Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

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The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded New Jersey Transit $147,086,000 through the Federal Transit Administration's Public Transportation Emergency Relief Program for repair, recovery and resiliency projects associated with Superstorm Sandy.

Chicago Transit Authority will soon begin construction on three major transit infrastructure projects as part of the new Loop Link initiative that will redevelop and modernize transportation from Union Station to Millennium Park. Included in the projects is a new Washington-Wabash CTA 'L" station, which will begin construction in mid March.

As part of its ongoing effort to improve safety at railroad grade crossings, the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has begun a new, multi-faceted campaign aimed at strengthening enforcement and safety awareness at grade crossings.

Monday, 02 March 2015 13:12

NS names Squires to succeed Moorman

Norfolk Southern named James Squires chief executive officer, succeeding Wick Moorman. The action by the company's board of directors is part of its planned succession process and will be effective June 1, 2015.

Metrolink reached a critical milestone March 2, 2015, by launching Positive Train Control (PTC) in revenue service demonstration (RSD) along the its San Bernardino Line between Los Angeles and San Bernardino, Calif.

Implementation of Positive Train Control (PTC) technology on Kansas City Southern is a major, ongoing initiative, especially for the Signal, Mechanical, IT and Telecommunications groups, the railroad says. The railroad provided an update on its progress of PTC implementation in an employee newsletter.

The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) has programmed approximately $3.7 million to fund 15 projects across the state through the Freight Rail and Rail Crossing Safety Improvement program for Fiscal Year 2015.

Monday, 02 March 2015 12:34

Harsco acquires Protran Technology

Harsco Corporation has acquired Protran Technology, which designs and produces safety systems for transportation and industrial applications. Protran will be operated as a unit of Harsco Rail.

Sound Transit set an all-time annual record in 2014 for boardings on its trains and buses. The latest numbers reported reflect an increase of more than eight percent over 2013, bringing average weekday boardings to more than 109,000 for 2014 and total boardings to an estimated 33 million.

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