Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

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Wednesday, 13 March 2013 12:37

GWI names managing director for GWA

Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (GWI) appointed Greg Pauline as managing director of Genesee & Wyoming Australia Pty Ltd. (GWA).

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) has approved construction authorization from the Ohio Rail Development Commission directing Indiana & Ohio Railway to install mast-mounted flashing lights and roadway gates at the South Maple Street grade crossing in the city of Lancaster, Ohio.

Wednesday, 13 March 2013 12:33

UP’s Zoe Richmond named Woman of the Year

The Metropolitan Phoenix chapter of Women in Transportation named Union Pacific's (UP) Zoe Richmond Woman of the Year. Richmond currently serves as director of public affairs in Arizona and New Mexico.

Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) Brown and Purple Line service resumed March 11 over the Wells Street bridge, as CTA and the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) completed the first phase of the historic bridge's reconstruction.

New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority's Metro-North Port Jervis Line Reconstruction Project has been selected for a 2013 Diamond Award in the transportation category from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of New York.

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has issued four recommendations addressing safety issues related to ongoing railroad accident investigations near Madison, Ill., and Niles, Mich., involving the use of jumper wires during railroad signal maintenance operations.

Construction has begun on the CA$90-million (US$88 million) Port of Prince Rupert Road, Rail, and Utility Corridor project in British Columbia, Canada.

The Association of American Railroads (AAR) recently announced that 2012 was the safest year in the rail industry's history, according to new statistics from the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA).

Amtrak's Vermonter service will be running on a revised schedule beginning March 18, between St. Albans, Vt. and Washington, D.C., reducing overall travel time by up to 28 minutes.

The Honolulu Authority of Rapid Transportation (HART) received $67.5 million in federal funding for the rail project as part of a $1.55-billion grant agreement between HART and the Federal Transportation Authority.

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