Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

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New NJ Transit rail schedules take effect on Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, will include additional trains on the North Jersey Coast Line that will restore service levels into New York to 100 percent, reflecting the agency's ongoing Hurricane Sandy recovery and repair.

Friday, 11 January 2013 13:29

Amtrak adds two new board members

Yvonne Brathwaite Burke and Christopher Beall are expected to assume their new responsibilities as members of the Amtrak Board of Directors soon.

Amtrak has set out to work on a long list of infrastructure projects during 2013.

Thursday, 10 January 2013 14:18

NYCT FASTRACK comes to the Grand Concourse

Metropolitan Transit Authority New York City is bringing FASTRACK to line segments outside of the Central Business District and Downtown Brooklyn.

Thursday, 10 January 2013 14:16

VIA Rail notes ridership rise on the Canadian

Between Dec. 20 and Jan. 6, VIA Rail Canada welcomed 14 percent more passengers than last year on its service, The Canadian.

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.

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