Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

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Wisconsin has moved closer to purchasing a 70-mile segment of rail line between Madison to Reedsburg and Madison to Cottage Grove, says Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker.

On July 12 the Northwest Phoenix community, along with national and local officials, celebrated significant construction progress on the 3.2-mile Northwest Phoenix light-rail extension. The first track celebration, on 19th Avenue, commemorated a milestone as the Phoenix Valley Metro project nears the halfway point.

Transport Workers Union Local 250-A, which represents San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency's (SFMTA) Muni transit operators, ratified a new three-year agreement that increases wages, strengthens pension benefits and is in line with the budget needs of the agency.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) released its latest Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) contract offer to New Yorkers in newspaper and radio advertisements beginning July 16, in hopes to reach agreements with eight unions and avoid a strike July 20.

Wednesday, 16 July 2014 13:27

NS’ sustainability efforts are paying off

Norfolk Southern released its latest "Connections" sustainability report, which outlines its ongoing efforts to contribute to a cleaner environment, a healthier economy and stronger communities.

A report from the U.S. Department of Transportation's (USDOT) National Freight Advisory Committee (NFAC) has made 81 recommendations to improve the performance of the nation's freight transportation system. These recommendations will be used to inform the development of USDOT's National Freight Strategic Plan.

Florida East Coast Railway, LLC (FEC) unveiled its new Intermodal Container Transfer Facility (ICTF) adjacent to Port Everglades July 14.

Tuesday, 15 July 2014 13:57

LIRR union coalition set to strike

United Transportation Union Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers (UTU-SMART) Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) General Chairperson Anthony Simon on July 15 issued a statement on the labor situation at New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) LIRR.

Tuesday, 15 July 2014 13:55

JLP awarded $7-mllion contract

J.L. Patterson & Associates, Inc. (JLP), has been awarded a $7 million contract by the North County Transit District to provide bridge inspection and management services for the district's major bridge structures.

Union Pacific will strengthen Wisconsin's transportation infrastructure by investing $6.1 million in the rail line between Milwaukee and near Sheboygan, Wis. The project, funded entirely by Union Pacific, began June 10 and is scheduled to be completed by the beginning of September.

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