Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

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Tuesday, 19 March 2013 13:29

SEPTA names new chief engineer

Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) promoted Andrew Gillespie to chief engineer, in the Engineering, Maintenance & Construction Division.

The Denver, Colo., Regional Transportation District (RTD) West Rail Line project has been named one of the most significant construction projects of 2012 by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC).

The Federal Railroad Administration has filed a Notice of Intent to prepare a Tier 1 Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) with the Texas Department of Transportation to study potential new and/or improved high-speed intercity passenger rail service

Kansas City Southern (KCS) has released its monthly State of Safety report, noting a 50 percent reduction in grade crossing collisions through February 2013, as compared to the same timeframe last year.

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick filed a transportation bond bill to authorize and fund the administration's 21st Century Transportation Plan "The Way Forward," a10-year plan to modernize and maintain the comonwealth's transportation system.

Monday, 18 March 2013 13:29

MTA restores Bronx subway station

The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority rededicated its East180th Street subway station on March 15 following a rehabilitation of the century-old structure.

The Amtrak Board of Directors elected Anthony Coscia to be its next chairman and elected Jeffrey Moreland as vice chairman.

Dakota Plains Holdings, Inc., and joint-venture partner, Petroleum Transport Solutions, LLC, started construction for the Pioneer Project in North Dakota, an expansion of the New Town transloading facility located in the heart of the Williston Basin.

The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension (TYSSE) has entered the next stage of tunnel construction where two tunnel boring machines (TBMs) "Yorkie" and "Torkie" will create twin tunnels linking the site of the future Highway 407 Station to the Steeles West Station site.

In Seattle, Wash., Sound Transit will conduct an open house on March 19 as part of an alternatives analysis to seek public input on the narrowing down of corridor alternatives for a potential project to expand the 1.6-mile Tacoma Link light-rail system that now operates between the Tacoma Dome and Theater District stations.

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