Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

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A study by HNTB Corp. indicates that a passenger train linking New Orleans and Baton Rouge, La., on existing freight tracks, with stops in between, could begin two daily trips, ultimately growing to regular service with a possible station near the New Orleans International Airport.

Union Pacific has recently promoted many in the marketing and sales, operating and finance departments.

Caltrain will begin service for passengers at its newly grade-separated San Bruno Station April 1.

Wednesday, 19 March 2014 14:57

Maintaining ballast

Technological advancements are being incorporated into North American ballast maintenance products and services.

In its FY 2015 budget request to Congress, Amtrak is seeking a change in federal investment and says that continuation of current funding levels will leave the Northeast Corridor (NEC) infrastructure "vulnerable to a bigger, costlier and far more damaging failure than anything yet seen."

Union Pacific will strengthen transportation infrastructure in Nebraska and Iowa by investing nearly $4.5 million in the rail line between Omaha, Neb., and near Missouri Valley, Iowa. The project, funded entirely by Union Pacific, began March 5 and is scheduled to be completed by the end of May.

Denver Transit Partners (DTP) is using a unique wire stringing train to assist in the installation of overhead power lines on Denver Regional Transportation District (RTD) FasTrack's Eagle P3 project.

Wednesday, 19 March 2014 09:53

Schumer wants feds to look at LIRR safety

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) urged the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) to begin a formal examination of Long Island Rail Road's (LIRR) overall safety regime.

Wednesday, 19 March 2014 09:52

Watco names GMs to two railroads

Watco Transportation Services named James Moore general manager of the Pacific Sun Railroad (PSRR) and Garrett Bolyard general manager of the Eastern Idaho Railroad (EIRR).

Stella-Jones Inc. has signed a non-binding letter of intent to acquire the wood treating facilities of Boatright Railroad Products, Inc., located in Montevallo and Clanton, Ala.

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