Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

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Thursday, 17 April 2014 13:52

MTA awards two East Side Access contracts

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has awarded two contracts for the East Side Access project, the transportation megaproject that is connecting Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) customers to Grand Central Terminal.

The TriMet Bridge Naming Committee unanimously selected "Tilikum Crossing, Bridge of the People" for the name for the Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Transit Bridge, which will be the first cable-stayed bridge for the region, extending 1,720 feet over the river.

Massachusetts awarded seven grants totaling $2.5 million for industrial rail projects as part of the 2014 Industrial Rail Access Program (IRAP), which is being matched by more than $1.9 million in private sector funds for a total $4.5 million investment.

Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) staff has recommended a $927.2-million design/build contract be awarded to Regional Connector Constructors (a Joint Venture between Skanska USA Civil West California District, Inc., and Traylor Bros. Inc.) to build the Regional Connector project.

Tuesday, 15 April 2014 15:21

Materials handling

Safety of employees continues to be top priority when it comes to materials handling equipment.

Creating capacity within an existing infrastructure footprint can be a tricky task, but one the Carlsbad Double Track and Bridge Project succeeds in doing.

The government of Canada will extend its CA$2.2-million (US$2-million) federal subsidy to Canadian National for the operation of the Algoma Central Railway (ACR) passenger rail service between Sault Ste. Marie and Hearst, Ontario, until March 31, 2015.

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne says the government is planning to build a seamless and integrated transportation network across the Canadian province with its "Moving Ontario Forward" plan, which will create jobs, boost productivity and help Ontario grow and prosper.

Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) will hold the first of a series of hearings on the Fiscal Year 2015 Operating Budget and Five-Year Financial Plan on April 16, in Doylestown. The hearings will provide riders and other residents an opportunity to ask questions and submit comments on the spending plan.

Military Times EDGE named Union Pacific among the Best for Vets 2014 Employers. Union Pacific's number five ranking marks the fourth consecutive year the railroad has been in the top 10.

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