors and suppliers for construction.

A North American railroad yard in Fort Worth, Texas, has upgraded their current Domain Operations Controller System to include RailComm's Blue Flag Indicator (BFI) System within their facility.

The province of New Brunswick in Canada and Canadian National have reached an agreement to preserve freight rail service on the line in northern New Brunswick.

Dallas Mayor Pro Tem Tennell Atkins, Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) officials and city staff celebrated the start of the DART South Oak Cliff Three Line extension January 24.

The Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Board of Directors approved a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) aimed to develop a sister transit agency affiliation with Shanghai Metro, the subway system in Shanghai, China.

BART says such an affiliation will benefit both urban rapid transit systems and their customers by the mutual sharing of experiences, challenges and solutions.

HNTB Corporation, an infrastructure solutions firm, has hired Graham Christie, PE, as associate vice president, Southern California rail and transit leader. Christie brings more than two decades of project management, design and construction management experience working with various transportation agencies on rail and transit projects throughout Southern California.

Construction began January 21 on the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project, an 8.5-mile, $2.058-billion light-rail line that will run between the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority's (LACMTA) Expo and Green lines and is expected to open in 2019.

Wednesday, 22 January 2014 14:49

Metro Transit to open Green Line June 14

Metro Transit will begin service on the Twin Cities' Green Line light rail on June 14, 2014. The new light rail between Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minn., is opening nearly six months earlier than required by the Federal Transit Administration, which is funding half the $957-million project, which is on budget.

Wednesday, 22 January 2014 14:40

BART to begin testing Oakland Airport Connector

Test vehicles will soon be traveling on the Oakland Airport Connector (OAC) tracks above Hegenberger Road in Oakland, Calif., as the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) project moves into one of the final phases before the anticipated opening for service this fall. The first of the new test vehicles was unveiled recently at the OAC wheelhouse.

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