Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

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Wednesday, 27 April 2016 14:51

Canada celebrates Rail Safety Week

Although safety is always a focus, the Canadian railway industry celebrates Rail Safety Week April 25 through May 1.

CDPQ Infra, a subsidiary of Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, unveiled plans for its Réseau électrique métropolitain (REM), an integrated, public transportation project.

In keeping with the important railroad tradition of safety, Norfolk Southern rolled out a new educational train and website to help first responders across its network respond to potential rail-related incidents.

Anacostia Rail Holdings (ARH) has promoted Pacific Harbor Line's (PHL) Director of Operations Marlon Taylor to a new role with New York & Atlantic Railway (NY&A) as assistant vice president.

On April 22, federal, state and local officials celebrated the start of construction of Sound Transit's East Link light-rail extension connecting Seattle, Mercer Island, Bellevue and Redmond's Overlake area and Microsoft campus.

Monday, 25 April 2016 13:15

South Shore taps double-track dollars

The Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority (RDA) Board of the Directors took another step toward expanding commuter access to Chicago with a $1.6-million matching grant to the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD) to help fund $4 million in preliminary engineering and environmental work for the South Shore double tracking project.

As the next step in its ongoing efforts to increase safety at railroad crossings, the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has released a list of railroad crossings in the United States where multiple incidents have occurred in recent years. The list includes 15 crossings where 10 or more incidents have occurred during the last decade.

The Regional Transportation District (RTD) of Denver on April 22 began University of Colorado A Line commuter rail service from downtown Denver to Denver International Airport. The line is among the nation's first transit projects built by a public-private partnership and is a part of an ambitious transit expansion plan for the eight-county metropolitan area.

The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development passed $56.5 billion legislation to fund its programs for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017, including several allocations for rail.

Loram Maintenance of Way, Inc., has appointed Katie Hadenfeldt to the position of vice president sales and marketing. In her new role, Hadenfeldt will have responsibility for all aspects of Loram's contract services sales and marketing efforts, along with all new and existing product development initiatives.

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