Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

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Gulf & Ohio Railways (G&O) has promoted Doc Claussen, Todd Burchette, Ronnie McKenzie and Matt Gedney to executive positions with the railroad.

On May 31, 2016, Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-IL-17), a member of the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, joined representatives from Rail Construction Equipment (RCE) to tour the manufacturing facility, learn about various rail construction products and discuss public policy priorities for the business and rail communities in northwest Illinois.

Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) will conduct a track renewal project on a portion of its Route 15 trolley line from June 5-September 3, 2016.

Union Pacific plans to invest $70.4 million in 2016 to improve its infrastructure in Idaho and Oregon, which the railroad says will enhance employee, community and customer safety and increase rail operating efficiency.

Union Pacific plans to invest $37.5 million in 2016 to improve its infrastructure in Iowa, which the railroad says will enhance employee, community and customer safety and increase rail operating efficiency.

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) broke ground on a $172-million maintenance and administrative facility for light-rail vehicles servicing the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor Project and the Green Line.

Metro-North Railroad and the Connecticut Department of Transportation (ConnDOT) have signed a "partnering letter" agreeing to a strong, collaborative effort as plans are finalized to replace the Walk railroad bridge – the 120-year-old bridge over the Norwalk River that swings open and closed to accommodate marine traffic below.

The Sound Transit Board has outlined proposed changes to the Sound Transit 3 Draft Plan, with emphasis on completing light-rail extensions sooner.

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) Board has approved Operating and Capital Budgets for Fiscal Year 2017, which is the 12-month period beginning July 1, 2016.

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