Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

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This week in Washington state, crews will start landslide mitigation work near Mukilteo and Everett to help limit landslides that disrupt passenger train service north of Seattle.

R. J. Corman Railroad Company took possession of the former Carolina Southern on August 17, but began moving equipment into place and clearing shrubs on the overgrown line two weeks before the deal was sealed in an effort to return the line to working order as quickly as possible.

The Fiscal and Management Control Board has endorsed the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's (MBTA) plan to improve service for tens of thousands of commuter rail passengers over the course of the next five months.

Metro-North Railroad is set to receive more than $20 million in federal emergency relief funding for its Power and Signal Resiliency Improvements project. Local match will be provided through the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Capital Plan Amendment 2010-2014 in the amount of $6,932,500.

A report commissioned by Pennsylvania and written by Dr. Allan Zarembski evaluates the commonwealth's freight rail system and makes 27 recommendations to improve the safety of oil by train.

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) proposed a rule to establish a Public Transportation Safety Program under FTA's new safety oversight authority established by the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21).

Monday, 17 August 2015 13:14

Whitmore names VP Product Development

Whitmore has hired Douglas Reid as vice president of product development. He brings more than 20 years of experience to the Whitmore leadership team in the areas of new business development, marketing and product management.

The Port of Vancouver USA opened a new rail entrance August 13 that will help ensure trains move, goods flow from regional businesses and Washington state remains competitive in the global market.

Friday, 14 August 2015 12:36

FASTRACK returns to 1, 2 and 3 lines

For the first time this year, Metropolitan Transportation Authority New York City Transit's FASTRACK program returns to stations along the 1, 2 and 3 lines between Midtown Manhattan and Downtown Brooklyn for two consecutive weeks starting August 17.

Canadian National's Claude Mongeau, president and chief executive officer, will soon undergo surgery to remove a rare type of precancerous soft-tissue tumour located in the upper left part of his larynx.

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