Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

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Kansas City Southern promoted Jeff Songer from assistant vice president planning and administration for KCS' U.S. engineering department to vice president and chief engineer of KCS U.S. subsidiary, closely coordinating with the leadership of its Mexican subsidiary, effective July 1.

Patriot Rail Corp. hired James Schultz to its management team as executive vice president and chief administrative officer. Schultz will be responsible for all rail-related administrative functions and will assist the CEO in providing overall daily organizational governance of the company.

California Transportation Commission unanimously approved a commitment of $61.3 million in state high-speed rail connectivity funds to the The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Central Subway Project.

BNSF plans to invest an estimated $92 million on maintenance and rail capacity improvement projects in Oklahoma this year.

New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority's Metro-North Railroad is making minor schedule changes effective Monday, July 2, 2012, on the Hudson and New Haven Lines to accommodate several construction projects. There are no changes on the Harlem Line.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority welcomed Former New York Governor David A. Paterson to its board. Gov. Paterson was nominated to serve on the board by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on April 23 and was confirmed to the position by the New York State Senate on June 20. He succeeds Nancy Shevell, who served on the board from June 2001 through January 2012. His term expires on June 30, 2017.

Phoenix Management Services, through its affiliate PMCM, LLC, sold the assets of Conshohocken Rail, LLC, on June 1, 2012, to Conshohocken Recycling & Rail Transfer, LLC, a subsidiary of Regional Rail, LLC, a holding of FirstCity Crestone LLC.

VIA Rail Canada, as part of its ongoing modernization, is taking action to better meet customer demand. VIA Rail is introducing significant improvements to its operations, including tracks, stations and trains, better interconnectivity with other carriers, enhanced customer experience and e-services.

Rick George resigned from the Canadian Pacific Board of Directors.

Wednesday, 27 June 2012 12:39

Beijer Electronics awarded WMATA contract

Beijer Electronics, through its subsidiary Westermo, won a $SEK30 million (US$4 million) contract from Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority to provide its new solution for IP communication (Westermo IP-train solution).

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