Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

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CSX worked with its customers in 2012 to locate 105 new or expanded facilities on its eastern rail network or on connecting shortlines.

Wednesday, 09 January 2013 14:17

Amtrak adds weekday Acela Express round-trip

Amtrak is expanding its Northeast Corridor high-speed rail service with the addition of a new weekday Acela Express round-trip between New York and Washington, D.C, beginning on Jan. 28.

Wednesday, 09 January 2013 14:16

Watco names Thompson WWAR operations director

Western Australia Rail (WWAR) named Darrell Thompson as operations director. He will be responsible for verifying the operating plans based on customer tonnage projections and the weekly rail plan schedule provided and approved by the customer service logistics manager.

U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has committed $135 million to extend the existing Sacramento Light Rail Blue Line by 4.3 miles, linking downtown Sacramento, Calif., to the growing South Sacramento County corridor.

Tuesday, 08 January 2013 13:10

RTA: 45G tax credit raises 2013 tie forecast

The 45G infrastructure tax credit for shortline railroads has been authorized retroactively for 2012 and extended for 2013. The Railway Tie Association (RTA) responded to this news, saying that for RTA members, this is a game changing piece of legislation for hardwood and softwood tie demand for 2013.

Tuesday, 08 January 2013 13:08

NYS&W receives state funds for rail terminal

The New York Susquehanna & Western Railroad Corporation (NYS&W) has received contract approval for more than $900,000 in funding for design and construction of a multimodal rail terminal in Cortland as part of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's Regional Council initiative.

Norfolk Southern invested $2.1 billion in the location of 64 new industries and the expansion of 30 existing industries along its rail lines in 2012.

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) Board of Directors approved the Joint Development Agreement to advance the process for creating transit-oriented development (TOD) in the area surrounding the New Carrollton Metrorail station in Prince George's County, Md.

Friday, 04 January 2013 13:50

Caltrain board elects officers

The Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board in California, which owns and operates Caltrain, unanimously elected Santa Clara County Supervisor Ken Yeager, representing the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority, as board chair. This is the second time that Yeager has held the position.

Friday, 04 January 2013 13:48

Amtrak fills senior operations positions

Amtrak named Magdy El-Sibaie chief safety officer and Robin McDonough chief, business operations. Both will report directly to DJ Stadtler, vice president of operations.

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