Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

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Tuesday, 22 October 2013 13:07

Tentative agreement ends BART strike

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) and its two largest unions reached a tentative agreement on labor contracts October 21, which will be presented to employees for a ratification vote.

Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) President Forrest Claypool proposed a balanced $1.38 billion budget that maintains transit service and holds the line on customer fares, while continuing investment in projects and programs to improve service and modernize regional transit.

Canadian Minister of Transport Lisa Raitt discussed the critical role of the railway industry as the government strengthens railway safety standards with the Advisory Council on Railway Safety.

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and Indiana Rail Road Company (INRD) President and Chief Executive Officer Tom Hoback opened Indianapolis' new intermodal freight terminal October 10 by driving a 200-ton INRD locomotive through a ribbon.

From June to September, Kansas City Southern's U.S. production gangs installed more than 150,000 crossties, 2,450 switch ties and renewed 94 road crossings between Spiro, Okla., and De Queen, Ark., on the Heavener and Shreveport Subdivisions.

HDR Corporation hired Stephen Lipkus, P.E., as managing director for Canada, responsible for overseeing and growing HDR's Canadian operations in transportation, natural resources and water.

Chicago Transportation Authority's (CTA) Red Line South project is now complete and the line running from Cermak-Chinatown and 95th Street will reopen on schedule Sunday, October 20.

BNSF opened its new Logistics Park Kansas City (LPKC) Intermodal Facility in Edgerton, Kan., to customers, business and elected officials October 17.

Friday, 18 October 2013 12:54

CSX to build new intermodal facility

CSX and its transportation and intermodal terminals subsidiaries plan to design and build a new intermodal facility in McKees Rocks and Stowe Township, Pa., near Pittsburgh.

Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) New York City Transit's (NYCT) new Staten Island Railway station broke ground October 18, which will be Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant and replace the existing Atlantic and Nassau Stations in the Tottenville section of the borough.

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