Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

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Kansas City Southern (KCS) made several organizational changes within the operations department.

Watco Transportation Services appointed Larry McCloud to general manager for the Wisconsin & Southern Railroad (WSOR). He will be responsible for the daily operations, specifically focusing on improving safety, productivity and efficiency.

Wednesday, 30 July 2014 12:51

NRC names Safety Committee chair

The National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association, Inc. (NRC), appointed Christian Jostlein, safety manager at Holland LP, as the new chairman of the NRC Safety Committee. Jostlein replaces outgoing Chair Tammy Mathews, corporate safety, health & environmental director at RailWorks Corporation, after her successful term as chair expired.

Construction crews took to Woodward Avenue in Detroit July 28 to start construction activities on the city's new 3.3-mile modern streetcar line, M-1 RAIL.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) plans to implement a series of new and enhanced safety initiatives to better ensure the safety of its customers and employees.

Union Pacific will strengthen Kansas' transportation infrastructure by investing $8 million in the rail line between Herington and Whitewater. The project, funded entirely by Union Pacific, began July 16 and is scheduled to be completed by the end of September.

Denver's historic Union Station officially reopened to the public on July 26, 2014, after being closed for extensive renovations on December 2, 2012.

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transportation Authority's (WMATA) rail system grew 10 percent with five new stations and new direct rail service between the Washington D.C. region's two largest employment centers, all as a result of the opening of the Silver Line's first phase.

WMATA General Manager and Chief Executive Officer Richard Sarles joined federal, state and local officials for the grand opening ceremony July 25 at Wiehle-Reston East Station.

SNC-Lavalin Group appointed Marc Rivard to the role of executive vice president infrastructure engineering, within the company's Infrastructure Group. SNC-Lavalin's Infrastructure Group addresses the full life cycle of infrastructure and includes its infrastructure concession investment, engineering, construction and operations and maintenance businesses.

The Connecticut Department of Transportation (ConnDOT) released a report outlining recommendations for short-term fixes to improve the reliability of the New Haven Line's Walk Railroad Bridge in Norwalk, Conn.

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