Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

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Friday, 06 November 2015 14:27

RailComm names VP of sales

RailComm has hired Troy Haworth as vice president of sales, where he will apply his extensive sales experience to lead the sales team and drive business growth and market share.

Kansas City Southern (KCS) will invest approximately $6.5 million in 2015 on rail and bridge improvement projects on its Vicksburg Subdivision in Louisiana, helping to grow capacity, as well as maintain and enhance safety on its cross-border network.

Nearly 5.3 billion trips were taken on U.S. public transportation in the first six months of 2015, according to a report released by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA). This is a 0.9 percent decrease over the same period last year, representing 50 million fewer trips.

Thursday, 05 November 2015 14:57

Paul Wiedefeld named WMATA CEO

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) has named Paul Wiedefeld general manager and chief executive officer. Wiedefeld will be formally appointed at WMATA's next board of directors meeting November 19.

Thursday, 05 November 2015 14:36

Tri-Rail and SMART –UTU ratify agreement

United Transportation Union Sheet Metal, Air, Rail & Transportation workers (UTU-SMART) represented engineers, conductors and transportation specialists have ratified a tentative agreements with Tri-Rail/Transdev in Florida.

Wednesday, 04 November 2015 13:57

UP opens new railport in Texas

Union Pacific's new Kinney County Railport in Kinney County, Texas, opened Nov. 3.

Wednesday, 04 November 2015 15:25

Unimin Energy Solutions opens terminal in W.Va.

Unimin Energy Solutions opened its second unit train capable terminal located in Benwood, W.Va. October 27.

Wednesday, 04 November 2015 15:24

Sioux Falls closes on downtown rail yard purchase

The city of Sioux Falls, N.D., and BNSF closed on the city's purchase of the downtown rail yard.

Wednesday, 04 November 2015 15:02

Crosstown LRT contract awarded

Crosslinx Transit Solutions has signed a $9.1-billion contract to complete the Metrolinx Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit (Crosstown LRT) project, delivering the LRT by 2021.

More than $3 million has been granted for needed improvements to shortline railroads in Kentucky. The projects include public safety improvements to at-grade railroad crossings, railroad bridge overpasses and upgrades of railroad crossing warning signals, lights, signs and barriers.

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