Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

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The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has signed an accord with BNSF, announcing the railroad's voluntary revision of several personnel policies that OSHA alleged violated the whistleblower provisions of the Federal Railroad Safety Act (FRSA) and dissuaded workers from reporting on-the-job injuries.

Washington state regulators have approved funds to improve the safety of three grade crossings; one in Whitman County and two in Pend Oreille County.

Wednesday, 16 January 2013 13:22

Watco names two to safety roles

Watco Transportation Services named Josh McCormack regional safety manager for the East Region. He will assist the East Region railroads, the Wisconsin and Southern Railroad (WSOR), as well as East Region switching sites by ensuring the highest standards of training and compliance are met.

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation Board and Transportation Secretary and CEO Richard Davey set a plan for the next generation of transportation investment in the commonwealth.

Tuesday, 15 January 2013 12:49

CP opens Regina intermodal facility at GTH

Canadian Pacific opened its new Intermodal Facility at Saskatchewan's Global Transportation Hub (GTH) in Regina, SK, Canada.

Tuesday, 15 January 2013 12:47

KCS participates in Officer on a Train event

Kansas City Southern partnered with the Alice Police Department to conduct an "Officer on a Train" event on Jan. 15 to promote public safety at railroad grade crossings in Alice, Texas.

Construction delay costs for the rail transit project stemming from the recent Hawaii Supreme Court ruling, halting construction until archaeological fieldwork is complete, are coming in lower than budgeted, the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) said.

Monday, 14 January 2013 14:52

NCTD to begin Phase 2 of PTC project

North County Transit District in San Diego, Calif., plans to begin the second phase of Positive Train Control (PTC) system installation on all COASTER commuter trains Jan. 15.

Led by Principal Engineer Duane Otter, Transportation Technology Center, Inc.'s (TTCI) work with John Hillman, inventor of the Hybrid‐Composite Beam and recipient of the 2013 Charles Pankow Award for Innovation, was recognized by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

Axion International Holdings, Inc., recently worked with Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) and CTL Group to conduct independent, third party durability tests.

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