Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

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Friday, 14 December 2012 12:52

MDOT buys 135 miles of NS line

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and Norfolk Southern signed a sale agreement that transfers ownership of 135 miles of NS railroad to MDOT for $140 million.

The Federal Railroad Administration approved a nearly $120-million loan that will enable Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) to advance construction on the third phase of its Orange Line extension project.

New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) says the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for a project to replace the Portageville Bridge carrying the Norfolk Southern railroad over the Genesee River in Letchworth State Park is available for public review. The bridge runs between Portage in Wyoming County and Genesee Falls in Livingston County.

Friday, 14 December 2012 11:35

NRC Board of Directors selects new members

The National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association (NRC) voted in three new board members.

Friday, 14 December 2012 11:33

Alabama railroad votes SMART representation

According to the United Transportation Union, train and engine service employees on Birmingham Terminal Railway, a Watco Transportation property, have voted to be represented by the SMART Transportation Division.

Friday, 14 December 2012 11:04

TTCI selects new board of directors member

Transportation Technology Center, Inc., (TTCI) Board of Directors elected Scott MacDonald, senior vice president, system, Canadian Pacific, as a new board member December 13, 2012.

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) issued a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the Environmental Assessment (EA) of the North Pole Road/Rail Crossing Reduction project in Alaska.

The final year of heavy construction on the Central Corridor Light Rail Transit Project between Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minn., is wrapping up on cue.

New Jersey Transit's (NJ Transit) Raritan Valley Line (RVL) will resume full-service starting Monday, Dec. 17, marking another milestone for customers in the transit system's return to normalcy after Hurricane Sandy.

On Dec. 11, the Canadian government introduced the Fair Rail Freight Service Act bill, which will give companies that ship goods by rail the right to a service agreement with railways. It will also create an arbitration process to establish an agreement when commercial negotiations are not met.

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