Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

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Capital Metro, the city of Austin, Texas and Lone Star Rail District jointly-hired Kyle Keahey as the Urban Rail Program Lead, who will manage ongoing planning, funding and future implementation of rail transit in central Texas.

Association of American Railroads (AAR) President and CEO Edward Hamberger told the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation that freight railroads are positioning themselves to meet future transportation demands in this country

Thursday, 11 April 2013 12:39

UP begins Wyoming rail line rehab

Union Pacific (UP) plans to strengthen Wyoming's transportation infrastructure by investing $12 million in the rail line between Granite and Rawlins. The project is scheduled to be completed by the end of July.

Hampton Roads Transit (HRT) in Virginia has issued a notice to proceed to HDR Engineering, Inc., to begin the Naval Station Norfolk Transit Extension Study for possible high-capacity transit alignments between The Tide light rail and the Norfolk Naval Station.

Thursday, 11 April 2013 12:23

Amsted RPS, Schwihag AG form joint venture

Amsted RPS and Switzerland-based Schwihag AG formed a joint venture to manufacture and supply skl style rail fastening systems to the global heavy-haul freight market.

A greater utilization of advanced NDT methods can help spot potential problems in suspension bridges.

Thursday, 11 April 2013 08:41

Everything in its place

Suppliers manufacture and provide the most sophisticated tools for material handling to-date.

With so many materials of various sizes and weights needed to build and maintain the railroads, multi-functional machines are in demand and suppliers across North America are delivering just that.

A new rail transfer facility in Washington, Mo., was dedicated on April 8. The facility is expected to create an estimated 330 jobs and allows two local companies, CG Power Systems and Canam Steel, to expand their operations by utilizing Union Pacific's services via a new rail spur.

In Texas, Port Corpus Christi Commissioners approved a grant agreement with the Maritime Administration, outlining the terms and conditions for the use of its Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) funds.

The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) in Georgia saw rail ridership spike nearly 80 percent as customers and out-of-town visitors chose transit to attend the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament and a host of other events.

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