Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

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Friday, 24 June 2016 12:57

R.J. Corman's King to retire

After nearly four years of dedicated service to R.J. Corman Railroad Group, Craig King he retire from his position as president and chief executive officer and will be assuming a seat on the board of directors.

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) Board of Directors approved a $5.66-billion budget for fiscal year 2017. The adopted budget represents over a two percent decrease from FY16 budget — even with the addition of new rail services, rising costs and new projects and programs.

The Sound Transit Board has capped three and a half years of discussion and public input by unanimously voting to send voters a final Sound Transit 3 (ST3) ballot measure for consideration in November. The plan's proposals include completion of a regional light-rail network as the area's population grows an estimated 800,000 by 2040.

Meridian Speedway, LLC (MSLLC), a joint venture between Kansas City Southern (KCS) and Norfolk Southern (NS) for a 320-mile rail line between Meridian, Miss. and Shreveport, La., will invest approximately $28 million in 2016 on construction and improvement projects on its Vicksburg and Meridian Subdivisions.

Ontario has proposed four new GO Train stations along the Stouffville and Lakeshore East GO Transit lines as part of Metrolinx's Regional Express Rail (RER) program.

Union Pacific plans to invest $2.1 million in 2016 to improve its transportation infrastructure in Wisconsin, enhancing employee, community and customer safety and increasing rail operating efficiency.

Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Secretary Mark Gottlieb joined federal, state and local officials and partners June 22 to celebrate the completion of the $22-million reconstruction of the train passenger concourse at the Milwaukee Intermodal Station (MIS).

Thursday, 23 June 2016 13:45

Leader named COO of WMATA

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) named Joseph Leader as the new chief operating officer (COO) in charge of rail, bus and paratransit services, effective August 1.

Ontario has proposed four new GO Train stations along the Barrie and Kitchener GO Transit lines as part of Metrolinx's Regional Express Rail (RER) program.

An accelerated project timeline has resulted in all of Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority's (WMATA) underground weather tight seals located on third rail power feeds and jumper cables have been successfully being installed ahead of schedule.

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