Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

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The U.S. Department of Transportation's (USDOT) Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) Credit Council has given preliminary approval on a nearly $1.9-billion federal loan for the Dulles Metrorail Silver Line Phase 2 project in Virginia.

Metrolink has begun a Positive Train Control (PTC) revenue service demonstration (RSD) under the authority of BNSF in California. Metrolink operated PTC RSD on Orange County Line train 686 February 20, however, the first revenue service train to offer the technology was 91 Line train 700 February 17.

Norfolk Southern CEO Wick Moorman, while speaking to a U.S. Chamber of Commerce meeting on infrastructure, said freight railroads are "essential to driving America's continued economic recovery."

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) continued the effort to restore and extend the Short Line Railroad Rehabilitation and Investment Act through 2016.

Thursday, 20 February 2014 16:30

Managing friction

Friction management methods, products and equipment continue to improve in 2014.

Twin Cities & Western Railroad (TC&W) rejected a proposal to relocate Minneapolis area freight rail service after reviewing a technical analysis prepared by a South Dakota engineering firm. The proposed relocation would move freight service from the Kenilworth Corridor to a St. Louis Park route to make way for the Metropolitan Council's Southwest light-rail project.

Thursday, 20 February 2014 10:57

JaxPort awards ICTF design/build contract

The Jacksonville Port Authority (JaxPort) in Florida has awarded The Dana B. Keynon Company a contract to design and build an intermodal container transfer facility (ICTF) at Dames Point to facilitate the direct transfer of containers between vessels and trains.

Thursday, 20 February 2014 10:55

Augimeri to chair Toronto Transit Commission

Toronto City Council appointed Councilor Maria Augimeri as chair of the Toronto Transit Commission until the term expires November 30, 2014.

Canadian National's 2014 capital plan includes an investment of approximately CA$2.1 billion (US$1.9 billion) to continue to raise network safety and efficiency, improve service and grow the business.

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