Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

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Wednesday, 20 November 2013 14:51

MTA continues Sandy resiliency work on all fronts

Despite a historic level of repair work throughout the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority's network of tracks, tunnels and under-river tubes, the authority said that effects of Superstorm Sandy will be felt for years to come.

The California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) has awarded a $61,325-grant to Metrolink for a year-long Public Safety Awareness on Railroads campaign.

The city of Bel Aire, Kan., has been awarded a funding package from the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) to construct a rail siding in the Bel Aire Sunflower Commerce Park.

A bipartisan coalition of 10 senators introduced legislation to establish a new infrastructure financing authority to help states and localities better leverage private funds to build and maintain the nation's outdated infrastructure, including rail.

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) says that Amtrak has developed a plan to greatly and quickly improve the conditions of the East River Tunnels used by every Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) train that leaves or arrives at Penn Station. The tunnels are owned by Amtrak and, according to Schumer, have been a massive source of delays for commuters.

The Business Monitor has released its latest findings on Canada's expanding infrastructure sector in its newly-published Canada Infrastructure Report, revising down its outlook for the overall construction industry in Canada for 2013 to 2.2 percent, but pointing to a strong railway sub-sector.

Kansas City Southern has reorganized several of its operations department functions.

The Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) and the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation (DLLR) have started the "Preferred Training Partner" program for the Baltimore Red Line and the Purple Line light-rail projects.

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) is concerned Transport Canada's lack of firm action indicates there is no clear strategy in place to address the rail safety issues identified by the board.

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