Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

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The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has issued an industry-wide safety advisory to warn about safety hazards associated with flat switching operations on railroads.

California's Caltrain presented a preliminary report to the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board, which owns and operates Caltrain, indicating the rail service's Fiscal Year 2014 budget will be balanced, but warning that Fiscal Year 2015 faces a significant budget shortfall.

Starting May 6, Metropolitan Transit Authority New York City Transit is bringing FASTRACK to the N and R Fourth Avenue line in Brooklyn.

Operation Lifesaver, Inc., programs and partners across the U.S. will celebrate International Level Crossing Awareness Day (ILCAD) on May 7 with a variety of events to illustrate the importance of safe behavior at grade crossings and around train tracks. This year, 45 countries worldwide are holding events in observance of ILCAD.

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory has proclaimed May as "Rail Safety Awareness Month" to encourage safety on and around North Carolina's railroad tracks. Since the beginning of this year, 12 people have died on North Carolina's railroad tracks, an unusually high number of fatalities in such a short span of time.

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) has approved construction authorization from the Ohio Rail Development Commission directing CSX Transportation to install mast-mounted flashing lights and roadway gates at the Emahiser Road/Township Road grade crossing in Tully Township, Marion County.

Military Times EDGE named Union Pacific among the 40 Best for Vets 2013 Employers. Union Pacific's number five ranking marks the third consecutive year it has been in the top 10.

Friday, 03 May 2013 13:44

KCS promotes Darin Selby

Kansas City Southern (KCS) promoted Darin Selby to vice president energy markets and shortline partner relations. Selby is responsible for the coal business unit, shortline partner relations and developing business in the emerging energy markets, such as crude oil, frac sand and alternative energy sources.

Lurae Stuart has been named senior principal technical specialist in the Portland, Ore., office of Parsons Brinckerhoff.

L.B. Foster Company has delivered approximately 2,600 tons of 36-inch diameter steel pipe to Balfour Beatty Infrastructure, Inc., for use as lateral shoring struts in the excavation of San Francisco's new Transbay Transit Center.

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