Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

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Wednesday, 30 September 2015 13:35

CP acquires Steelcare Inc.

Canadian Pacific has acquired Steelcare Inc., Canada's largest steel transload facility, which is located in Hamilton, Ontario.

In the very near future, Denver's Regional Transportation District (RTD) Nine Mile Station near I-225 and Parker Road in Aurora, will no longer be an end-of-line station for the light-rail system.

The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) recently unveiled its Build America Transportation Investment Center (BATIC), which will serve as the single point of contact and coordination for states, municipalities and project sponsors looking to utilize federal transportation expertise, apply for federal transportation credit programs and explore ways to access private capital in public-private partnerships.

The U.S. Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) is awarding grants totaling $5.9 million to provide hazardous materials training for volunteer or remote emergency responders. The Assistance for Local Emergency Response Training (ALERT) grants will go to three non-profit organizations that will provide training for incidents involving shipments of crude oil, ethanol and other flammable liquids by rail.

Tuesday, 29 September 2015 13:31

SunRail receives $93.4 million for expansion

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has awarded a $93.4-million federal grant agreement to extend SunRail commuter rail service 17.2 miles from Southern Orlando to Osceola County. The extension will provide faster and more efficient travel to jobs and cultural and retail destinations in downtown Orlando and throughout Central Florida.

The North Carolina Railroad (NCRR) is partnering with the town of Morrisville and will invest $6.9 million to construct a new railroad bridge over Crabtree Creek in Morrisville, N.C., replacing a structure built in 1927.

Tuesday, 29 September 2015 13:26

NS renames Memphis yard in honor of Deb Butler

Norfolk Southern's yard in Memphis, Tenn., has a new name and it is "Harris Yard," in honor of Deborah Harris Butler, the railroad's executive vice president planning and chief information officer, who is retiring Oct. 1, 2015.

Tuesday, 29 September 2015 13:17

Progress Rail to acquire RPS from Amsted

Progress Rail Services Corporation, supplier of railroad products and services to the railroad and transit industries, has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase Rail Product Solutions, Inc. (RPS) from Amsted Rail Company, Inc. RPS is a provider of track fastening products and integrated fastening systems.

Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) has completed a major renovation project on the Clark/Division Red Line station. The project added a new entrance, as well as a fully renovated and modernized the station.

Tuesday, 29 September 2015 13:13

LACMTA names first chief innovation officer

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) has selected Dr. Joshua Schank as the first-ever head of its newly created Office of Extraordinary Innovation, effective October 5, 2015.

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