Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

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A rigorous state audit validated Bay Area Rapid Transit's (BART) financial projection process and reaffirmed that BART is facing $9.6 billion in capital needs, potentially affecting the reliability of rail service if additional revenue isn't secured. The audit reports BART has taken recent steps to improve its process for planning capital improvements and has already begun work to secure funding and identify potential future funds.

Wednesday, 29 April 2015 13:24

UP marks grade-crossing safety milestone

Union Pacific credits a focus on community safety outreach, operating processes and employee training resulting in a record first-quarter grade-crossing safety performance, demonstrating ongoing progress toward the company's ultimate goal of zero incidents.

Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy and Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) Commissioner James Redeker say the design for a new Walk Railroad Bridge in Norwalk is progressing and remains on schedule.

According to the Port Authority Transit Corporation (PATCO) in New Jersey, the two-year, $103-million Ben Franklin Bridge Track Rehabilitation project is proceeding on-time and on-budget, with electrical, signaling and communication upgrades continuing on the south track of the bridge and in the tunnels in Philadelphia and Camden.

The Board of Directors of the Fort Worth Transportation Authority (The T) approved two contracts related to TEX Rail.

Monday, 13 April 2015 11:46

Proper handling for moving materials

Multi-purpose and safe equipment is what the railroads want.

The correlation between missing ballast and the development of geometry defects is explored.

Alaska's longest bridge is designed to withstand floods, large debris, ice jams, road and rail traffic and just about anything else the wilderness can throw at it.

Ontario is moving ahead with the $1.2-billion Finch West Light Rail Transit (LRT) project, a priority transit investment in the city of Toronto that will bring much-needed rapid transit to communities along Finch Avenue West.

Union Pacific employees achieved record first-quarter safety performance with a reportable injury rate of 0.85, demonstrating ongoing progress toward the company's ultimate goal of zero incidents.

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