Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

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Monday, 28 October 2013 13:20

O'Leary named ARRC president and CEO

The Alaska Railroad Corporation (ARRC) Board of Directors has named Bill O'Leary as president and CEO, succeeding Chris Aadnesen, who has served in the position since September 2010. O'Leary will start his new position November 1.

Sound Transit in Seattle, Wash., is currently reaching out to community members and asking, "Where should regional high-capacity transit services go next following the completion of currently funded projects in 2023?" and asking that they participate in Sound Transit's Long-Range Plan update.

In Portland, Ore., TriMet's Steel Bridge, which sees 559 MAX light-rail trains crossings each weekday, has had signal issues recently and crews have been working to identify and fix them.

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) has moved to make permanent a temporary moratorium on a procedure known as "simple approval" in which trackside workers are responsible for their own safety.

Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) New York City Transit (NYCT) will re-open the newly refurbished northbound platforms of the B and Q Line stations at Cortelyou Road, Beverley Road and Parkside Avenue in Brooklyn on October 28, two weeks earlier than scheduled.

With Canadian National (CN) and Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) locked in a dispute, the industries that rely on the railway to ship products will be stuck with significantly fewer options if they go to a strike after the cooling off period.

On October 23, the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority hosted a kick-off meeting for the much-anticipated Azusa to Montclair segment of the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension light-rail line.

Thursday, 24 October 2013 11:54

GO Transit names new president

Metrolinx in Toronto, ON, Canada appointed Greg Percy to president of GO Transit, following an extensive international search process. Percy will assume the role effective November 9, 2013.

October 23 marked the 100th anniversary of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Long Island Rail Road's (LIRR) Jamaica Station, a historic transportation hub and transfer point for 10 of the LIRR's 11 branches that is used by 150,000 passengers every day.

BNSF plans to develop a $28-million logistics center and make improvements to an existing rail yard and mainline infrastructure in Sweetwater, Texas.

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