Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

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Hawaii Gov. David Ige signed into law a five-year extension authorizing counties to continue the half-percentage point surcharge on state tax to continue funding the Honolulu's $6-billion rail transit project. The surcharge will be effective until Dec. 31, 2027.

BNSF Logistics, LLC, acquired Transportation Technology Services (TTS), an engineering and logistics services provider focused on rail solutions for over-dimensional cargoes. BNSF Logistics says TTS has particular expertise and market presence in the wind energy industry. BNSF Logistics is an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of BNSF and provides third-party freight logistics services.

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx joined Charlotte, N.C, Mayor and Metropolitan Transit Commission Chair Daniel Clodfelter July 14 to commemorate the grand opening of the CityLYNX Gold Line service.

Sound Transit's second tunnel boring machine for the Northgate Link light-rail extension reached the wall of the future Roosevelt light-rail station, completing the second 1.5-mile segment of a 3.4-mile tunnel that will serve light-rail trains from Northgate Mall to the University of Washington.

Wednesday, 15 July 2015 13:50

FEC opens new train dispatch center

On July 11, Florida East Coast Railway (FEC) opened a new dispatch center equipped with a Wabtec Train Management Dispatching System (TMDS).

Kansas City Southern (KCS) appointed Brian Hancock to executive vice president and chief marketing officer, reporting to KCS president Patrick Ottensmeyer.

Tuesday, 14 July 2015 14:44

Update 2015: special trackwork

Manufacturers of special trackwork components offer pieces designed with a longer lifespan in mind.

Crews hoisted into place the final 35-ton concrete segments for Sound Transit's South 200th Link light-rail extension July 13, connecting the elevated structure to the airport.

Union Pacific will strengthen its transportation infrastructure in Missouri by investing nearly $15 million in the rail line between the Missouri/Iowa border and Trenton. The project began July 9 and is scheduled to be completed the mid-August.

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