Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

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Wednesday, 02 July 2014 14:40

FTA calls first year of TSO a success

Two years ago, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) was granted the authority to oversee the safety of all of America's individual public transportation systems, writes Theresa McMillan, FTA deputy administrator in the U.S. Department of Transportation's Fast Lane blog.

Wednesday, 02 July 2014 14:38

Keolis begins operations of MBTA service

Keolis Commuter Services officially began operating the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's (MBTA) 14 passenger rail lines on July 1, 2014, with a pledge to increase on-time performance and improve safety, cleanliness and customer service.

Railroads look to suppliers for smooth grade-crossing surfaces to ensure safety for everyone and everything that passes over and on the tracks.

John Goldman, vice president of the Louisville & Indiana Railroad (L&I) has been promoted to president, effective July 11, succeeding Mike Stolzman, who is joining Colo Railroad Builders in Houston, Texas.

Kraemer Boulevard is now open to traffic as Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) puts finishing touches on a new grade separation that separates car traffic from the busy freight rail line that now travels overhead.

Column work has begun for the section of Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation's (HART) elevated rail line that will cross over the H-1/H-2 Freeway merge between Waipahu and Pearl City.

Harsco Corporation received its second major railway track and infrastructure maintenance equipment award from Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) in Switzerland. The award, valued at more than $100 million, calls for 59 high-speed catenary vehicles that will be used for the construction, maintenance and repair of overhead catenary systems throughout Switzerland. Deliveries will begin in 2016 and continue through 2017.

Axion International Holdings, Inc., has received its fifth purchase order for ECOTRAX® rail ties to be shipped to Europe.

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has issued a Record of Decision (ROD) for the 114-mile Fresno to Bakersfield Section of the California high-speed train system. The ROD is the last step in the National Environmental Policy Act process and clears the way to break ground on the project.

The California Transportation Commission (CTC) has allocated $510 million to 83 transportation projects, including upwards of $113 million for rail-related projects.

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