Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

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U.S. Department of Transportation released a third round of Federal Transit Administration (FTA) storm-related reimbursements through the FY 2013 Disaster Relief Appropriations Act.

Amtrak has prepared an Environmental Assessment for the construction of an underground concrete casing to preserve a right-of-way for the future expansion of rail service between New Jersey and New York.

Monday, 01 April 2013 12:20

PHX Sky Train™ to open April 8

In Phoenix, Ariz., the PHX Sky Train™ will open to the public April 8 at the city's airport. When the train opens for service, passengers will find a seamless connection between Terminal 4, East Economy parking and Phoenix Valley Metro light rail at 44th Street and Washington.

The Hawaii Council of Engineering Societies named Lara Karamatsu its 2013 Young Engineer of the Year. A civil engineer in the Honolulu office of Parsons Brinckerhoff, Karamatsu is one of the firm's designers for the Honolulu Rail Transit Project.

In its FY 2014 funding request to Congress, Amtrak is emphasizing the need for more federal capital investment to improve and expand intercity passenger rail, while requesting significantly less in federal operating support.

Thursday, 28 March 2013 12:43

GCRTA to begin S-curve project

The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) in Ohio will begin its nearly $7-million restoration and improvement of the S-curve on the Red Line rail track on April 21, with an estimated completion date of June 7, 2013.

The Board of Directors of the Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority (NNEPRA) took steps toward the development of an indoor train layover facility in Brunswick, including the decision to award the design/build contract to Consigli Construction Company of Portland, Maine.

Thursday, 28 March 2013 12:38

OmniTRAX fills executive positions

OmniTRAX, Inc., has made four management appointments and promotions.

The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association honored the Coos Bay Rail Link (CBR) for the second year in a row with its Jake Award with distinction "For achieving a perfect safety record with no reportable injuries."

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