Operating employees of Chicago Terminal Railroad (CTR) have selected United Transportation Union Sheet Metal, Air, Rail & Transportation workers (UTU-SMART) for representation.
RailWorks Corporation, named Mark Patterson president of its transit systems subsidiary L.K. Comstock National Transit, Inc., and named Nuno Pereira president of its Canadian subsidiary PNR RailWorks Inc.
In Minnesota, the Hiawatha light-rail line has been rebranded as the Metro Blue Line, the first of the Twin Cities rapid transit lines. The Metro system will also include Green Line light-rail service between the downtowns (service begins mid-2014).
Axion International Holdings, Inc., has received a purchase order from a new customer, Edmonton Light Rail Transit, in Edmonton, AB, Canada, for its ECOTRAX ties. These ties will be used for road crossing applications where the transit line's rail tracks intersect with roads.
Rio Grande Pacific Corporation appointed rail industry veteran Tres Meyer as chief operating officer of its Nebraska Central Railroad Company.
STV hired Aarin Silver, PE, as vice president of its Transportation and Infrastructure Division's Western Region.
The U.S. Department of Transportation awarded a $10.9-million Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) 2012 grant to the city of West Memphis, Ark., to expand the city's port.
Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley signed the $4.4 billion Transportation Infrastructure Investment Act of 2013.
Genesis Energy, L.P. plans to expand its existing rail terminal in Natchez, Miss., designed to handle straight and/or minimally diluted bitumen delivered by Canadian National and construct a new unit train loading facility in the heart of the Powder River Basin of the Niobrara Shale Play (Pronghorn Rail Facility).
Metropolitan Transportation Authority New York City Transit brings FASTRACK back to the Upper East Side of Manhattan on the 4, 5 and 6 Subway Lines, this time to perform maintenance work in the lower level express tunnels.