Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

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On Dec. 4, 2015, U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL-16) joined National Railroad Construction & Maintenance Association (NRC) member Colo Railroad Builders for a tour of its new facility in Minooka, Ill.

Tuesday, 08 December 2015 15:26

Jacobs Engineering acquires J.L. Patterson

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. completed its acquisition of J.L. Patterson & Associates (JLP), headquartered in Orange, Calif.

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) has initiated a national search for a new chief safety officer (CSO), who will report to the general manager/chief executive officer and provide strategic leadership to ensure the day-to-day safety of the system, its employees and customers.

CSX joined Allegheny County officials, local and state partners and members of the Stowe Township and McKees Rocks communities in Pittsburgh, Pa., on Dec. 4, to formally celebrate the construction of the Pittsburgh Intermodal Rail Terminal.

The state of Connecticut and Amtrak reached an agreement to complete Hartford Line that contains guaranteed cost ceilings and a clear timetable for work.

Monday, 07 December 2015 16:35

HART completes five miles of guideway

The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) ¬completed five miles of guideway for Oahu's rail transit system, which accounts for 25 percent of the project's elevated guideway work for the 20-mile system.

Operation Lifesaver, Inc. (OLI), awarded $148,500 in grants to eight rail transit agencies in seven states for public awareness and safety education projects.

Southeastern Pennsylvania Transpiration Authority's (SEPTA) proposed extension of the Norristown High Speed Line to King of Prussia (KOP) will result in the addition of 17,000–29,000 new employees in King of Prussia over 20 years, according to new analysis released by the Economy League of Greater Philadelphia and Econsult Solutions, Inc.

Valley Metro has accepted the resignation of Chief Executive Officer Stephen Banta and placed him on administrative leave, effective immediately.

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada's (TSB) investigation into the September 2013 collision between an OC Transpo bus and a VIA Rail train in Ottawa, Ontario, identified numerous contributory factors including company practices, work-related driving distractions, speed, the configuration of the Transitway and bus crashworthiness.

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