Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

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The Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board today certified the Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) and approved the planned electrification of the Caltrain corridor between San Jose and San Francisco, Calif.

Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy on Jan. 8 toured the Meriden train station on the New Haven-Hartford-Springfield (NHHS) rail corridor, which is the site of an ongoing transit-oriented development (TOD) project with a primary focus on stimulating the area within a half-mile of the proposed new Meriden Intermodal Center.

Washington Metropolitan Area Transportation Authority (WMATA) appointed Jack Requa as interim general manager and chief executive officer (CEO) and commended the service of General Manager and Chief Executive Officer Richard Sarles, who is retiring on January 16. Requa, who joined WAMTA in April 1998, is currently the assistant general manager for Bus Services.

New Jersey Transit is expanding its Quiet Commute program to trains on the Atlantic City Rail Line, operating between Philadelphia, Pa., and Atlantic City, N.J. The program goes into effect January 20 between the hours of 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. on weekdays.

Norfolk Southern assisted 94 industries in locating or expanding their businesses along its rail lines in 2014.

Alpha Products, Inc., a metal fabrication and stamping company based in Bedford Park, Ill., has completed its sale to a new ownership group led by John Marks of LEJAK & Associates.

IntegriCo Composites, manufacturer of recycled plastic crossties, is now producing its product for five Class 1 railroads in North America.

Wednesday, 07 January 2015 13:13

CHSRA breaks ground on HSR

Marking significant progress toward modernizing California's transportation infrastructure, on Jan. 6 the California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) joined hundreds of supporters and government, student, community, transportation, business and labor leaders to break ground on the nation's first high-speed rail system.

Wednesday, 07 January 2015 12:54

LACMTA CEO to step down

Chief Executive Officer of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) Art Leahy's last day of service will be April 5, 2015, when his current contract expires. Leahy, who started his transportation career as a bus operator and became one of the nation's leading transit officials, has headed LACMTA for six years.

In 2014, CSX and its customers worked together on 107 projects to build or expand facilities on CSX's network and shortline partners.

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