Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

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TBG Holdings Corp. acquired Monkey Rock (MKRO) and will work to transform MKRO shortline and regional railroad holding company. As part of the transition, the company will be renamed Continental Rail Corp.

The pedestrian rail undercrossing in Encintas, Calif., off Coast Highway 101, near Santa Fe Drive, opened on Feb. 27.

The Association of American Railroads (AAR) says that representatives from the nation's major freight railroads on Feb. 27 will tell the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) that despite an unrelenting commitment to safely implementing fully interoperable positive train control

Harsco Rail secured a new service order for a two-year track renewal project in North America.

AECOM Technical Services, Inc., a subsidiary of AECOM Technology Corporation, is working on a $43.9-million contract from the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation to provide design services for a portion of Hawaii's Honolulu Rail Transit Project.

Axion International Holdings, Inc., received an order worth more than $500,000 for its ECOTRAX composite crossties from Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) for use in the Trinity Railway Express (TRE) that connects Dallas and Fort Worth.

Operation Lifesaver, Inc.(OLI), and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) partnered to make grant funds available to transit agencies and other governmental entities for rail transit safety education and public awareness initiatives.

Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority and HNTB Corporation received a 2013 Diamond Award Certificate from the American Council of Engineering Companies of Pennsylvania for the Norristown High Speed Line (NHSL) Emergency Slope Repair Project.

The Denver Regional Transportation District's (RTD) "call for innovation" to the private sector yielded an unsolicited proposal on February 22 for the North Metro Rail Line, part of its FasTracks program.

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) released an additional $87.3 million for the Central Florida SunRail project.

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