Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

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Tuesday, 19 July 2016 09:53

WMATA gears up for fifth SafeTrack surge

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority's (WMATA) fifth SafeTrack surge will begin July 20, resulting in around-the-clock single tracking between East Falls Church and Ballston stations through July 31, 2016.

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) have released 10 service and route options for new and improved conventional and high-speed passenger rail service connecting Oklahoma City, Okla., Fort Worth, Austin, San Antonio and South Texas.

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton issued an executive order, establishing the Governor’s Council on Freight Rail, which will bring together state officials and railroads in a public-private working group to improve communication and enhance safety and economic development in communities.


Twenty-one women graduated from the first Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) all-female construction boot camp as part of the Women Build Metro Los Angeles program.

It has been 10 years since New Jersey Transit (NJ Transit) introduced the Broad Street Extension of the Newark Light Rail system, connecting two of the agency’s busiest train stations to the downtown district in the state’s largest city.

The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has moved the Hudson Tunnel Project and Portal North Bridge – both critical elements of the Gateway Program in the New York City area – into the Project Development process for a New Starts Grant available through the Federal Transit Administration (FTA).

Friday, 15 July 2016 11:06

Metro Blue line FIES received

The Twin Cities Metro has received the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the proposed Blue Line Light Rail Transit (BLRT) Extension Project.

Friday, 15 July 2016 11:03

INRD opens new transload facility

Indiana Rail Road (INRD) officials hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony on July 14 to officially open the railroad's new Merom Transload, designed to provide efficient movement of commerce for current and future customers in the Wabash Valley.

OmniTRAX Logistics Services, LLC, the transloading, terminal and logistics affiliate of OmniTRAX, Inc., recently managed the handling and warehousing of more than 10 million pounds of coiled steel for one of its transload customers in Sand Springs, Okla.

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), in coordination with the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), has proposed regulations for Oil Spill Response Plans and Information Sharing for High-Hazard Flammable Trains (HHFTs) to improve oil spill response readiness and mitigate effects of rail incidents involving petroleum oil.

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