Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

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The Chicago Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) Board of Directors has adopted the 2013 Regional Transit Strategic Plan, which will serve as the roadmap for planning and development for transit during the next five years.

Wednesday, 04 September 2013 13:16

Illinois high-speed rail corridor work continues

The Illinois Department of Transportation and Union Pacific are performing the second of three phases of 2013 upgrades to Illinois' Chicago-St. Louis high-speed route, for future 110 mph operation of Amtrak Lincoln Service trains.

Wednesday, 04 September 2013 13:12

California kicks of Rail Safety Month

California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) and Amtrak are celebrating the state's Rail Safety Month by reminding the public to watch for trains.

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) released its investigation report into an occurrence where a VIA Rail Canada passenger train was unexpectedly diverted into a siding at Hegadorn, while en route from Jonquière to Montreal, QB, Canada, on August 9, 2012.

Wednesday, 04 September 2013 13:00

FEC names Costantini VP and CTO

William Costantini has accepted the position of vice president and chief transportation officer for Florida East Coast Railway (FEC), effective September 16, 2013. He will assume responsibility for the FEC rail transportation network and terminal operations.

Wednesday, 04 September 2013 12:56

OmniTRAX Canada appoints Merv Tweed as president

Merv Tweed, who recently announced his resignation from the Canadian House of Commons after serving more than nine years as the Member of Parliament for Brandon-Souris, has been appointed as president of OmniTRAX Canada.

Tuesday, 03 September 2013 12:27

TIGER V: Three ports receive funds

The Port of Baltimore, Port of Tucson and Port of Oswego have received $16.5 million in U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grants.

Springfield, Ill. has been awarded $14.4 million for the construction of a railroad underpass at Carpenter Street, an important component of the Springfield Rail Improvement Project and the entire Chicago-to-St. Louis passenger rail corridor.

The U.S. Department of Transportation issued a rule proposal that would give states an opportunity to manage the federally required environmental review process for highway, rail and transit projects.

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