Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

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The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has kicked off a two-year study to explore the possibility of passenger rail service from Oklahoma City to South Texas.

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) has approved construction authorization from the Ohio Rail Development Commission directing CSX Transportation (CSX) and Wheeling and Lake Erie Railway (W&LE) to install flashing lights and gates at three grade crossings.

Canadian Pacific assembled a new senior operations team who will lead the execution of the railroad's new service plans.

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. received a contract from the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) to provide on-call engineering and operations services in support of the agency's capital rail improvement program and other rail projects.

The Federal Transit Administration has agreed to provide Charlotte, N.C., with $580 million to extend the LYNX Blue Line light-rail system from downtown Charlotte to the city's University of North Carolina campus.

The Federal Transit Administration awarded the city of Mesa, Ariz., $75 million for construction of a 3.1-mile light-rail extension connecting the city with Phoenix and Tempe.

Tuesday, 16 October 2012 13:10

Five Metrolink crossings to be improved

The California Transportation Commission (CTC) approved $7.8 million for five Metrolink grade crossing safety improvement projects. The CTC decided to allocate the Proposition 1B Highway Railroad Crossing Safety Account (HRCSA) funding at its September monthly meeting.

Tuesday, 16 October 2012 13:09

Amtrak names DeCataldo GM NEC Services

Amtrak named Michael DeCataldo, Jr., to the new position of general manager, Northeast Corridor (NEC) Services. He will have accountability for safety, customer satisfaction, ridership, on-time performance and financial results for the Northeast Corridor business line. DeCataldo is currently Amtrak general superintendent, Northeast Division.

Tuesday, 16 October 2012 13:08

CalAmp to provide PTC radios for Metrolink

CalAmp Corp., provider of wireless products, services and solutions, has been awarded a contract to supply wireless communications devices for an interoperable Positive Train Control (PTC) system for the Southern California Regional Rail Authority's (SCRRA) Metrolink commuter rail network.

Monday, 15 October 2012 11:49

DART elects board chair, vice chair

John Danish, an attorney, has been re-elected chair of the Dallas Area Rapid Transit Board of Directors.

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