Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

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Ann Arbor Railroad, Inc. (AA), filed with the Surface Transportation Board on June 24 for permission to lease approximately 3.69 miles of track in Toledo, Ohio, from Norfolk Southern (NS).

Tutor Perini Corporation has recently been awarded a contract by Amtrak to construct an underground concrete casing (box tunnel) beneath the Eastern Rail Yard of the Hudson Yards site in New York City.

Holland L.P has promoted Russ Gehl to North American sales manager maintenance of way and will be based out of the Crete, Ill., office.

Anthony Foxx was sworn in as the nation's 17th secretary of transportation by Judge Nathaniel Jones in a private ceremony at U.S. Department of Transportation headquarters July 2, 2013.

The Fort Worth & Western Railroad (FWWR) has entered into a five-year agreement with CTC Inc. (CTC), to maintain the railroad's grade-crossing warning systems and base radios.

City of Lakewood Councilmember Diane DuBois has taken over as chair of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) Board of Directors, effective July 1. She replaces outgoing Board Chairman Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael Antonovich.

Tuesday, 02 July 2013 10:51

CSX kicks off maintenance jamboree

CSX this week will begin an eight-day maintenance marathon designed to complete work that would normally take 18 weeks.

Union Pacific will strengthen Oregon's transportation infrastructure by investing $8.9 million to install new rail on track between North Powder and La Grande. The project is under way now and is scheduled to be completed this month.

The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) has begun construction on rail safety improvement projects along the North Carolina Railroad's Piedmont Corridor between Raleigh and Charlotte.

Watco Mechanical Services promoted Marty Riedlinger to vice president of marketing and sales.

Riedlinger will be responsible for marketing and sales for all mechanical repair facilities, over¬seeing the estimating department for mechanical and meeting with corporate customer service representatives.

Riedlinger joined the Watco team in May 2011. He has previously served as direc¬tor of estimating and as a corporate customer service representative.

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