Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

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Alaska Railroad Corporation (ARRC) named Clark Hopp vice president of engineering, effective in May 2013, when Tom Brooks retires.

Norfolk Southern (NS) ceased regional railcar classification operations at its Roanoke Terminal hump yard in Roanoke, Va., eliminating about 140 positions.

In Vancouver, BC, Canada, construction of the South Shore Corridor Project at Port Metro Vancouver began Feb. 21.

Houston Metro's Rail Expansion Program will reach a significant milestone when the Main Street Bridge reopens on Feb. 25, one month ahead of schedule.

Friday, 22 February 2013 13:16

NCDOT undergoes organizational changes

The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) made organizational adjustments to focus on being efficient, customer-service-focused and dedicated to leveraging infrastructure to create jobs.

Thursday, 21 February 2013 13:39

CSX to replace rail, ties in Ashland, Va., area

CSX says it will perform track maintenance on its line through Ashland, Va., starting Feb. 24 as part of its commitment to ensure its rail network provides safe and efficient rail service.

KW Express LLC, a partnership between Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, LP and Watco Companies LLC, entered into a long-term agreement with Mercuria Energy Trading Company Inc., to construct a 210,000-barrel-per-day (bpd) crude by rail project at the Greens Port Industrial Park on the Houston Ship Channel.

Norfolk Southern named Jason Reiner assistant vice president industrial development, effective March 1, succeeding Newell Baker, who is retiring.

The $67-million grade separation project in Bensenville, Ill., which is part of the Chicago Regional Environmental and Transportation Efficiency Program (CREATE), began construction Feb. 19.

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) urged the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) to provide a $1.5-million loan to the Port of Oswego in New York through its Railroad Rehabilitation and Improvement Financing (RRIF) program. The port would use this funding to upgrade rail along the docks.

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