Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

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Tuesday, 06 November 2012 14:04

Tentative agreement made with CTA trade unions

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Transit Authority President Forrest Claypool say a tentative agreement with multiple CTA trade unions has been made and will provide the agency more flexibility for CTA construction and maintenance work and realize more than $6.5 million in cost savings.

The Columbus and Greenville Railway (CAGY), was recently named Shortline of the Year at BNSF 's annual Shortline Conference held last month in Irving, Texas.

Friday, 02 November 2012 12:35

BART, Caltrain mark ridership milestones

San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit's (BART) all-time ridership record was broken Oct. 31, with 568,061 exits reported.

BNSF named Steve Bobb executive vice president and chief marketing officer, with responsibility for BNSF's sales, marketing, customer service, economic development and business unit activities. He succeeds John Lanigan, who has decided to retire effective Jan. 15, 2013.

Stella-Jones Inc. has signed a non-binding letter of intent to acquire the shares of McFarland Cascade Holdings, Inc., a provider of treated wood products based in the state of Washington.

Thursday, 01 November 2012 13:04

Union Pacific to perform trackwork in Illinois

Union Pacific plans to enhance Illinois' transportation infrastructure by investing $5.4 million in the rail line that runs between North Lake and Northbrook.

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) approved construction authorization from the Ohio Rail Development Commission directing Norfolk Southern to install mast-mounted flashing lights and roadway gates in Summit County.

The California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) hired Frank Vacca, chief engineer of Amtrak, as its chief program manager. Vacca has more than 35 years of experience in commuter, intercity and high-speed passenger rail systems.

Watco Western Australia Rail (WWAR) hired Grant Thompson as vice president commercial and Watco Transportation Services promoted Cory Smith to general manager for the Louisiana Southern Railroad (LAS).

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