Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

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Tuesday, 13 November 2012 12:39

Ohio to upgrade crossings in two counties

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) approved construction authorization at two grade crossings in Lucas and Mercer counties.

IntegriCo Composites, Inc., manufacturer of recycled plastic railroad ties, received a $1.5 million purchase order from a United States transit authority.

The Pennsylviania State Transportation Commission has approved nearly 18.6 million for 24 freight rail projects, which will improve rail access, upgrade rail infrastructure and provide repairs.

Amtrak and New Jersey Transit passengers will be offered expanded service between New York City and New Jersey beginning Monday, November 12,

Monday, 12 November 2012 15:47

UP plans Oregon track replacement in tunnel

Union Pacific plans to enhance Oregon's transportation infrastructure by investing $2 million to replace the line that runs through Penn Tunnel in Portland, Ore.

Crews in Texas removed a section of Houston Metro's Red Line and replaced it with a piece of special trackwork over the weekend.

A groundbreaking ceremony was held Nov. 8 for Florida's Winter Haven Intermodal Rail Terminal.

The Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners has approved construction contracts totaling more than $127 million for two major projects that advance modernization of the marine container terminal operated by longtime tenant, TraPac, Inc.

Watco Compliance Service appointed Christian Meeker to performance assurance engineer, nondestructive testing and welding processes. Meeker will be responsible for coaching, mentoring and pro¬viding leadership to Watco team members with respect to nondestructive testing and welding processes to ensure compliance with federal regulations, industry standards and Watco's customer requirements.

Canadian Pacific and the United Steel Workers (USW) Local 1976, representing approximately 800 clerical and intermodal workers, have ratified a five-year contract with 87 percent of the membership voting in favor of the contract terms.

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