Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

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Port Everglades broke ground on a $73-million combined on-port international and domestic cargo rail facility near Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

Friday, 18 January 2013 14:18

CN to build Chicago area intermodal ramp

Canadian National plans to construct an intermodal ramp at its freight yard in Joliet, Ill., to offer import/export customers key access to numerous Chicagoland distribution centers.

Richard Sarles, general manager and CEO of Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority was selected for the 2013 CEOs Who "Get It." The list is an annual recognition of business leaders who demonstrate world-class safety and is compiled by the National Safety Council (NCS).

New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority's Long Island Rail Road opened the first of two Double Track Information Centers along the Ronkonkoma Branch so customers and the public at large can learn about the LIRR's proposal for a second track on existing LIRR property

The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) awarded a $7.6-million contract to Blythe Construction Inc. of Charlotte for a project, which will improve safety at the North Carolina Railroad crossing on Klumac Road in Salisbury.

Canadian National and the Indiana Rail Road Company (INRD) have entered into an agreement on the construction of an intermodal terminal in Indianapolis, Ind., and a plan to offer Indiana importers and exporters an all-rail option for containerized products moving to/from Asia.

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has signed an accord with BNSF, announcing the railroad's voluntary revision of several personnel policies that OSHA alleged violated the whistleblower provisions of the Federal Railroad Safety Act (FRSA) and dissuaded workers from reporting on-the-job injuries.

Washington state regulators have approved funds to improve the safety of three grade crossings; one in Whitman County and two in Pend Oreille County.

Wednesday, 16 January 2013 13:22

Watco names two to safety roles

Watco Transportation Services named Josh McCormack regional safety manager for the East Region. He will assist the East Region railroads, the Wisconsin and Southern Railroad (WSOR), as well as East Region switching sites by ensuring the highest standards of training and compliance are met.

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation Board and Transportation Secretary and CEO Richard Davey set a plan for the next generation of transportation investment in the commonwealth.

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