Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

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GO Transit in Toronto, ON, Canada, replaced more than 100 switches throughout the Union Station Rail Corridor to move trains more quickly and efficiently in and out of Union Station.

California Transportation Commission (CTC) has voted unanimously to allocate $50 million in state funding to the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA).

Thursday, 06 December 2012 11:49

Amtrak requests $336 million in emergency funds

Amtrak President and CEO Joe Boardman told a U.S. Senate committee the New York region needs to strengthen rail capacity and resiliency in order to create "a better ability to resist damage, recover from an event and return the rail system to service" following major disasters.

Thursday, 06 December 2012 11:47

Canada's transit ridership continues growth

According to the Canadian Urban Transit Association (CUTA), public transit ridership for the first six months of 2012 showed remarkable growth across Canada, registering an increase of 3.2 percent during the same period a year earlier.

The Honolulu City Council voted eight to one in favor of authorizing the execution of the $1.55-billion Full Funding Grant Agreement with the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for the Honolulu rail project.

In Ottawa, ON, Canada, city staff has recommended that the international consortium known as the Rideau Transit Group be awarded the contract to design, build, finance and maintain the Ottawa Light Rail Transit (OLRT) project.

Canadian Pacific has outlined the railroad's go-forward plan for change with plans to improve service, increase efficiency, lower cost and grow the business.

A long-term lease agreement between CSX Corporation and Amtrak has been made, enabling Amtrak to take full control of the Hudson Line between Schenectady and Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

Wednesday, 05 December 2012 14:23

NCDOT awards safety improvement contract

The North Carolina Department of Transportation has awarded a $10.9-million American Recovery and Reinvestment Act contract to Fred Smith Co. of Raleigh, N.C., for a rail safety improvement project.

Wednesday, 05 December 2012 14:22

Phoenix Valley Metro names chief engineer

Phoenix Valley Metro in Arizona has hired Rick Brown as chief engineer/director of design and construction.

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