Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

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Wednesday, 20 March 2013 12:41

Amtrak reaches new agreement with UTU

After more than two years of negotiations, the United Transportation Union Sheet Metal, Air, Rail & Transportation (UTU-SMART) general committees representing some 2,300 Amtrak members have reached a deal on a new contract.

Wednesday, 20 March 2013 12:38

BLET readies for 150th anniversary

The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) will enter its 150th year on May 8, 2013. BLET notes that it is the oldest transportation labor organization in North America.

Invensys Rail will serve as a subcontractor to Five Star Electric Corp. in a $167-million project that will replace two New York City Transit rail interlockings located at 71st – Continental Ave. and Van Wyck Blvd. on the Queens line.

The second allocation of Federal Transit Administration (FTA) storm-related aid through the FY 2013 Disaster Relief Appropriations Act has been released.

Tuesday, 19 March 2013 13:42

WMATA ramped up rebuilding effort in 2012

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority's (WMATA) massive rebuilding and modernization efforts accelerated in the fourth quarter of 2012, with $230 million invested in projects to make the system safer and more reliable.

The California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) Board of Directors approved a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board (JPB) to enhance the rail corridor between San Francisco and San Jose.

Tuesday, 19 March 2013 13:29

SEPTA names new chief engineer

Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) promoted Andrew Gillespie to chief engineer, in the Engineering, Maintenance & Construction Division.

The Denver, Colo., Regional Transportation District (RTD) West Rail Line project has been named one of the most significant construction projects of 2012 by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC).

The Federal Railroad Administration has filed a Notice of Intent to prepare a Tier 1 Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) with the Texas Department of Transportation to study potential new and/or improved high-speed intercity passenger rail service

Kansas City Southern (KCS) has released its monthly State of Safety report, noting a 50 percent reduction in grade crossing collisions through February 2013, as compared to the same timeframe last year.

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