Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

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BNSF selected Montana Rail Link, Inc. (MRL) as its 2013 Shortline of the Year for its significant growth and continued emphasis on a strong safety record. In addition, Bighorn Divide & Wyoming Railroad (BDW) won the Special Recognition Award. The awards were presented during the annual BNSF Shortline Conference on October 21 in Irving, Texas.

Thursday, 31 October 2013 12:05

LIRR unveils restored Queens Village Station

Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) unveiled the newly renovated and enhanced Queens Village LIRR Station.

Harsco Rail received a railway track and infrastructure maintenance equipment award from SBB, the federal railway system of Switzerland.

Thursday, 31 October 2013 12:00

PUCO approves upgrades to three CSX crossings

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio approved construction authorization from the Ohio Rail Development Commission under which, CSX Transportation will install mast-mounted flashing lights and roadway gates at three crossings.

The Panel on 21st Century Freight Transportation, led by the panel's Chairman, U.S. Rep. John Duncan, Jr. (R-TN) and Ranking Member Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), released its final report on the current state of freight transportation in the United States and its recommendations for freight transportation improvements to strengthen the U.S. economy.

Claude Mongeau, president and chief executive officer of Canadian National said that Canadian railways have a solid record of improving their overall safety performance and remain committed to achieving further safety gains.

Officials on October 29 toured Lower Manhattan to see some of the emerging technologies the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is considering as part of the agency's hardening and resiliency efforts to protect the system from future storms.

The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) has been informed by the Hawaii tax department that it will receive more than $63.7 million in General Excise and Use Tax (GET) surcharge revenue this quarter.

Pacific Imperial Railroad, which provides freight services on the Desert Line servicing the Tijuana-Tecate region of Baja California, Mexico and eastern San Diego County through its 99-year lease with the Metropolitan Transit System (MTS), has made changes to its senior management team. Donald Stoecklein has chosen to retire as president to focus on his family and other ventures.

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