Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

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Tuesday, 20 October 2015 13:52

CSX to close mechanical shops in Corbin, Ky.

As CSX continues to evaluate network resources and match them to demand in a changing business environment, the company plans to close its mechanical shops in Corbin, Ky.

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has proclaimed October 19 to 25 Wisconsin Freight Rail Week, where the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) and the Transportation Development Association of Wisconsin (TDA) will team up to promote, educate and celebrate the freight rail system that contributes to the state's economy, environment and quality of life.

It has been 20 years since the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) and Amtrak launched Amtrak Cascades passenger train service to Canada. Today, international ridership on the line continues to grow and benefit economies on both sides of the border.

On October 15, U.S. Rep. Donald Norcross (D-NJ-1) joined National Railroad Construction & Maintenance Association (NRC) member Railroad Construction Co. of South Jersey (RCCSJ) for a tour of its facility and its project at the Port of Paulsboro.

Chicago's Metra has proposed a $945.5 million budget that provides for $759.8 million in operating costs and $185.7 million to fund capital improvements in 2016.

Work is expected to begin next week on infrastructure improvements for the Amtrak Southwest Chief route, which will upgrade several miles of the La Junta subdivision of the BNSF Kansas Division to support passenger train speeds.

A study being led by the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission is looking at the possibility of restoring passenger rail to Philadelphia.

Caltrain is working to develop and promote new strategies for encouraging safe behavior around its railroad tracks following a series of incidents in which vehicles illegally stopped at rail crossings and caused collisions with oncoming trains.

The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) Board has approved the award of a construction contract for the new, modern and larger 95th Street Terminal, one of the largest rail station projects in CTA history that will modernize transit and promote economic opportunity on Chicago's south side.

Thursday, 15 October 2015 14:14

SEPTA names new deputy GM

Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) has promoted Richard Burnfield to deputy general manager. He will also continue to serve as SEPTA's treasurer, a position he has held for the past seven years. He will report directly to General Manager Jeffrey Knueppel.

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