Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

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The Peach State Whistle-Stop Safety Train this week starts a 327-mile tour from the heart of South Georgia to the city of Dalton, calling attention to safety and trespasser awareness.

Tuesday, 03 June 2014 12:00

BLET members at SEPTA authorize strike

A 98.84 percent majority of Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) members working for the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) have voted to authorize a strike when a mandatory 30-day cooling off period under the Railway Labor Act comes to an end in less than two weeks.

Tuesday, 03 June 2014 11:58

HDR hires transit sector director

HDR, Inc., has hired Tom Waldron as transit market sector director, based in HDR's New York City office. His responsibilities include setting HDR's vision and initiatives for continued growth and expansion in transit across North America and globally.

Genesee & Wyoming Inc.'s (GWI) newly-established subsidiary, Rapid City, Pierre & Eastern Railroad, Inc., has completed the acquisition of the west end of the Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern (DM&E) rail line from Canadian Pacific for approximately $210 million plus approximately $7.5 million for the purchase of certain inventory, equipment and vehicles.

The Regional Transportation District (RTD) of Denver always keeps safety as a first priority. With the summer construction season swinging into high gear, RTD has outlined its policy and procedures to ensure everyone's safety.

Arlington and Fairfax Counties in Virginia have selected Parsons Transportation Group to help manage Arlington's streetcar program, which includes the Columbia Pike streetcar segment that the two counties are jointly building.

Friday, 30 May 2014 09:46

Sen. Graham visits Harsco Rail

U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), a member of the Appropriations Committee, Armed Services Committee, Budget Committee and Judiciary Committee, joined representatives from Harsco Rail and the National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association (NRC) May 28 for a tour of Harsco Rail's manufacturing facility and headquarters in Columbia, S.C.

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence joined representatives from Amtrak, the Federal Railroad Administration and Norfolk Southern on May 29 to kick off the $71.4-million Indiana Gateway project to improve rail lines between Porter, Ind., and the Illinois state line.

Federal Railroad Administrator Joseph Szabo visited Siemens' automation plant in Louisville, Ken., which is one of several companies across the country that are making key components for Positive Train Control (PTC) systems.

Friday, 30 May 2014 10:43

FASTRACK returns to Manhattan June 2

On June 2, Metropolitan Transportation Authority New York City Transit's (NYCT) FASTRACK program will return to Manhattan stations along the N, Q and R lines. For four consecutive weeknights the N, Q and R trains will not stop at stations in Manhattan.

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