Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

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The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority's Westside Subway Extension project started utility relocation work in Los Angeles' Mid-Wilshire District.

Wednesday, 14 November 2012 14:33

Patriot Rail, TC&W name new executives

Patriot Rail Corp. hired George Avery Grimes, PE, Ph.D., to its management team as executive vice president and chief strategy officer. Grimes will be responsible for revenue growth through initiation and evaluation of strategic acquisitions, infrastructure investments and margin expansion opportunities. He will also be Patriot Rail's liaison with Class 1 railroad strategic projects.

Tuesday, 13 November 2012 12:48

SEPTA releases first "Energy Action Plan"

Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) released its first-ever "Energy Action Plan," potentially saving SEPTA more than $2 million a year through reductions in energy usage, with additional benefits expected.

Tuesday, 13 November 2012 12:45

Michigan commuter line begins test run

Six newly refurbished commuter rail cars are being tested in southeast Michigan, according to the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) and the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG).

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.

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