Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

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Norfolk Southern, the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation broke ground on a $70-million steel arch railroad bridge in Letchworth State Park.

Canaveral Port Authority (CPA) commissioners have asked the Surface Transportation Board (STB) for a temporary pause in the review process of the Port Canaveral Rail Extension Project while the port team works with the Gilbane-Renaurt-Larkin-MARS Group to study a rail route through the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

As part of the San Mateo Bridges Replacement Project, Caltrain will replace the 100-year-old Tilton Avenue rail bridge on the weekend of Nov. 7, 2015.

Conatus Capital Group, Inc., has acquired the majority controlling interest in Pacific Imperial Railroad (PIR); Arturo Alemany, principal of Conatus, has been confirmed as chief executive officer and president of PIR.

The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation approved Sarah Feinberg to be administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration by a 19-1 vote.

Canadian Pacific has appointed Jeffrey Ellis to chief legal officer and corporate secretary, effective December 1, 2015, replacing Paul Guthrie, who will retire in the first quarter of 2016.

On Oct. 26, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) issued a Safety Directive16-1 to the Tri-State Oversight Committee (TOC) and sent a letter to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) Board Chair and Interim General Manager detailing the new roles, responsibilities and reporting relationships between the organizations.

Tuesday, 27 October 2015 14:40

Caltrain to replace San Francisco bridge

Caltrain will be removing the existing Quint Street Bridge and replacing it with a new berm. The current 100-year-old bridge, deemed structurally deficient, does not meet existing seismic safety standards and must be replaced to ensure the safety of community members and Caltrain passengers.

Union Pacific's employees achieved a 0.92 reportable injury rate through the third quarter, improving 12 percent over the same period in 2014.

Harsco Rail, a division of Harsco Corporation has appointed Andre Schoen to vice president for international regions.

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