Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

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Tuesday, 26 March 2013 13:04

Arup hires two to regional transit

Arup, an engineering and consulting firm, hired Joseph Edge, P.E., associate principal, and Christopher Taylor, P.E., associate principal, to its regional transit division. They will be located in Arup's New York office.

The government of Canada, the government of British Columbia and TransLink laid out the construction schedule for the next 12 months and finalized station names for the Evergreen Line in Metro Vancouver scheduled to open in summer 2016.

Canadian National closed the sale of a segment of rail line principally used by GO Transit commuter trains in the Oakville-Burlington, ON, Cananda-area west of Toronto to Metrolinx for CA$52.5 million (US$51.4 million).

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) crews installed the Oakland Airport Connector (OAC) guideway above Interstate 880, between Hegenberger and 98th Avenue, in Oakland, Calif., March 24.

The state of Pennsylvania and Amtrak have reached an agreement on a new funding plan that will maintain rail passenger service between Pittsburgh, Harrisburg and Philadelphia, Pa.

After a two-year rehabilitation project, the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority's (MTA) Smith-9th Streets Station, serving the F and G lines, will reopen on April 22.

Acrow Bridge, an international bridge engineering and supply company, signed an agreement with Canadian steel bridge manufacturer, Structal-Bridges. Under the agreement, the companies will jointly market their solutions in temporary and permanent modular steel bridging.

Union Pacific (UP) plans to strengthen Missouri's transportation infrastructure by investing $21 million to construct a more-than-nine-mile second mainline track in the Bell City area, in southeast Missouri.

Canadian National (CN) has relocated its forest products transload operation to North America Stevedoring Company, LLC's operation at the Port of Chicago to improve supply chain efficiencies for lumber customers.

Metropolitan Transit Authority New York City Transit is bringing FASTRACK to the Upper East Side of Manhattan on the 4, 5 and 6 lines, starting March 25.

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