Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

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In its FY 2015 budget request to Congress, Amtrak is seeking a change in federal investment and says that continuation of current funding levels will leave the Northeast Corridor (NEC) infrastructure "vulnerable to a bigger, costlier and far more damaging failure than anything yet seen."

Union Pacific will strengthen transportation infrastructure in Nebraska and Iowa by investing nearly $4.5 million in the rail line between Omaha, Neb., and near Missouri Valley, Iowa. The project, funded entirely by Union Pacific, began March 5 and is scheduled to be completed by the end of May.

Denver Transit Partners (DTP) is using a unique wire stringing train to assist in the installation of overhead power lines on Denver Regional Transportation District (RTD) FasTrack's Eagle P3 project.

Wednesday, 19 March 2014 09:53

Schumer wants feds to look at LIRR safety

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) urged the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) to begin a formal examination of Long Island Rail Road's (LIRR) overall safety regime.

Wednesday, 19 March 2014 09:52

Watco names GMs to two railroads

Watco Transportation Services named James Moore general manager of the Pacific Sun Railroad (PSRR) and Garrett Bolyard general manager of the Eastern Idaho Railroad (EIRR).

Stella-Jones Inc. has signed a non-binding letter of intent to acquire the wood treating facilities of Boatright Railroad Products, Inc., located in Montevallo and Clanton, Ala.

On March 14, 2014, Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Metro-North Railroad President Joseph Giulietti responded to findings of a report by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) looking into Metro-North's safety record and said the report is troubling and raises real concerns.

Denver Regional Transportation District (RTD) will break ground March 20 on the North Metro Rail Line, a new passenger rail service that will improve transit options for Denver's northern region and connect riders to existing transit services.

Orange County Transportation Authority (OTCA) has opened the first grade separation project of seven in its OC Bridges program and has opened Placentia Avenue to traffic where BNSF now crosses over the road.

Monday, 17 March 2014 13:08

OmniTRAX 2014 Safety Awards winners

OmniTRAX, Inc., named the 2014 Safety People of the Year; each of the five winners was selected by division managers based on nominations from team members at the individual rail lines.

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