Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

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Monday, 04 March 2013 14:15

UP named most admired by Fortune

Fortune named Union Pacific the most admired among trucking, transportation and logistics companies for the third consecutive year. The magazine's annual World's Most Admired list is published in the March 18 edition.

In Vancouver, BC, construction has begun at Metro Vancouver's Main Street-Science World Station, the first of seven SkyTrain stations to undergo accessibility and safety improvements over the next three years.

The Pennsylvania transportation system received its first-ever Transportation Performance Report, a detailed rating of the state's efforts in safety, mobility, system preservation and accountability.

On March 1, in Denver, Colo., Denver Regional Transportation District's (RTD) FasTracks began construction on the second segment of the I-225 Rail Line.

In response to the city of Montreal's submission to the Canadian Transportation Agency requesting the installation of six pedestrian level crossings in various locations along Canadian Pacific's property

The Sacramento County Superior Court rejected the town of Atherton's lawsuit, finding that the California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) has complied with the environmental review requirements in the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).

U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), chairman of the Commerce Subcommittee on Surface Transportation, and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety and Security and Commerce Committee Chairman John Rockefeller IV (D-WV) introduced legislation

Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) Board of Directors approved a two-year contract extension with options for two additional one-year extensions to LACMTA CEO Art Leahy. The two-year contract extension is added to a previous four-year contract entered into in April 2009 between LACMTA and Leahy.

The Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority awarded the third and final design-build contract, worth $48.7 million, for the light-rail project from Pasadena to Azusa, Calif., to Webcor Builders.

TBG Holdings Corp. acquired Monkey Rock (MKRO) and will work to transform MKRO shortline and regional railroad holding company. As part of the transition, the company will be renamed Continental Rail Corp.

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