Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

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Monday, 08 December 2014 13:46

CN and USW union reach tentative agreement

Canadian National has reached a tentative agreement with the United Steelworkers (USW) union Local 2004 to renew the labor contract for approximately 3,000 CN maintenance-of-way employees represented by the USW in Canada. The current CN-USW labor agreement is scheduled to expire on Dec. 31, 2014.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has awarded a $193.8-million contract to Judlau Contracting, Inc., to rehabilitate the new South Ferry station and include elements that would protect the station from flooding in the event of future damaging storms.

RailComm was selected to provide and install a car tracking and inventory management solution at Terminal Railway Alabama State Docks (TASD).

Caltrain released the Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) for the planned electrification of the Caltrain corridor between San Jose and San Francisco, Calif.

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) Board received an update from Los Angeles World Airport (LAWA) officials on its Automated People Mover (APM) project, saying that the light-rail-line could be in service by 2024.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT), along with local municipalities and counties, will host an open house Dec. 8, in Willmar, Minn., to gather input for the 2015 update of the Minnesota State Rail Plan.

Thirteen U.S. Representatives sent a letter to House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers and Committee Ranking Member Nita Lowey on December 3 requesting that end-of-year appropriations measures include provisions to prohibit federal spending on California high-speed rail (CAHSR).

Friday, 05 December 2014 11:36

Unitrac names new president

Unitrac Railroad Materials, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Healy Railroad Corporation, promoted Phil Pietrandrea to president. Pietrandrea, who joined Unitrac in 2006, most recently served as senior vice president of sales and marketing for the company.

Thursday, 04 December 2014 12:18

Work begins to replace San Mateo Bridges

Work began December 4 on Caltrain's San Mateo Bridges Replacement Project, an infrastructure project that will provide seismic upgrades to four aging railway passes on the Peninsula.

Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) will be performing signal work for the East Side Access project December 5 through December 8, which will require closing two of four East River Tunnels connecting Queens to Manhattan and Penn Station.

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