Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

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Port of Duluth-Superior in Minnesota has been awarded a $10 million Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant to improve infrastructure. The funding will be used to rebuild and expand the general cargo dock at the port and connect it to existing road and rail infrastructure.

Wednesday, 04 September 2013 13:23

BNSF plans $240 million capital program in Texas

BNSF plans to invest an estimated $240 million on maintenance and rail capacity expansion projects in Texas this year.

The first of three Michigan track improvement phases for the 2013 construction season will begin on September 9.

The Chicago Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) Board of Directors has adopted the 2013 Regional Transit Strategic Plan, which will serve as the roadmap for planning and development for transit during the next five years.

Wednesday, 04 September 2013 13:16

Illinois high-speed rail corridor work continues

The Illinois Department of Transportation and Union Pacific are performing the second of three phases of 2013 upgrades to Illinois' Chicago-St. Louis high-speed route, for future 110 mph operation of Amtrak Lincoln Service trains.

Wednesday, 04 September 2013 13:12

California kicks of Rail Safety Month

California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) and Amtrak are celebrating the state's Rail Safety Month by reminding the public to watch for trains.

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) released its investigation report into an occurrence where a VIA Rail Canada passenger train was unexpectedly diverted into a siding at Hegadorn, while en route from Jonquière to Montreal, QB, Canada, on August 9, 2012.

Wednesday, 04 September 2013 13:00

FEC names Costantini VP and CTO

William Costantini has accepted the position of vice president and chief transportation officer for Florida East Coast Railway (FEC), effective September 16, 2013. He will assume responsibility for the FEC rail transportation network and terminal operations.

Wednesday, 04 September 2013 12:56

OmniTRAX Canada appoints Merv Tweed as president

Merv Tweed, who recently announced his resignation from the Canadian House of Commons after serving more than nine years as the Member of Parliament for Brandon-Souris, has been appointed as president of OmniTRAX Canada.

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