Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

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The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) launched the second phase of a major $71.2-million Brown and Purple Line renovation project with a $40.3-million contract award to Kiewit Infrastructure Co., which will upgrade tracks along the Brown and Purple Line between Armitage and the Merchandise Mart.

Illinois Railway voted to make the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) the designated collective bargaining representative for its 21 train and engine service employees; the election results were certified by the National Mediation Board on August 7.

Wednesday, 13 August 2014 12:25

Batory elected to X Train Board of Directors

The Las Vegas Railway Express, Inc. (X Train), Board of Directors elected Ronald Batory as a director.

Union Pacific will strengthen Iowa's transportation infrastructure by investing $6 million in the rail line between Burt and Goldfield, Iowa. The project, funded entirely by Union Pacific, began July 25 and is scheduled to be completed by mid-October.

On August 11, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, Royal Galipeau, member of Parliament (Ottawa–Orléans) and Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson toured the Confederation Line light-rail transit tunnel to see progress that has been made since mining began in October 2013.

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) has selected Charles Stark as the new executive director of the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project, overseeing construction of the 11.4-mile Phase 2 extension of the Silver Line from Reston, Va., through Washington Dulles International Airport to Ashburn in Loudoun County, Va.

Monday, 11 August 2014 11:48

Darr to lead ASLRRA

The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) has selected Linda Bauer Darr as president, succeeding Richard Timmons, who is retiring at the end of 2014.

The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (SCVTA) Board of Directors awarded an $86.8-million contract to McCarthy Building Companies, Inc., for the design and construction of the parking structures for VTA's future Berryessa and Milpitas Bay Area Rapid Transit Silicon Valley Berryessa Extension stations.

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