Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

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The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) will dole out $75 million in federal grant funds to extend the Metrolink 91 passenger rail line from Riverside to Perris, Calif.

Tuesday, 10 December 2013 14:13

MTA set to greet Old Man Winter

Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) New York City Transit (NYCT), Metro-North Railroad, Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) and MTA Bridges and Tunnels are once again preparing for the arrival of winter weather.

Canadian National will start serving a new frac sand producer on its Wisconsin rail network this month.

Monday, 09 December 2013 17:57

Educating the future of railway engineering

Railroad engineering education programs, both established and new, are offering a variety of courses and training opportunities for the young and growing workforce.

Monday, 09 December 2013 16:53

Strong and helpful hand-held tools

Notable jobs sometimes require the smallest of tools. Suppliers are offering up big improvements for these hand-held devices in 2013.

Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Metro-North Railroad is making immediate improvements to reinforce safety at critical curves and movable bridges along the railroad's right-of-way. These improvements were directed by New York Gov.Andrew Cuomo in a letter to the MTA and by an emergency order from the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA).

U.S. Sens. Charles Schumer (D-NY) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) urged the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) to immediately begin requiring critical safety monitoring systems that consist of inward and outward facing cameras in locomotives and operating railway cabs following the December 1 Metro-North derailment.

At Pactiv, a food packaging manufacturing company in Canandaigua, N.Y., U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) joined Finger Lakes Railway President Mike Smith and Pactiv Plant Manager Rod Kucera to launch his push for the Short Line Railroad Rehabilitation and Investment Act of 2013, which extends the tax credit to shortline freight railroads.

The Chicago Transit Authority's (CTA) will overhaul its Blue Line O'Hare Branch, which will provide faster travel times and updated stations while creating more than 1,300 jobs.

Friday, 06 December 2013 14:36

UTA readies S-Line for official opening

The first segment of the Utah Transit Authority's (UTA) Sugar House Streetcar line (S-Line) will open December 8. The UTA says new service connects thousands of area residents with local employers, shops and area attractions while spurring millions of dollars in residential and retail development along the route.

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