Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

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Monday, 16 March 2015 12:09

Metrolink names Leahy as CEO

The Metrolink Board of Directors unanimously appointed Art Leahy to chief executive officer, effective April 20.

RailComm has completed cutover of a completely new switch interlocking at a North American Class 1 yard located in Indiana. Each switch machine or crossover in the interlocking can be controlled individually or in combinations to set entrance/exit routes through the yard.

The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) Board approved the award of a $25.6-million contract to F.H. Paschen and S.N. Nielsen for the renovation of five O'Hare branch CTA stations, in what is the next major phase of the historic $492 -million Your New Blue modernization project.

Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (SCVTA) celebrated another milestone for the Bay Area Rapid Transportation's Silicon Valley Berryessa Extension as joint venture
contractor Skanska, Shimmick, Herzog (SSH) recently installed the first set of tracks.

Thursday, 05 March 2015 12:52

U.S. House passes Amtrak funding bill

The House of Representatives approved a bill March 3 that improves the nation's passenger rail system and reforms Amtrak by reducing costs, creating greater accountability and transparency, leveraging private sector resources and accelerating rail project delivery, according to a release from the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.

The San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG) received the Notice of Determination (NOD) of its Redlands Passenger Rail Project Final Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR) in a public hearing and board meeting March 4.

U.S. Rep. and Chairman of the Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials Jeff Denham (R-CA) joined representatives from HDR, Inc., and the National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association (NRC) for a tour of the Colton Crossing Rail-to-Rail Grade Separation Project.

Gannett Fleming appointed Bryan Mulqueen, PE, to director of transit & rail. Based in the Raleigh, N.C., office, Mulqueen serves as a vice president in the company and a project principal for the firm's most critical transit projects.

AXION International Holdings, Inc., received $1.71 million in orders for plated ECOTRAX® tunnel ties from Eastern Rail Corporation for a northeast-based transit line.

Wednesday, 04 March 2015 08:10

WSDOT seeks comment on PCC rail system plan

Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) seeks public input on a plan for prioritized improvements to the Palouse and Coulee City (PCC) Rail system in eastern Washington. Once finalized, the plan will be used to help develop future funding, policy and planning goals.

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