Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

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Wednesday, 07 October 2015 10:54

P&L trainmen ratify new deal

United Transportation Union Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers (UTU-SMART)-represented trainmen employed by Paducah and Louisville Railway (P&L) have ratified a new five-year agreement.

Tuesday, 06 October 2015 13:08

MBTA Green Line increases countdown signs

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) Green Line will activate additional countdown signs this week at Copley, Arlington, Boylston, Park, Haymarket and North Stations.

CSX, the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) and Operation Lifesaver worked together this past weekend to improve public safety at railroad crossings and around railroad tracks in Delaware through education and awareness.

The American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA) presented the 2015 Dr. William W. Hay Award for Excellence to Union Pacific and BNSF for the Tower 55 Multimodal Improvement Project in downtown Fort Worth, Texas.

The Amtrak panel appointed to find solutions to rail congestion in the Chicago Gateway recommends co-located dispatchers, improved operating practices and projects to prevent $800 billion in impacts from rail gridlock.

Should Hurricane Joaquin or its remnants track up the east coast, Metropolitan Transportation Authority's fortification itiative that came into play following the damage Superstorm Sandy wrecked to the system will be put to the test.

The Short Line Safety Institute (SLSI) is seeking candidates to fill the position of executive director.

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) issued a proposed rule that would require public transportation agencies to monitor and manage their capital assets to achieve and maintain a state of good repair.

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issued two urgent safety recommendations calling for direct federal safety oversight of Washington Metropolitan Area Transportation Authority's (WMATA) system by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA).

Jackson County and Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) reached a cooperative agreement that will provide the financing necessary for the future acquisition of the 17.7 miles of the Rock Island Corridor in Missouri from Union Pacific.

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