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Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

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Wednesday, 13 January 2016 07:13

Morsches named CEO of TranSystems

Richard Morsches, PE, has been promoted to chief executive officer of TranSystems Corp. He brings to this role more than 30 years of experience and progressive leadership from serving clients locally in the Chicago area, to managing offices throughout the region, to leading the firm's strategy and sales efforts nationally.

Kansas City Southern (KCS) will invest approximately $15 million in 2016 on rail and bridge improvement projects on its Beaumont Subdivision between DeQuincy and DeRidder, La. These projects will help grow capacity, as well as maintain and enhance safety on KCS' cross-border network.

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) began the first phase of construction for the Arrott Transportation Center station on January 11, 2016. The project budget has been set at $38.5 million and construction is expected to last through winter 2018.

Tuesday, 12 January 2016 13:00

Hoppe, past LIRR president, passes away

Charles W. Hoppe, who served as Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Long Island Rail Road's (LIRR) 34th President, from April 2, 1990, to August 31, 1994, passed away December 22, 2015.

Tuesday, 12 January 2016 12:58

CSX names new sales and marketing leads

CSX appointed key leaders in sales and marketing as the company continues to focus on enhancing customer relationships and encouraging profitable growth.

RailComm has been selected to replace an obsolete control system with its DOC® system at a Class 1 yard in Buffalo, N.Y. The system will be an upgrade to a modern computer-based operation of the receiving sections of the facility.

As part of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's ongoing commitment to improve accessibility throughout the city of Chicago, the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) has implemented a new initiative that will establish a blueprint for making it 100 percent accessible over the next 20 years.

The Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board (JPB) welcomed new members Raul Peralez and Joél Ramos and elected its officers for 2016 at Caltrain's January meeting.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has unveiled the eighth signature proposal of his 2016 agenda, which is to modernize and fundamentally transform the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), improving the travel experience for millions of New Yorkers and visitors to the metropolitan region.

Canadian National has submitted a comprehensive Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA) for its proposed logistics hub to be built in Milton, Ontario.

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