Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

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The Chicago Transit Authority's (CTA) Purple Line Express is set to receive $30 million for improvement to tracks between Lawrence and Jarvis stations, the latest, CTA says, in its ongoing investment in the Purple Line to improve service for customers.

Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) forces will work around the clock during a 16-day Trolley Tunnel outage starting July 31, performing maintenance and construction work.

Watco Companies appointed Ed McGuire to executive vice president – strategic planning. McGuire is an experienced transportation industry investment banker who has been a key advisor to Watco during the past 10 years.

The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) selected Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority's (MARTA) General Manager and Chief Executive Officer Keith Parker, AICP, as the 2015 Outstanding Public Transportation Manager.

CSX successfully completed its 17th annual Maintenance Jamboree, a track safety and maintenance blitz that completes months of rail, tie, signal and bridge work on key rail corridors in a single week.

The Twin Cities Metropolitan Council adopted the Southwest Corridor Management Committee resolution recommending project changes that will reduce the cost by $250 million.

One hundred percent of Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) members working for New Jersey Transit (NJ Transit) voted to strike should the union and the railroad fail to reach an agreement to settle their contract dispute.

Thursday, 09 July 2015 12:47

WMATA board resumes search for GM/CEO

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) Board of Directors has resumed its search for a new general manager and chief executive officer.

Sergio Pecori, P.E., president and chief executive officer at Hanson Professional Services Inc., has joined the executive advisory board (EAB) of the National University Rail (NURail) Center.

The Corridor Management Committee, which advises the Twin Cities Metropolitan Council on all issues related to the design and construction of the Southwest Light-Rail project, has made recommendations that reduces the scope and cost of the project.

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