Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

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Veteran transit manager Joseph Leader has been named New York City Transit's (NYCT) acting senior vice president, Department of Subways, filling the position most recently held by Carmen Bianco, who is currently serving as acting president of NYCT.

Wednesday, 08 May 2013 11:57

UP earns logistics award

Union Pacific (UP) earned Nissan Motor Company's 2012 Logistics Carrier Conference Logistics Success Story Award, which identifies carriers and providers that went above and beyond normal expectations in the past year.

Tuesday, 07 May 2013 12:22

Watco names new COO

Watco Mechanical Services (WMS) named Mark Peterson-Overton as chief operating officer. He will be responsible for managing all hands-on operational aspects of Watco Mechanical Services on a daily basis.

Gross & Janes Co. has entered into an agreement to manage and operate two green crosstie processing facilities owned by Boatright Railroad Products in Montevallo and Clanton, Ala.

The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) has issued an Invitation for Bids, seeking a general contractor for the $203-million reconstruction of the Wilson Red Line station. Work is tentatively scheduled to begin this fall and continue through 2016.

The 107th American Railway Development Association Annual Meeting June 2-5 in San Francisco, Calif., will feature presentations from a long list of industry professionals.

The Federal Railroad Administration has released $30.2 million to Amtrak to repair damage caused by Hurricane Sandy along its Northeast Corridor. The funding comes from the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act of 2013.

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has issued an industry-wide safety advisory to warn about safety hazards associated with flat switching operations on railroads.

California's Caltrain presented a preliminary report to the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board, which owns and operates Caltrain, indicating the rail service's Fiscal Year 2014 budget will be balanced, but warning that Fiscal Year 2015 faces a significant budget shortfall.

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