Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

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The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has proposed a rule to increase oversight responsibilities of State Safety Oversight Agencies (SSOAs) by replacing the existing outdated regulatory framework with one designed to better evaluate the effectiveness of a rail transit agency's system safety program.

Lisa Raitt, Canada's minister of Transport, introduced legislation in the House of Commons that Transport Canada says is expected to enhance railway safety and make the rail industry and crude oil shippers more accountable.

Crews in East Kapolei, Hawaii, have completed the first two miles of elevated guideway for the Honolulu Area Rapid Transit (HART) project.

Friday, 20 February 2015 13:03

KCS names Ottensmeyer president

Kansas City Southern, as part of its succession planning process, appointed Patrick Ottensmeyer president, effective March 1, 2015.

BNSF 's 2015 capital program for its operations in Wisconsin will be an estimated $120 million for rail maintenance and capacity improvement projects.

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx on Feb. 19 was joined by Rep. G.K. Butterfield and Durham, N.C., Mayor William Bell at an event to highlight the proposed Durham-Orange Light Rail Transit (LRT) Project.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) Board of Commissioners voted unanimously in support of the core structural and strategic recommendations of the bistate special panel on the future of the port authority.

Friday, 20 February 2015 12:43

Fortune names UP Most Admired in industry

Fortune named Union Pacific the most admired among trucking, transportation and logistics companies for the fifth consecutive year, marking the twelfth time in 16 years the company has been named No. 1.

Thursday, 19 February 2015 13:57

BNSF outlines 2015 capital plans for Missouri

BNSF's 2015 capital program for its operations in Missouri will be an estimated $153 million for rail capacity improvement projects and maintenance.

On Feb. 18, Sound Transit completed the permanent Tukwila rail station.

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