Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

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A report from the U.S. Department of Transportation's (USDOT) National Freight Advisory Committee (NFAC) has made 81 recommendations to improve the performance of the nation's freight transportation system. These recommendations will be used to inform the development of USDOT's National Freight Strategic Plan.

Florida East Coast Railway, LLC (FEC) unveiled its new Intermodal Container Transfer Facility (ICTF) adjacent to Port Everglades July 14.

Tuesday, 15 July 2014 13:57

LIRR union coalition set to strike

United Transportation Union Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers (UTU-SMART) Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) General Chairperson Anthony Simon on July 15 issued a statement on the labor situation at New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) LIRR.

Tuesday, 15 July 2014 13:55

JLP awarded $7-mllion contract

J.L. Patterson & Associates, Inc. (JLP), has been awarded a $7 million contract by the North County Transit District to provide bridge inspection and management services for the district's major bridge structures.

Union Pacific will strengthen Wisconsin's transportation infrastructure by investing $6.1 million in the rail line between Milwaukee and near Sheboygan, Wis. The project, funded entirely by Union Pacific, began June 10 and is scheduled to be completed by the beginning of September.

Over the past four years, the National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association, Inc. (NRC), has made financial contributions to a variety of university rail education and training programs in an effort to support up-and-coming professionals seeking careers in the rail industry and to help develop a well-qualified workforce for its member companies.

Richard Wilder Sprague, 85, retired senior vice president of Bangor and Aroostook Railroad (BAR), died peacefully on July 5, 2014, in Malvern, Pa.

California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation, which will allow the installation of light-rail transit along the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) Orange Line. The bill, authored by Assembly Member Adrin Nazarian, provides the flexibility needed to address the growing demands of public transportation in the Greater San Fernando Valley.

Friday, 11 July 2014 08:22

Ohio plans work on 11 crossings

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) has approved 11 highway-rail grade crossing projects in Hamilton, Hancock, Sandusky, Portage, Erie, Butler and Paulding counties.

Friday, 11 July 2014 08:18

DART readies new DFW Station

Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW Airport) are making final preparations on the last segment of the Orange Line, which arrives at the new DFW Airport Station on August 18. Soon, the country's longest light-rail system will connect to the country's fourth-busiest airport, providing more transportation options for travelers.

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