Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

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New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority's Long Island Rail Road opened the first of two Double Track Information Centers along the Ronkonkoma Branch so customers and the public at large can learn about the LIRR's proposal for a second track on existing LIRR property

The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) awarded a $7.6-million contract to Blythe Construction Inc. of Charlotte for a project, which will improve safety at the North Carolina Railroad crossing on Klumac Road in Salisbury.

Canadian National and the Indiana Rail Road Company (INRD) have entered into an agreement on the construction of an intermodal terminal in Indianapolis, Ind., and a plan to offer Indiana importers and exporters an all-rail option for containerized products moving to/from Asia.

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.

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