Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

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Tuesday, 08 October 2013 12:22

NCRR board elects new officers

The North Carolina Railroad (NCRR) Board of Directors has elected Duane Long as board chairman and Franklin Rouse, Jr., as vice chairman.

Long will succeed John Atkins, III, who served as chairman since 2009. Atkins will continue to serve as a member of the board.

Long, who has served on the NCRR Board since 2011, is chairman of Longistics, a full-service provider of global logistics solutions, headquartered in Raleigh. He and his wife started the company in 1984, providing trucking, warehousing and foreign trade zone management operations.

Rouse has served on the NCRR Board since 2011. He is president of Rouse Insurance Agency, Inc., of Leland and is active in a variety of Brunswick County business organizations.

The North Carolina Railroad Company owns and manages the 317-mile rail corridor extending from Morehead City to Charlotte. The railroad carries 60-plus freight trains and 10 passenger trains daily.


Dakota Plains Holdings, Inc., provided an operations update on the Pioneer Terminal Expansion project that commenced in March 2013.

Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Metro-North Railroad resumed full train service on the New Haven Line October 7.

Monday, 07 October 2013 12:50

Watco names new GM to two shortlines

Watco Transportation Services has appointed Jeffrey Buck to general manager for the Mississippi Southern and Vicksburg Southern railroads. Buck will be responsible for the daily operations of both railroads; specifically focusing on improving safety, productivity, efficiency and developing team members.

Monday, 07 October 2013 12:49

SCVTA names new GM

The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (SCVTA) Board of Directors has appointed Nuria Fernandez to general manager, effective early December 2013.

Thursday, 03 October 2013 16:05

Annual crosstie report 2013

Crossties can be made from a variety of materials and all parts of the industry report strong growth in 2013.

Construction of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) Central Subway's stations, tracks and operating systems has begun, extending the Muni Metro T Third Line underground.

The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority's (SCVTA) Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Silicon Valley Berryessa Extension Project was voted "Best Example of Government Funding" and received an Honor Award for "Neatest Thing in 2013" by the Milpitas Post for its 23rd Annual Reader's Choice Awards.

Building shallow tunnels for light rail along the preferred route in Minneapolis is the most cost-effective solution and best long-term investment for the region, Southwest Light Rail Transit (LRT) green line extension planners said.

The city of Detroit, Mich., awarded a contract to Parsons Brinckerhoff for design review and construction quality assurance services for the Woodward Avenue Streetcar Project.

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