Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

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Railroad Track Repairer and Board Member Jack Burton recently passed the half-century mark as an employee of the Alaska Railroad (ARRC) and was recognized for his tenure with a salute during the ARRC Board of Directors meeting November 13. Burton joined ARRC as a track laborer in April 1964.

Friday, 14 November 2014 13:28

Metra readies for winter

As the temperature drops, Chicago-area Metra has taken a variety of steps this year to be better equipped to deal with cold and snowy weather and better prepared to deliver critical information to its passengers.

RailComm has been selected to provide remote control to multiple switch locations and install a shove track protection system at a Class 1 hump yard located in North Carolina.

November 12 marked the start of construction for All Aboard Florida's downtown West Palm Beach station. The existing building was demolished so construction on the approximately 60,000-sq.-ft. station and platform can begin.

The commonwealth of Virginia, Amtrak, Norfolk Southern and the city of Roanoke are beginning the first phase of construction for the platform that will serve intercity passenger rail service to the Star City. It has been 34 years since intercity passenger rail service has served Roanoke.

The East, Gold and the Northwest Rail Westminster Segment of the Regional Transportation District of Denver's (RTD) Eagle P3 project are in full construction and preparing for the testing and commissioning phase that will start in late spring of 2015.

Wednesday, 12 November 2014 13:45

CTA makes veteran hiring a priority

In recognition of the Veterans Day holiday Nov 11, the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) said that it continues to make military veteran hiring a strong priority across the agency, increasing the number of U.S. military veterans now working for the CTA to 358, as part of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and CTA President Forrest Claypool-led initiatives to create hiring preferences to provide employment opportunities to veterans.

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick has rededicated the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority (MBTA) South Station as "Governor Michael S. Dukakis South Station Transportation Center" in recognition of the former Governor's devotion to public transportation and advocacy.

RailComm has been chosen to install and provide control to multiple switches throughout the Port of Los Angeles (POLA) terminal.

After more than two years of construction, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority's Expo Phase 2 reached a significant milestone as crews tied together the electrical components of Phase 2 of the line with Phase 1 at the Culver City station on Nov. 8 and 9.

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