Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

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Thomas Prendergast has been named chairman and chief executive officer of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) by the New York State Senate.

Canadian Pacific (CP) has hired Robert Johnson as vice president U.S. operations.

Pacific Imperial Railroad, Inc. (PIR), has entered into a Services Agreement with J.L. Patterson & Associates, Inc., (JLP).

Under the agreement, JLP will provide a bridge management program, inspect 57 bridges, inspect 17 tunnels and provide a track inspection of the Desert Line. Additionally, JLP will provide oversight during the test train operations in compliance with PIR's agreement with the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System.

Ernie Dahlman, CEO of PIR, stated, "Once these inspections are implemented, we are prepared to immediately commence reconstruction activities on the Desert Line."


Friday, 21 June 2013 13:57

GWI subsidiary recognized for safety

Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (GWI) subsidiary, Rail Link, Inc., received the Wyoming Governor's Safety Award for Large Mine Contractors for 2012 and the Wyoming State Mine Inspector Safety Award, both for the third consecutive year.

TranSystems has hired Ayman Salama as the Western Region vice president. Salama will be based in the company's Santa Ana, Calif., office.

As the Red Line South reconstruction project marks the completion of the first month of work, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) says the $425-million project remains on schedule and within budget.

On July 8, 2013, The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority's (SEPTA) Bridgeport Viaduct, the bridge that carries SEPTA's Norristown High Speed Line (NHSL) over the Schuylkill River between Bridgeport Station and the Norristown Transportation Center (NTC), will close

Canadian Pacific (CP) has begun faster intermodal rail service between Toronto and Calgary to better serve customers in this key corridor. The new service offering cuts 20 hours from previous schedules.

Association of American Railroads President and CEO Edward Hamberger on June 19 told a Senate Commerce Committee panel that massive private investments in safety-enhancing infrastructure and maintenance on such things as tracks, new equipment, as well as employee training and cutting-edge technologies, have helped make the nation's railroads safer than ever in their history.

A bipartisan group of Illinois lawmakers have united in support of the application for federal Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant funding submitted earlier this month by the city of Springfield, Ill.

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