Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

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Operation Lifesaver, Inc.(OLI), and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) partnered to make grant funds available to transit agencies and other governmental entities for rail transit safety education and public awareness initiatives.

Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority and HNTB Corporation received a 2013 Diamond Award Certificate from the American Council of Engineering Companies of Pennsylvania for the Norristown High Speed Line (NHSL) Emergency Slope Repair Project.

The Denver Regional Transportation District's (RTD) "call for innovation" to the private sector yielded an unsolicited proposal on February 22 for the North Metro Rail Line, part of its FasTracks program.

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) released an additional $87.3 million for the Central Florida SunRail project.

Kansas City Southern is establishing a new Transportation Engineering and Mechanical (TEaM) Training Center in Shreveport, La., to enhance training programs for operating employees.

The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) received its final rail shipment for its transit system, 88 miles of running rail totaling 2,600 tons.

Alaska Railroad Corporation (ARRC) named Clark Hopp vice president of engineering, effective in May 2013, when Tom Brooks retires.

Norfolk Southern (NS) ceased regional railcar classification operations at its Roanoke Terminal hump yard in Roanoke, Va., eliminating about 140 positions.

In Vancouver, BC, Canada, construction of the South Shore Corridor Project at Port Metro Vancouver began Feb. 21.

Houston Metro's Rail Expansion Program will reach a significant milestone when the Main Street Bridge reopens on Feb. 25, one month ahead of schedule.

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