Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

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Network Rail Consulting has appointed Thomas Downs as a non-executive director of Network Rail Consulting Ltd and chair of its North American business, Network Rail Consulting Inc.

Union Pacific's Denver Service Unit, which includes about 1,700 miles of track across Colorado and parts of Wyoming, Utah and Kansas, improved community and employee safety in 2015.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan, Senate Independent Democratic Conference Leader Jeffrey Klein and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie announced an agreement on the 2016-17 state budget, including a whopping $27 billion for Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA).

Watco Companies has reached a definitive agreement with WTC Industrial to design, build and operate a new public, unit train liquid fuels terminal and general cargo facility at WTC Industrial Park in San Luis Potosi (SLP), Mexico.

The tunnel boring machine (TBM) mining the tunnel that will serve northbound Sound Transit light-rail trains to Northgate beginning in 2021 holed through the wall of its retrieval shaft at the University of Washington light-rail station March 30, completing one of two 3.5-mile tunnels for the Northgate Link Extension.

Plans for the first modern streetcar in Orange County, Calif., took several steps forward when the Orange County Transportation Authority's (OCTA) Board of Directors approved a series of actions to help facilitate the design and construction of the project.

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Rocla opens new tie facility in Florida

Rocla Concrete Tie, Inc., producer of pre-stressed concrete railroad ties, has opened its new manufacturing facility in Ft. Pierce, Fla.

Sound Transit has launched a month-long effort to hear from residents on the Sound Transit 3 (ST3) Draft Plan and launched a series of seven public meetings around the region starting April 19.

Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) has released its proposed Fiscal Year 2017 Operating Budget and Fiscal Years 2018-2021 Financial Projections and plans to hold a series of public hearings on the spending plan throughout the five-county service region April 25-29.

A consulting firm has been hired to assist in the environmental review and formal community engagement process for the Long Island Rail Road Main (LIRR) Line Expansion Project, which calls for adding a third track along a critical 9.8-mile section of LIRR's mainline between Floral Park and Hicksville Stations.

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