Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

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The Surface Transportation Board (STB) has ordered CSX to not allow a train to enter the Elsdon Line on the Chicago's south side unless the line is clear. This ruling is effective immediately and is the result of legal action against CSX for repeatedly blocking grade crossings along the Elsdon railroad line in violation of federally imposed requirements.

Union Pacific plans to invest $1.7 million in 2016 to improve its transportation infrastructure in Montana, which will enhance employee, community and customer safety and increase rail operating efficiency.

As reported by Railway Age, Reading and Northern Railroad has promoted three veteran employees to Vice President positions at the company.

In St. Louis, Mo., studies have been planned to evaluate three potential MetroLink routes in St. Louis County, pending approval by city council. The routes were identified in the region's long-range transportation plan developed by the East-West Gateway Council of Governments based on public input.

Friday, 24 June 2016 12:57

R.J. Corman's King to retire

After nearly four years of dedicated service to R.J. Corman Railroad Group, Craig King he retire from his position as president and chief executive officer and will be assuming a seat on the board of directors.

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) Board of Directors approved a $5.66-billion budget for fiscal year 2017. The adopted budget represents over a two percent decrease from FY16 budget — even with the addition of new rail services, rising costs and new projects and programs.

The Sound Transit Board has capped three and a half years of discussion and public input by unanimously voting to send voters a final Sound Transit 3 (ST3) ballot measure for consideration in November. The plan's proposals include completion of a regional light-rail network as the area's population grows an estimated 800,000 by 2040.

Meridian Speedway, LLC (MSLLC), a joint venture between Kansas City Southern (KCS) and Norfolk Southern (NS) for a 320-mile rail line between Meridian, Miss. and Shreveport, La., will invest approximately $28 million in 2016 on construction and improvement projects on its Vicksburg and Meridian Subdivisions.

Ontario has proposed four new GO Train stations along the Stouffville and Lakeshore East GO Transit lines as part of Metrolinx's Regional Express Rail (RER) program.

Union Pacific plans to invest $2.1 million in 2016 to improve its transportation infrastructure in Wisconsin, enhancing employee, community and customer safety and increasing rail operating efficiency.

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