Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

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Monday, 24 March 2014 13:18

ASLRRA names 2013 safety winners

The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) named the winners of its Safety Awards for 2013. ASLRRA says the Safety Program enables the association to recognize the continued efforts of its members to maintain a high level of safety.

Canadian National (CN) has proposed binding arbitration to reach a contract settlement with the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference – Conductors, Trainpersons and Yardpersons (TCRC-CTY) after the union advised that the tentative labor agreement negotiated with CN on February 5, 2014, failed to ratify.

The Union Pacific Board of Directors has voted to elect the company's chief executive officer, Jack Koraleski, chairman of the board and has also added David Dillon to the board, effective immediately.

The Chicago Transit Authority's Your New Blue track and station improvement program for the Blue Line O'Hare branch will begin this weekend, with track closures between Western and Logan Square.

Denver Regional Transportation District's (RTD) FasTracks broke ground March 20 on the North Metro Rail Line, a new passenger rail service that will improve transit options for Denver's northern communities when it opens in 2018.

Thursday, 20 March 2014 14:40

MTA moves forward with cameras on trains

The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is moving forward with the installation of video cameras on trains.

Englewood, N.J., Mayor Frank Huttle III, along with 11 other mayors in the state have formed a mayors' commission to spearhead a plan to extend the northern portion of New Jersey Transit's Hudson-Bergen Light Rail Line through Bergen County.

A study by HNTB Corp. indicates that a passenger train linking New Orleans and Baton Rouge, La., on existing freight tracks, with stops in between, could begin two daily trips, ultimately growing to regular service with a possible station near the New Orleans International Airport.

Union Pacific has recently promoted many in the marketing and sales, operating and finance departments.

Caltrain will begin service for passengers at its newly grade-separated San Bruno Station April 1.

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