Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

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The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) launched an iOS smartphone mobile application, the Rail Crossing Locator, which provides the public with easy access to safety information about the nation's more than 200,000 highway-rail grade crossings.

Tuesday, 18 June 2013 13:07

ARRC shuffles senior management

As part of a company reorganization, the Alaska Railroad Corporation (ARRC) recently realigned its top-level management team, which features expanded roles and a few new faces.

Tuesday, 18 June 2013 13:06

Watco appoints three to new positions

Watco Transportation Services promoted Mike Stickel to vice president sales and marketing, East Region. With the acquisition growth of Watco's railroads across the company, additional marketing and sales resources are being deployed to ensure Watco is meeting customer's needs.

Engineering firm CTLGroup says its President and CEO Jeffrey Garrett, Ph.D., S.E., has resigned and Timothy Tonyan, Ph.D., vice president and group manager of materials consulting practice, will serve as interim president and CEO.

U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-IL), at a special House Rail Subcommittee meeting June 10 on rail issues in Northeastern Illinois, touted the Chicago Regional Environmental and Transportation Efficiency Program (CREATE) initiative as a model for a successful public-private partnership

Monday, 17 June 2013 11:26

FASTRACK returns to the Broadway Line

Metropolitan Transit Authority New York City Transit will bring FASTRACK back to Manhattan on the N, Q and R Broadway Line beginning June 17. Service will be suspended for four consecutive weeknights until early Friday morning, June 21.

Members of the United Transportation Union Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers (UTU-SMART) employed by Keolis Rail Services ratified a new three-year agreement June 7 to continue service on the Virginia Railway Express (VRE) trains operating between Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. Of the ballots returned, 78 percent were in favor of the new pact.

The Federal Railroad Administration's (FRA) Railroad Safety Advisory Committee (RSAC) voted unanimously on implementing new crashworthiness performance standards for next generation high-speed passenger rail equipment that will operate in the United States.

Friday, 14 June 2013 11:51

BART approves $1.5 billion FY14 budget

The Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Board of Directors has approved a $1.5 billion balanced budget for fiscal year 2014 that responds to customer priorities with investments in cleaner stations, new trains and other system improvements.

Robert Ryan joined TranSystems as senior vice president and market sector leader for its national passenger rail and transit practice areas.

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