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Tuesday, 29 September 2015 13:26

NS renames Memphis yard in honor of Deb Butler

Norfolk Southern's yard in Memphis, Tenn., has a new name and it is "Harris Yard," in honor of Deborah Harris Butler, the railroad's executive vice president planning and chief information officer, who is retiring Oct. 1, 2015.

Tuesday, 29 September 2015 13:17

Progress Rail to acquire RPS from Amsted

Progress Rail Services Corporation, supplier of railroad products and services to the railroad and transit industries, has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase Rail Product Solutions, Inc. (RPS) from Amsted Rail Company, Inc. RPS is a provider of track fastening products and integrated fastening systems.

Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) has completed a major renovation project on the Clark/Division Red Line station. The project added a new entrance, as well as a fully renovated and modernized the station.

Tuesday, 29 September 2015 13:13

LACMTA names first chief innovation officer

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) has selected Dr. Joshua Schank as the first-ever head of its newly created Office of Extraordinary Innovation, effective October 5, 2015.

Presidential Emergency Board (PEB) 248 has issued its recommendations to settle the four-year contract dispute between New Jersey Transit and the Rail Labor Coalition of 14 unions representing 4,300 union workers, reports the United Transportation Union.

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) approved the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) corrective action plan to improve the safety of its Metrorail and Metrobus systems as required by an FTA Safety Directive.

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) Board of Directors approved the contract for the L.A. County Grade Crossing and Corridor Safety Program, authorizing engineering studies to identify potential safety improvements at approximately 153 pedestrian and vehicular grade crossings along 160 miles of LACMTA-owned right-of-way in Los Angeles County.

Bentley Systems, Incorporated, provider of software solutions for sustaining infrastructure, has released the list of project finalists in the 2015 Be Inspired Awards program.

Metra Director of Safety Hilary Konczal has been named to the World Safety Organization (WSO) Board of Directors and received the group's James K. Williams Award for his dedication to programs and practices that promote safety.

The Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority and its contractor marked the substantial completion of the Pasadena, Calif., to Azusa, Calif., segment. The construction authority said the $1-billion project is on budget and on time with passenger service expected to begin in the spring of 2016.

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