Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

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As part of its efforts to reduce costs and hold the line on spending, $5.7 million in Metra savings and efficiencies will be incorporated into the agency's 2016 annual budget plan.

SNC-Lavalin has named Neil Bruce president and chief executive officer and a member of the board of directors, succeeding Robert Card, who will retire. Bruce will begin in his new role October 5, 2015.

A study regarding a freight bypass rail line between the Canadian Pacific Line (Milton GO Rail corridor) west of Trafalgar Road in Milton and the Canadian National bypass Line at Bramalea has been endorsed by the Mississauga City Council.

The Chicago Transit Board approved a contract to begin design work on the Ravenswood Loop Connector Signal Project to replace a 40-year-old signal system on tracks serving the Brown and Purple Line Express between Armitage and Merchandise Mart stations. The modern signal system will enhance CTA's ability to move trains more efficiently and safely.

Thursday, 10 September 2015 14:11

NCDOT awards contract for rail connection

The N.C. Department of Transportation (NCDOT) awarded a $10.2-million grading contract to C.M. Lindsay & Sons, Inc., to create a new 2.4-mile single-track railroad connection in Robeson County.

Thursday, 10 September 2015 14:07

HART marks completion of four miles of guideway

Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) has completed four miles of the system's elevated guideway. The four-mile mark is along Farrington Highway near Leoku Street in Waipahu.

Rocla Concrete Tie, Inc., supplier of pre-stressed concrete ties, has entered in to a long-term supply agreement with All Aboard Florida and Florida East Coast Railway (FEC), which will require the construction of a new facility in Ft. Pierce, Fla.

Thursday, 10 September 2015 13:56

INRD joins BMWED

The Indiana Rail Road Company's 24 maintenance-of-way employees voted to join the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employes Division (BMWED) on Sept. 2.

Wednesday, 09 September 2015 13:55

BART performs maintenance blitz of Transbay Tube

The Transbay Tube has reopened following a labor-intensive weekend for Bay Area Rapid Transit's (BART) Track, Structures, Power, Train Control, Traction Power Engineering and Train Control Engineering teams.

Work to install new tracks and infrastructure have been completed on the express tracks of New York City Transit (NYCT) Queens Boulevard Line and the local tracks of the Lexington Avenue Line in lower Manhattan.

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