Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

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Tuesday, 30 October 2012 13:57

UTU agreements ratified on Gary Railway

United Transportation Union-represented yardmen, hostlers and yardmasters employed by Gary Railway and members of UTU Local 1383 have ratified separate six-year agreements.

The $16.1-million Illinois Jobs Now! grade separation project in Galesburg, Ill., is now complete. The new grade separation eliminates the at-grade crossing along Main Street and creates a new overpass spanning from east of Academy Street to west of Garfield Avenue and over BNSF tracks.

The Federal Transit Administration has awarded a $400,000 grant to study future expansion and improvements to New Jersey Transit's Hudson-Bergen Light Rail (HBLR).

More than 400 local residents, elected officials and regional transportation leaders toured the recently completed underground subway portion of San Francisco's Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Warm Springs extension project at Fremont's Central Park.

Monday, 29 October 2012 13:01

Wlotko Retires From Patriot Rail Corp.

Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer Stan Wlotko of Patriot Rail Corp. is retiring, effective January 1, 2013.

The California Transportation Commission has allocated approximately $102.7 million to three rail projects that will provide better transit, increase intermodal opportunities and reduce highway congestion.

Friday, 26 October 2012 13:48

UTA to open Airport TRAX Line on April 14

Construction on Utah Transit Authority's (UTA) Airport TRAX line, which will connect Salt Lake City's downtown with Salt Lake International Airport, is coming to a close. Substantial completion is expected by the end of the month and will be followed by testing.

Friday, 26 October 2012 13:45

New York City subway system turns 108

October 27 will mark the 108th anniversary of the opening of New York City's subway, which has become the essence of a growing city, nourishing skyscrapers, developing residential neighborhoods and just shortening the time it takes to get around.

Norfolk Southern Corp. announced that Timothy Drake, vice president engineering, is retiring, effective Oct. 31.

In Michigan, the Southeastern Council of Governments has awarded a contract to Parsons Brinckerhoff to perform an alternatives analysis (AA) for the Woodward Avenue rapid transit project in Detroit.

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