Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

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Friday, 07 November 2014 08:46

Koppers names new president and CEO

Koppers Holdings Inc. appointed Leroy Ball to president and chief executive officer, effective January 1, 2015, as part of its long-term strategic planning process.

The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) says that voters on Tuesday continued their strong support for public transportation at the local level.

CSX has appointed Kellen Riley as its South Carolina industrial development manager where he will be responsible for managing existing customer partnerships, helping to locate rail-served industries along the CSX network in South Carolina and identifying new development sites throughout the state.

The Federal Highway Administration has approved a preferred construction alternative for CSX's Virginia Avenue Tunnel project, enabling CSX to complete the tunnel's design and initiate the construction permitting process.

Washington state regulators have approved nearly $18,000 for rail safety upgrades at 98 railroad crossings in Grant, Franklin, Adams, Yakima and Benton counties.

Sound Transit will host an open house November 6, which will showcase the completed design for East Link's South Bellevue station and alignment and provide information on early construction activities that will start in 2015.

According to a recent Washington State Freight and Goods Transportation System report published by the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT), the Columbia Basin Railroad line from Connell to Moses Lake/Wheeler, Wash., is the busiest shortline in eastern Washington.

Monday, 03 November 2014 11:09

WMATA looks ahead to next year's budget

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) will begin discussions this week to develop a balanced budget for FY2016; the general manager/chief executive officer will present a budget proposal in December, which will lead to budget adoption in early 2015.

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) has approved funding authorization from the Ohio Rail Development Commission directing rail crossing warning device upgrades at five crossings.

Friday, 31 October 2014 13:34

BNSF outlines winter prep plans

BNSF says it will go into the 2014-2015 winter season better prepared than ever before, especially if the United States experiences a return of the polar vortex. The 2013-2014 winter was one of the most severe winters the United States has experienced in decades with extreme temperatures that persisted for long periods and created special challenges for operating the railroad.

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